"God save the queen, the fascist regime" (Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen) | accepted

Rotten’s critique of the crown is achieved through a kind of cynical cover of the traditional British anthem, “God Save the Queen [or King].”

"Built to last, we made this craft" (Robert Glasper – Black Radio) | pending

More broadly, though, African American labor and ingenuity built modern America.

W.E.B. Du Bois expresses a similar concept nearly a century earlier in his chapter on slave spirituals from The Souls of Black Folk (1903):

Our song, our toil, our cheer, and warning have been given to this nation in blood-brotherhood. Are not these gifts worth the giving? Is not this work and striving? Would America have been America without her Negro people?

"Triple shade of black that my bleach should never fade me" (Robert Glasper – Black Radio) | accepted

On the same black national consciousness tip, Bey’s debut album was titled “Black on Both Sides.”

"Antebellum statues paved the way for me" (Poison Pen – 2nd Amendment) | accepted

"I don't sip on brew, so this Bud's for you" (Jurassic 5 – The Influence) | pending

He’s also playing on and reversing the meaning of the classic “Bud” commercials that offered, “This Bud’s for you”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvu_WtduxII

"God save the queen, the fascist regime" (Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen) | rejected

The song is a cover of the traditional British anthem, “God Save the Queen [or King].”

"The Zulu Nation" (Afrika Bambaataa – Planet Rock) | pending

References to the Zulu Nation abound throughout the later history of hip hop as well, especially in the lyrics of the Native Tongues collective, as when Q-Tip raps on Tribe’s “Bugging Out”:

Zulu Nation, brothers last creation
Minds get flooded, ejaculation

"In the "Context" field, provide background information ab..." (Poetry Genius Editors – Poetry Genius Guidelines) | accepted

I would emphasize the work here rather than the author, providing only basic info to establish context.

In the long term, the William Carlos Williams “artist” page will have more in depth biographical info.

"So I just sweep the street and tell the sheep to go to sl..." (Nitty Scott – Tell Somebody) | accepted

There is word play here “sheep” as well.

"My shit deep, mainstream won't peep" (Nitty Scott – Tell Somebody) | pending

Given the above sexual metaphors, this line also likely plays on the double meaning of “deep,” as intellectually profound and sexually potent.