"Fahrenheit 1/15, Part II
Revenge of the Nerds"
"Mom packs us a lunch and we're off to school
They call us nerds 'cause we're so uncool
They laugh at our clothes, they laugh at our hair
The girls walk by with their nose in the air
So go ahead, put us down
One of these days we'll turn it around
Won't be long, mark my words
Time has come for revenge of the nerd—"
"Every day, every day [?] Jesus. No more, come on. Hello? Okay. Last straw, the last straw. Imbeciles. Every day it's the same thing. "Hey you, hey four eyes." Four eyes. "Hey mamas boy." I'll show you. I'll show you who the smart one is. Let's see here. One more turn. Yes, yes. So you've got a nice car? So you've got a pretty girlfriend? Nothing (Systems online) morons. Finally I will have my revenge! Hahahahahahahaha! It works! (Are you ready?)"
"Lupe Fiasco is here."
"I will have my revenge!"
"Lupe Fiasco, Chicago's own! 1st & 15th, F&F. Lupe Fiasco."
"Revenge of the Nerd"
"1st & 15th"
"Lupe Fiasco"
"1st & 15th in the building"
"Fahrenheit 1/15"
"[?] Chicago, westside"

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.