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

23. Lil Wayne "Playing With Fire" (2008)



Album: Tha Carter III
Producer: StreetRunner
Label: Cash Money
Lyric: "So assassinate me, bitch!/'Cause I'm doing the same shit Martin Luther King did/Checking in the same hotel, in the same suite, bitch/Same balcony, like, assassinate me, bitch!"

In a moment of catharsis, Weezy likens himself to MLK, who was shot dead on April 4, 1968 while standing on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. In a nod to Biggie, Wayne's verse recycles one of hip-hop's most enduring aphorisms: You're nobody until somebody kills you.

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