As a member of De La Soul, Mercer is generally regarded as one of the most consistent and underrated MC of all time. He has imparted some of his hard-earned experiences in songs such as "Held Down", and "Trying People", from Bionix. On the latter, he raps: "We were supposed to rid the world of danger / These days we nod heads and small talk like polite strangers / It's natural to fall off, just land close to the tree / I'll be there if they need me to be".
Mercer is also known for his witty, double entendre-laden battle rhymes. "Fuck bein' hard, Posdnous is complicated..." - Pos; Buhloone Mindstate Album 92-93 For example in "Down Syndrome" from 1996's Stakes Is High, he states: "I be a piece of the East Coast, so give a toast to Plug Wonder Why / Back in the day who soaked his words in ginger / So when I ran a phrase in June, you didn't catch it...... Read More