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from Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised on Rap Genius

Meaning

Compare to The Last Poets “When the Revolution Comes”:

When the revolution comes some of us will probably catch it on TV, with chicken hanging from our mouths. You’ll know it’s revolution cause there won’t be no commercials.

Also a reference to the 4-part Mini Series “Roots” which was brought to you commercial free by major corporations such as Xerox, Coca Cola, Exxon (“tiger in your tank”), Mr. Clean (“giant in your toilet bowl”) and Listerine (“fight the germs that cause bad breath”)

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