Be more P and step ya Yessirs Up
Lupe Fiasco – Peace of Paper/Cup of Jayzus Lyrics
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Lupe’s shouting out to Pharrell Williams (a.k.a. Skateboard P) and, more specifically, the group he formed with Questlove of The Roots fame and James Poyser called Pharrell & The Yessirs.
Pharrell & The Yessirs reworked P’s first solo album In My Mind and in 2007 created a companion album called Out Of My Mind that — to much dismay — was never officially released.
Fortunately, many of the tracks were released unofficially — you can download the album for free here.
Pharrell was featured on “I Gotcha” (produced by The Neptunes), and both Pharrell and Questlove were featured on “Paris, Tokyo (Remix)”.
While this is clearly a nod to Pharrell, only using “P” is a subtle nod to Master P who he initially referred to a few lines before with “bout it, bout it”
More literally, Lupe may be suggesting that people generally be more (P)olite, which would entail using more “yessirs” in one’s daily life.
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