Waddup Pharrell?

I say...

Uh! Its the Revenge Of The Nerd
Got a way with words like I got away with murder
Like I caught the state star witness tryin' to purge us
Sent the purse to the judge and bribed off the jurors
Bride of Frankenstein in the ride ‘fore we ride
Any further West Side yes I roll here like a curler
And I hold hair like a hurler, The Curse of the Mummy on
The money of the merger of the worlds of the worker and the surfer
Return to my girl, UH Lunch, dinner, desert/dessert her
Like a armed forces server that served in Desert Storm
That couldn't perform any further, A breath of fresh air like Certs
Slightly off my walls made of Serta
Hero to the star crossed lovers in search of…
Yea, and thats what a verse does
I represent the First droppin' the vert reverse cuz...

Lupe Fiasco

The Chicago born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco first tasted success when he featured on Kanye West’s hit “Touch the Sky”, a track that shortly preceded his real breakout, his 2006 debut album Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor, and he never looked back. He has established himself as one of the greatest urban wordsmiths of all time, with Genius even dubbing him the ‘Proust of Rap’.

While he’s now regarded of one of the 21st Century’s Hip-Hop greats, he wasn’t always a fan of the genre, initially disliking it due to the prominence of vulgarity and misogyny within it. In his late teens, he aspired to make it as a lyricist. In his early twenty’s, he met Jay-Z, who helped him sign with Atlantic Records in 2005. The following year, he released his debut album (Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor), which was met with acclaim from fans and critics alike, as did his sophomore effort, Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool.

The following eight years of his career saw far less output than many would’ve anticipated. This can be partly attributed to his struggles with Atlantic Records. The executives wanted him to sign a 360 deal; however, as he refused to do so they instead shelved his already completed 3rd album, Lasers, and wouldn’t promote him as they had previously. The overseers at the label also interfered with his music (as they had tried to do with his fan-favorite track “Dumb it Down”); subsequently effecting the quality and sound of his third and fourth albums.