I'm cooking up the books like a communist bonfire
And tell Uncle Sam I forgot the receipt
He gon' call me a liar and I'mma call him a thief
The jury looking like him and enjoying looking at me
Oddisee is destroying his income records (“cooking up the books”) to not be taxed so much by the IRS. However, Oddisee just sees this as his recouping money that the federal government took in a shady manner.
In Soviet Russia, there were, indeed, book burnings initiated by the Communist Party.
Oddisee is taken to trial, judged by a jury (most likely of racist white men) that enjoy watching a black man suffer.
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