We don’t see people arguing what the hell the Greeks/Roman people looked like. Is it so insane to think one of the greatest civilizations could have been one of brown and African people? With that aside I love Frank’s afrocentrism.
I laugh at all the homophobes who heard this song, fell in love with it, then shuddered to think they might have been singing along with a man, (who may) have been singing about another man. Ha!
I interpreted him saying “Don’t curse me” in reply to the the taxi driver who says “Allahu akbar”, as a rejection of prayer for a God that (according to most religions) wouldn’t approve of his love. I think he refers to his unrequieted love as the bad religion…not islam. But I’m pretty sure he isn’t saying islam is a bad religion. he
S saying unrequieted love is. Although I see how it could be interpreted that way, and I hope that isn’t what he’s trying to say. And I don’t support any discriminationatory speech against islam.
Lupe also touches on the subject of white privilege, and the assocation of poverty with blackness.
Clearly here Vanilla = white, and chocolate = black
Vanilla = white.
White privilege refers to the advantages whites accrue from american society as a result of the disadvantages to people of color.
“No cosign” can also be a reference to the fact that he never had a cosigner on his first home.
Also see the song “Backpackers”. “No cosign, trigonometry”
By addressing someone as “new lunch” this implies her competitor is just another person for her eat, b/c of her superior sexual/social/rap game. Basically: YOU AIN’T SHIT.
Lunch can also be a cunnilingus reference, as you “eat” your lunch the same way you would….well..you know…