Derrick Lemel Stewart (born March 26, 1968),[3][4] known professionally as Fatlip, is a Los Angeles-born hip hop musician. He started his career in the hip hop group The Pharcyde.

Fatlip
Fatlip performing at the Live à LaPlage de Glaz'Art in Paris, France in 2013.
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 (1968-03-26) March 26, 1968 (age 54)
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1990–present
LabelsDelicious Vinyl
Associated acts
Websitedeliciousvinyl.com/artists/fatlip/

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 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".

CollaborationsEdit

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.

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

Fatlip has collaborated with a crew from France known as the Jazz Liberatorz. In 2008, he appeared on their album Clin D'Oeil. He was featured on two tracks, “Ease My Mind“ and “Genius At Work”, the latter of which also featured Tre Hardson, Omni, and T-Love. He also appeared twice on the subsequent Jazz Liberatorz album, Fruit of the Past. The two songs on that album on which he appeared were called “My Style Is Fly” and “Back Packers”.

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

In early 2009, Fatlip also appeared on two tracks on The Spirit of Apollo, the debut album by N.A.S.A., which was a collaboration project between Sam Spiegel and DJ Zegon. The two songs were "Hip Hop" (also featuring KRS-One and Tre Hardson) and "Strange Enough" (also featuring Karen O and Ol' Dirty Bastard.) Other artists who appeared on the album included Method Man, E-40, Chali 2na, and David Byrne, among others.

2016 saw Fatlip collaborate with Edo G on a song called "Playtimee Over", produced by Tone Spliff. Then, in 2017, Fatlip was featured on the track "Mr. Lonely" by Portland-based band Portugal. The Man. The song was included on the band's album Woodstock, and Fatlip received a writing credit for it.

In 2019, Fatlip appeared on “Aw Hell You Motherfuckin’ Right”, a song from A Joy Which Nothing Can Erase, the third full-length album by Toronto rapper The Mighty Rhino. The song also featured Ultra Magnus, and was produced by Myer Clarity, with scratches by DJ Digital Junkie.

In 2020, Fatlip released a collaboration with Blu and Samuel T. Herring, the latter credited as Hemlock Ernst. The song was called "Good For The Soul". That year also saw Fatlip collaborate with Percee P and Phil Da Agony on the song "For You".

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”.

CurrentEdit

On February 18th, 2022, Fatlip released the first single off of his forthcoming album with Los Angeles based producers Sccit & Siavash The Grouch titled “Dust in the Wind”, featuring Krayzie Bone. The single, released on all digital platforms, is off Fatlip’s forthcoming album, “Sccit & Siavash The Grouch Present… Torpor”, and the marks the first time a member of The Pharcyde has collaborated with a member of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. The second single, released on April 20th, 2022, is a collaborative effort with RBX of Death Row Records & M.O titled “Wake Up”. Amidst the first Pharcyde reunion in over 25 years (including all 4 original members), “Torpor” is also set to include Butch Cassidy (singer), as well as production by Jellyroll, Chris Taylor (music producer) AKA The Glove and more, with a scheduled release date of June 24th, 2022.[10] [11]

DiscographyEdit

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"
Album information
Sccit & Siavash The Grouch Present... Torpor
  • Release Date: June 24, 2022
  • Chart positions: N/A
  • Last RIAA certification: N/A
  • Singles: "Dust In The Wind", "Wake Up"

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  10. ^ "FATLIP DROPS 1ST SINGLE FROM "TORPOR"".
  11. ^ "FATLIP DROPS SECOND SINGLE AHEAD OF "TORPOR" ALBUM".

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