The upbringing of self-styled freedom brigade investors
And their studies connecting one hit wonders with dust collectors
Puts it down
It's down beneath your sappy sing-a-longs

from Aesop Rock – Commencement (at the Obedience Academy) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The freedom brigade investors may refer to commercially minded A&Rs and major labels that try to study musical trends to find “good investments.” This commercialization lowers the status of hip hop to below that of sappy sing-a-longs.

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