Sunshine

Album: King Push - Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • Featuring production from Zaytoven and Travi$ Scott with soulful vocals from Jill Scott on the hook, this politically charged song finds Pusha losing patience with the discrimination and inequality he sees in America. He debuted the tune on December 15, 2015 during an appearance on The Daily Show.
  • In his second verse, Pusha makes a reference to reports that the Statue of Liberty was originally supposed to be a black woman as a celebration of overcoming slavery.

    They'll never re-write this, like they re-wrote history
    The fact that the Statue of Liberty was black is a goddamn mystery
    And so it goes, every truth don't get told


    Pusha explained in a Genius annotation:

    "I have a friend who is a teacher. We grew up together. She used to rap with us as a collective, in Star Trak. She was actually signed to Whitney Houston's label early on.

    She told me, The Statue of Liberty basically it was modeled after an African woman. It was too much for whoever the powers they be and they were like, 'Nah, you gotta send that back. Redo that.' That wowed me."

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