A solid 4--definitely exceeded my expectations.
Also, he ain't as bad with his lyrics as people think. Heads should have different expectations for producers that rhyme--compare his lyrics to Nas and Jay's and of course he's horrible, but compare him to RZA, Kanye, Dre (from Cool & Dre) or even cats like Dr. Dre or Diddy (who don't even write their own lyrics) and Pharrell's lyrics fall somewhere in the middle or maybe even pretty high up. IMO Pharrell even outrhymed Nore on that Yeah n*gga joint, and some of his other mixtape joints like Ice Cream Man were tight as hell with the lyrics.
Just stating my opinion--props on a good post, INS Rebel.