Nah brother, it's the year of the jackal
Saddle up on high horse
My torch forced Polaris embarrassed

from Aesop Rock – 9-5'ers Anthem Lyrics on Rap Genius


By invoking the jackal, Aes is returning to the scavenger image he used earlier in the buzzard. The jackal is a scavenger that feeds off the weak and the dead. Aes is speaking on the competition among workers—he even claims that his fire is brighter than the north star.

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