They swore I'd fall or be another brick in the wall

from The Roots (Ft. Dice Raw & Peddi Peddi) – Long Time Lyrics on Rap Genius


“Another brick in the wall” is a phrase derived from a series of Pink Floyd songs of the same name. The songs basically criticized schooling for stifling creativity and individuality. So, Black Thought was either expected to die, or end up like everyone else. He beat the odds.

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