It's Braille here
I'm Bumpy Johnson I stick to the streets

from Lupe Fiasco – Failure Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Braille is what vision impaired people use to read; it has serious bumps. Also, these individuals use a walking stick to assist them with getting around, these sticks are “stuck” to the street.

Bumpy Johnson was a notorious gangster famous for running the “numbers game” (an underground Lottery) in Harlem.

In fact, he was referenced in HBO’s popular television series “The Wire” in episode 2 (titled All Due Respect) of the third season. Bumpy is mentioned just before Tree (dealer for Cheese Wagstaff) kills Jelly over a dog fight in which Cheese’s dog lost. Three low-level gangsters discuss an incident when Bumpy allegedly attacked a police station single-handedly. This is expanded upon in Richard Price’s audio commentary for that episode.

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