Frigid be the appleseed demeanor towards the bay where the landshark Parliament swims
When they pause to polish they fins

from Aesop Rock – How to Be a Carpenter Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Stiff is his own demeanor (Appleseed, being his second solo release, and a metaphor representing himself as a seed to be grown into a “fruit (knowledge, as in tree of knowledge) bearing” artist) towards the area where mainline emcees occupy. When they slow down a pace, the following happens.

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