Down With The King: 25 Martin Luther King Jr. Rap References

19. Nas "Getting Married" (2004)



Album: Street's Disciple
Producer: Chucky Thompson
Label: Ill Will/Columbia
Lyric: "It was my dream for my queen to put the ring on and ride/Even Martin Luther King had a fling on the side/That's what the negative ones say."

In this 2004 ode to his now-ex-wife Kelis, Nas refers to the "negative ones" who fixate on the more sordid aspects of MLK's life: his alleged marital infidelities. But Nas knows that King's legacy is what's most important.

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