Buildin' me a manor on the backs of wack rappers
Out here spitting that foolery

from Jay Electronica – Googley Eyes Lyrics on Rap Genius


In 5%-er lingo, “building” is the gaining of knowledge. With a bit of wordplay, Jay is constructing a castle of knowledge right on top of wack MC’s.

Here, knowledge is literally placed over foolishness, sort of like a priority list made physical.

Additionally, “Buildin' me a castle” is most likely an allusion to the classic Stevie Wonder song, “Overjoyed”, though Stevie’s castle was made of love.

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