I imagine sloppy seed handling evoked a stroke of tardy planting

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

Meaning

Incorrect/messy/unorganized storage of seeds made the farmers get to planting late, which contributed to the smaller harvest.

At a deeper level, this suggests that rappers who haven’t taken care to organize their seeds, creative catalysts or whatever it is that helps them make good music, get into the game late or don’t contribute to it when they do, making the harvest, good hip hop, less substantial.

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