And built
The Sphinx

from Nikki Giovanni – Ego-Tripping (there may be a reason) on Rap Genius

Meaning

The Great Sphinx is one of the world’s largest and oldest statues but basic facts about it, such as when it was built, and by whom, are still debated.

The ability to claim ownership of building the Great Sphinx signals to readers the divine nature of the speaker and serves as a testament to his/her importance to the ancient and modern world.

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