While my mama was Rosa parks and my poppa was Joe Clark

from Honors English – Highlight Real Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Joe Clark was a high school principal in one of New Jersey’s toughest inner city schools. He was played by Morgan Freeman in 1989 biopic Lean on Me.

Honors is saying how his ideological parents were people like Rosa Parks, who chose to fight the system in her own way, and Joe Clark, who educated rough, inner city kids in Honor’s hometown of NJ.

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