I'd say the future is looking bright contrary to CNN

from Rapsody (Ft. Ab-Soul & Raheem DeVaughn) – Non-Fiction Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

As he’s expanded upon in multiple interviews and “Illuminate”, Soulo has an eye condition that prevents him from looking directly into bright light. That turns this into a double entendre, since:

  1. “I’d say the future is looking bright contrary to CNN” — He’d say the future’s bright, even though news outlets like CNN are always showing the horrific side of the times we are in.

  2. “I’d say the future is looking bright contrary to seeing in” — He’d say the future’s bright, even though he’s always seeing in the darkness behind the shades he’s always wearing.

Also using the line prior to this one, this is also an allusion to the Future song, “Same Damn Time.” .

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