Sandman here to foreshadow a day when television run over baboon heart transplants

from Aesop Rock – Shovel Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Television is brainwashing people to the point where they regress intellectually.

Other rappers share this view as well

However, they are the driving force behind TV’s existence this intellectual regression will ultimately make them “baboons” (brainless). If nobody watched TV it would cease to exist, because no viewers –> no ads –> no profit for the channels.

Thus the TV will “run off of baboon heart transplants”, meaning continue to broadcast programs just because of these mindless people.

He could be saying that TV is the Opiates of The Masses

Aesop claims that even Sandman foreshadows this, despite his habit of bringing good dreams, meaning that it is absolutely inevitable.

To be honest, it is already the case worldwide…

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