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Album: Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues (2017)
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  • RZA touches on racial inequality during his two verses.

    If I put my fist through the face of a racist
    Smack 'em tasteless
    Would I face three cases in court, locked in places
    Or shackled to a seat of a bus, a hundred of us
    Life in America shouldn't be so tough


    RZA explained to Billboard: "You have to bring the consciousness in, even though life has blessed me, I think there's so many others not getting the blessings of light because it's being blocked by somebody else. Don't waste these blessings, whether it's music, knowledge or economics. I wanted to touch on that -- and what's going on socially in America, it's ridiculous. It's so much, that entertainers and those that play ball are speaking."

    "It shows you how much it's bothering the average citizen," he added. "Then, when you see an MC like Eminem, coming from the white community, and he even says it. It's so serious that it's even penetrating every community."
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