Black Spiderman

Album: Everybody (2017)
Charted: 87
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  • Logic talks on this empowering track about how whatever race, religion, color, creed, and sexual orientation a person is they should be proud of it and also respect other people's differences. Logic said: "This song is the celebration of unity and a world built upon division. People say things like I don't see color, I just see people. To which I retour you should see color, you should see a black man, a white woman, a brown little girl or any other color of the rainbow."
  • Logic talks about the stereotypical portrayals of Jesus as a white Caucasian.

    Praise Black Jesus now call the preacher
    Maybe Jesus was black
    Maybe Jesus had dreads

    He explained to Genius:

    "I had a whole conversation with Killer Mike about Jesus. And he really educated me and hipped me on it. But I just don't see Jesus being hella pasty. It just doesn't make sense when you think about where he comes from.

    But I don't know, I'm not here to argue about religion. I'm not here to say what Jesus was or wasn't. It just comes down to the fact that me saying, "Black Jesus," shouldn't make you feel a way. So what maybe Jesus was Black. You know how many Black households I've been in and they got Black Jesus?

    There is legit Asian Jesus on people's walls. I've gone in their house and they got Asian Jesus. I swear to god. These things exist, but I've been so used to seeing white Jesus, everywhere. It's not about that. It's not about religion.

    This is about racism. This is about depicting what is or should be or shouldn't be. Let Spider-Man be Puerto Rican, Black, Asian or whatever. It doesn't matter."
  • Speaking to Billboard magazine, Logic pointed to the song's lyric, "Do what you love, and don't wonder what it could be" as emblematic of his objective for his music. "This is the fight for equality for every man, woman, child, race, religion, color, creed, sexual orientation," he said. "If you don't like that, you're an evil person."
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