I was stacked on top of my folk and it was really hard to breathe
It was a little hard to believe that I had been caught up in this mess
And some of my own people would sell me to my death
During the middle passage, conditions under slave ships were inhuman to say the least. Africans were made to literally sleep stacked on top of each other. In the movie roots, by Alex Haley, he shows “trained Slaves” aiding their masters in the capture of Africans to enslave.
Again, K.R.I.T. could also be discussing the multitude of artists signed to Def Jam. So many in fact, that it becomes difficult to get the proper promotion and attention that he deserves to be successful as an artist. He may find it hard to believe that he is in this situation and that someone of his own race is apart of the problem.
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