Fatlip (born Derrick Lemel Stewart; March 26, 1969)[3][4] is a Los Angeles-born hip hop musician. He started his career in the hip hop group The Pharcyde.

Fatlip from the Pharcyde.jpg
Fatlip performing at the Live à LaPlage de Glaz'Art in Paris, France in 2013.
Background information
Birth nameDerrick Lemel Stewart[1]
Also known asJammer D,[2] The Lip
Born (1969-03-26) March 26, 1969 (age 50)
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresHip hop
Years active1990–present
LabelsDelicious Vinyl
Associated acts

Early careerEdit

The PharcydeEdit

As a member of The Pharcyde, Fatlip contributed to the critically acclaimed Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde as well as the follow-up release Labcabincalifornia. After the release of the Labcabincalifornia album, Fatlip was kicked out of the group, in part for leaving the supporting tour for their second album in favor of working on his own solo efforts.[5]

In the group, Fatlip could be recognized for his conversational-style delivery of his verses and for having the deepest voice in the group.

Solo careerEdit

In 2005, Fatlip released his solo debut, The Loneliest Punk. It includes his single from 2000, "What's Up Fatlip?" (which was included in the soundtrack for Tony Hawk's American Wasteland and the Youth in Revolt (film) soundtrack). The music video for "What's Up Fatlip?" was directed by Spike Jonze. During the filming process, Spike compiled a series of interviews with Fatlip and put them together in a documentary also titled "What's Up, Fatlip?".[6][7][8] The album features guest appearances by Chali 2na (on the song "Today's Your Day", which is included in the skateboarding film Yeah Right!), as well as Shock G (on the song "Freaky Pumps"). The album contains songs produced by J-Swift, who was responsible for the production of The Pharcyde's first album Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde.

Fatlip appeared on MTV's Jackass sliding down an escalator rail, and this was edited into his video for "Worst Case Scenario".


In 2001, Fatlip was featured on L.A. Symphony's "Big Broke L.A." EP on the track "What You Say".

Fatlip had a cameo in southern rapper Ludacris's Get Back video.

In 2007, he collaborated with The Chemical Brothers on their song "The Salmon Dance" which is featured on their album We Are the Night.

He is featured on the track "Dream and Imaginate" by The Wascals.

He has also collaborated with a crew from France known as the Jazz Liberatorz 2008 on both albums called Clin D'Oeil (he is on two tracks: Easy My Mind and Genius At Work which feature Tre Hardson, Omni and T Love) and Fruit of the Past (My Style Is Fly and Back Packers).

He is featured on the song "Luxury Pool" from the 2008 album Stainless Style by Neon Neon.

In early 2009 he also appeared on the two tracks "Hip Hop" (feat. KRS-One, Tre Hardson & Fatlip) and "Strange Enough" (feat. Karen O, Ol' Dirty Bastard, & Fatlip) of Sam Spiegel (musician)'s and DJ Zegon's project N.A.S.A.'s first album The Spirit of Apollo.

Fatlip was featured in the track "Mr. Lonely" by Portland-based band Portugal. The Man on their 2017 album Woodstock. He also received a writing credit for the track.

Reunion with Tre HardsonEdit

Fatlip has reunited with former Pharcyde member Tre Hardson to perform on 'The Over 30, Dirty Old Men Tour' together.[9]

Fatlip was featured in the song 'All I Want for Christmas (Is Somebody Else)' with Tre Hardson featuring St. Imey (formerly of The Wascals) and produced by J-Swift. These artists are considered currently to be Delicious Vinyl's 'Dream Team'.


Album information
The Loneliest Punk
  • Released: November 1, 2005
  • Chart positions: N/A
  • Last RIAA certification: N/A
  • Singles: "What's Up Fatlip?", "The Story of Us"


  1. ^ MetroLyrics, Stewart, Derrick Lemel
  2. ^ "Delicious Vinyl - Artists - Fatlip". Delicious Vinyl. 2017. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  3. ^ California Births, 1905 - 1995 Derrick L. Stewart
  4. ^ FATLIP IS CELEBRATING HIS 40TH BIRTHDAY! When: Thursday March 26th 2006 2009 (Published: March 22, 2009)[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Ratcliffe, Joshua "Fahiym" (May 2000). "The 411/Fat Lip". www.the411online.com. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  6. ^ Delicious Vinyl (2006-12-03). "FatLip - What's Up Fat Lip?". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  7. ^ "Fatlip: What's Up Fatlip? (Video 2000)". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  8. ^ "What's Up, Fatlip? (Video 2003)". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  9. ^ "The Over 30 Dirty Old Men Tour". Fatlipandslimkid3.com. Archived from the original on 2007-10-18. Retrieved 2017-10-03.

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