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Riff: Lil Wayne – “Bank Account”

Jan 12, 2018

I just popped a Perc’, another for dessert/I washed it down with syrup/I just left planet Earth, ran into Captain Kirk/I pop a Perc, I’m trippin’, call me Perc Nowitzki

from Bank Account lyrics by Lil Wayne

One of the forefathers of mumble rap reinserts himself back into the rap pantheon. By his estimation he never left, living the same lifestyle that brought him enough fame and fortune to last two lifetimes. The drugs are as potent as ever, the money as crisp and clean and the women still flocking to him in droves. All throughout the campaign, he expresses his knack for juggling all facets of the rap lifestyle. Not his age or a few trips to the hospital will stop him from reclaiming his thrown. His bank account is still deep, his words are still sharp and he can handle is vices as well as any poet of his time. A comeback with ill intent.

 

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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