Is He The "Old-Ass Rapper" Lil Wayne Is Rapping About? Calling Pharrell a rapper—at least these days—is a little bit misleading. Sure, he spit a few bars on the Neptunes' latest 2010 release, Nothing, but we wouldn't exactly say he was the hottest rapper on the planet last year. So we wouldn't blame Wayne for calling Pharrell out for refusing to put down the mic. That said, he's probably not...but it's cool for us to dream, right?