What a shame from the pain cause we used to being slaves
Made a change from the whips, shackles and the chains
But nowadays man seem a little strange
Trade his soul for the whips and the chains, what a change!
Rocky openly questions why the cycle is repeating itself: blacks were once enslaved and had whips and chains and now, a century later rappers are once again enslaving themselves by selling their souls to labels just to get whips and chains again. Albeit now the whips are cars, and the chains are gold necklaces, they are still enslaved by them. A quite deep line from “Dat PrettyMotherFucker”
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