Like the dream of the King when the sniper took his life
On the balcony of Lorraine Motel
Killer Mike compares Martin Luther King’s assassination at the Lorraine Motel with the grandmother in previous line since both were wrongfully killed.
In both cases, a dream of a better life died as well. For King, this “dream” was famously expressed in his “I have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington.
This reference to “dreaming” will be echoed lated in the same verse when Killer Mike goes a little further back in black history to Langston Hughes’s “Dream Deferred.”
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