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Chade Johnson
Oct 12, 2009

by Ozmaugh


Lil B the based God has taken the world by storm. You may remember him from the Pack and their song "Vans." Since then, he's gone solo.

quote:

Few rappers have harnessed the wild-wild weirdness of the internet as effectively as Lil B. Over the past year, the 21-year-old Berkeley rap phenom has doused the web with hundreds of songs, gobs of videos, over 150 MySpace pages dedicated to his work and a Twitter feed that never sleeps. He’s even launched a mini-meme with “cooking” — a dance craze that involves repeatedly shrugging your shoulders while you pretend to beat eggs with a whisk.

Yet despite his undeniable gift for hyper-sharing, Lil B still manages to imbue his music with a sense of intimacy, tempering oddball boasts with warmth and enthusiasm. And like any great rapper, he’s creating his own lexicon. He often refers to himself as “Based God” — a title that suggests there are no boundaries to ambition or his imagination — and frequently describes his songs and concert appearances as “very rare.”

Lil B has yet to release an album, but he has a ton of mixtapes out. He has been collaborating with Soulja Boy Tell Em and SOD Money Gang, so there may be something there. His music is heartfelt, stream of consciousness about bitches, bitches sucking dick, fuckin bitches, and gettin money. Lil B is a future superstar, definitely one to watch.

You can get a lot of his tapes here.

Songs:

Wanton Soup
Like A Martian
I Win

Album covers:





In short

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THNDRTHF
Apr 14, 2004

so much for
bein' optimistic


I liked the Vans song, but I didn't know he had this much time on his hands.

I'll look into it.

Nova Bizzare
Jun 2, 2006

...and it made me smile.

Here are some of his songs where he stops being silly for a minute and shows us all that he can MC as well

Situations
Death of Rap
I Am the Hood

And of course,
"I got homework, I might jack off"

Revenge of the Nerds

Nova Bizzare fucked around with this message at 21:51 on Nov 16, 2010

smoke sumthin bitch
Dec 14, 2009

by FactsAreUseless


You forgot to mention that young Basedgod wrote a book!

But seriously, has anyone read that thing? I think I'll ask for a copy for Christmas.

smoke sumthin bitch fucked around with this message at 00:10 on Nov 17, 2010

NeuroticErotica
Sep 9, 2003

Perform sex? Uh uh, I don't think I'm up to a performance, but I'll rehearse with you...



I'm God is probably he best song.


But I've been listening to Bitch, I'm Bill Clinton all day today and can feel the based energy.

Lil B is the best.

cardedagain
Aug 28, 2006



smoke sumthin bitch posted:

You forgot to mention that young Basedgod wrote a book!

From what I remember, I think Andrew Noz from Cocaine Blunts and Tumblin' Erb said that the book is rather half assed. Like, a bunch of emails on paper.

reichsten
Jan 13, 2010


oh is this where we do this








For real though, I love this dude. For every terrible track (like everything on the MF DOom one), he has some super interesting, bizarro left-field poo poo like BOR. His best album is Rain in England, where he just does Base freestyles over ambient tracks. It seriously moves me, it's so honest and fresh.

THANK YOU BASED GOD

reichsten fucked around with this message at 02:03 on Nov 17, 2010

Moe_Rahn
Jun 1, 2006

I got a question
why they hatin' on me?
I ain't did nothin' to 'em
but count this money
and put my team on
got my whole clique stunnin'
boy wassup
yeeeeeaaaaaahhhh

WHAT THAT NIGGA SAY I LOOK LIKE HANNAH MONTANA
BITCHES SUCK MY DICK CAUSE I'M HANNAH MONTANA
PRETTY BOY BITCH YEAH HANNAH MONTANA
gently caress JUSTIN BIEBER, HANNAH MONTANA

jsun
Jun 23, 2004

I've brought you some cake and wine

His newest mixtape Red Flame is really good. It's all I really want to listen to at the moment. The Bill Clinton track bangs hard.

edit:

jsun fucked around with this message at 02:20 on Nov 17, 2010

good electric
Jan 29, 2009
HIS LIFE IS DEFICIENT. HE NEVER HAS SEX.

HE LACKS $10 TO BUY HIMSELF A CUSTOM TITLE AND IS REDUCED TO BEGGING FOR ONE.


I Got Bitches

this is my favorite track off of Everything Based, it happens to be his third song of the same name and I bump it in my car every morning, thank you based god

sonicice
Oct 21, 2000

Michael J Beverage, I've got a bone to pick with you.

jsun posted:

edit:


lmao

press for porn
Jan 6, 2008

by Pipski


This concert trip report had me in tears.

Genius.

Beautiful Flower
Apr 9, 2007

Peter Gabriel's solo stuff is pretty ok imho

I think the guy in this video is one of you/someone from PHIZ. Either way, congrats on being told that you're "swaggin to hard" by Lil B

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1D5NW75TZg

THNDRTHF
Apr 14, 2004

so much for
bein' optimistic


NeuroticErotica posted:

I'm God is probably he best song.


But I've been listening to Bitch, I'm Bill Clinton all day today and can feel the based energy.

Lil B is the best.

This dude is officially retarded.

reichsten
Jan 13, 2010


thunderthief posted:

This dude is officially retarded.

Yes, he's basically the rap rainman. But for real, check out the ambient stuff:

Dangerous Minds:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzS0dc3n6-Q

B.O.R.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeLQOfb6IBU

Alright Remix:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5WjYwzS22I

You can't deny that poo poo is super unique and really doesn't sound like anything else. That's the poo poo that hooked me, I've been playing Rain in England a lot lately.

ALso



Brett824
Mar 30, 2009

I could let these dreamkillers kill my self esteem or use the arrogance as the steam to follow my dream

JohnnyMondo posted:

You can't deny that poo poo is super unique and really doesn't sound like anything else.

I hate to break some unspoken vow of irony in this thread but I'm pretty sure indie white folk have been making music like this for years, and it's bad no matter how mentally challenged the person spitting may be.

9-Volt Assault
Jan 27, 2007

Beter twee tetten in de hand dan tien op de vlucht.


Revenge of the Nerds is a masterpiece.

Stealth Tiger
Nov 14, 2009



I should chime in here because I actually went to his show in NYC. I had no idea what to expect, me and my buddy went solely to see how much of a hilarious train wreck it could be. I was shocked at how many people were legit into Lil B. The crowd was nuts, Pretty Boy was probably the song that went hardest, but he performed songs from a bunch of his most viewed youtube vids. He is also crazy ADD. each song lasted like two choruses and half a verse. He tried to freestyle and got writers block after two lines, so he said gently caress it and had the DJ play pretty boy again.

Highlights:
the ticket stub read: LIL B (THE BASED GOD)

He left by saying "Imma go party at some rich nigga's club"

Yes, there were girls in the crowd who would definitely bang this guy.

He called out rappers who were Republicans.

He has a 29 inch waist.

He said he wasn't going to get involved with any beef during the show.

Also, I always thought he was an awful rapper. His stuff that is quoted as being good doesn't compare to any good rappers. I am over his joke now and now view young humma as the funniest youtube sensation musician.

Stealth Tiger fucked around with this message at 20:14 on Nov 17, 2010

reichsten
Jan 13, 2010


Brett824 posted:

I hate to break some unspoken vow of irony in this thread but I'm pretty sure indie white folk have been making music like this for years, and it's bad no matter how mentally challenged the person spitting may be.

Send me some poo poo, please, seriously. If there's more stuff that sounds like Rain in England, I am dying to hear it

glorp
Dec 12, 2004

by T. Butt


if you 'get' 'lil b' you are 'retarded'

or have 'low' 'standards' for your 'music'

that said his album covers go pretty hard

reichsten
Jan 13, 2010


Stealth Tiger posted:

I should chime in here because I actually went to his show in NYC. I had no idea what to expect, me and my buddy went solely to see how much of a hilarious train wreck it could be. I was shocked at how many people were legit into Lil B. The crowd was nuts, Pretty Boy was probably the song that went hardest, but he performed songs from a bunch of his most viewed youtube vids. He is also crazy ADD. each song lasted like two choruses and half a verse. He tried to freestyle and got writers block after two lines, so he said gently caress it and had the DJ play pretty boy again.

This sounds eerily similar to Kool Keith shows. I think both dudes are legitimately "off" mentally, and also both are intensely creative. There's an element of humor in it, but I'm sincere about enjoying Lil B in he same way I love Kool Keith.

cardedagain
Aug 28, 2006



Stealth Tiger posted:

each song lasted like two choruses and half a verse. He tried to freestyle and got writers block after two lines, so he said gently caress it and had the DJ play pretty boy again.
when you have over 800 songs on myspace, and probably 150 on youtube,it's kind of hard to remember all your lyrics.


quote:

Also, I always thought he was an awful rapper. His stuff that is quoted as being good doesn't compare to any good rappers. I am over his joke now and now view young humma as the funniest youtube sensation musician.
I truly believe that if someone like Del The Funky Homosapien would release a song like "The Age Of Information", people would herald it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=corY-FZAZog


Young Humma is intentional humor.
Lil B is in a weird halfway mark, where even if he
is doing it all for jokes, he at least does a good
job trying to look more serious and focused in his
videos and performances.

Brett824 posted:

I hate to break some unspoken vow of irony in this thread but I'm pretty sure indie white folk have been making music like this for years, and it's bad no matter how mentally challenged the person spitting may be.
Examples?
I doubt you could name someone as diverse as B, either.
Another good example is "The Trap"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VR9IZ6IjWg

I like all the songs that sample Imogen Heap (B.O.R., I'm God, Thank You Based God, I'm The Devil,I'm Burning, Pretty Boy Muzik, Out Of The Hood)



JohnnyMondo posted:

Send me some poo poo, please, seriously. If there's more stuff that sounds like Rain in England, I am dying to hear it
you can find his "Paint", "Dior Paint" and "Roses Exodus" albums on his Based World blog. Those are similar to Rain In England

cardedagain fucked around with this message at 20:36 on Nov 17, 2010

sonicice
Oct 21, 2000

Michael J Beverage, I've got a bone to pick with you.

I think I can get how people get into Lil B and the Based movement, the thing that I really do not understand though is about that new york show, how are there people that know every word to his songs because there are hundreds of them and most of them are nonsense. I don't get that part. I mean I guess he's going to rap about bitches sucking his dick and all but ....

cardedagain
Aug 28, 2006



sonicice posted:

I think I can get how people get into Lil B and the Based movement, the thing that I really do not understand though is about that new york show, how are there people that know every word to his songs because there are hundreds of them and most of them are nonsense. I don't get that part. I mean I guess he's going to rap about bitches sucking his dick and all but ....

he more than likely did songs that had the most youtube views...now that in itself is a good idea in marketing. you really know what songs are people's favorites.

reichsten
Jan 13, 2010


cardedagain posted:

you can find his "Paint", "Dior Paint" and "Roses Exodus" albums on his Based World blog. Those are similar to Rain In England
Thanks man, but yeah I mainly meant other artists. I find it hard to believe that "white people" have been making music like this for years. And even if they have, nobody has ever released poo poo like Lil B. I can get dozens of albums worth of material for free.

THNDRTHF
Apr 14, 2004

so much for
bein' optimistic


i will still listen to this if i can figure out how to get it without paying for it

he is at least intriguing

maybe like a newschool kool kieth with more melody

THNDRTHF fucked around with this message at 00:32 on Nov 18, 2010

reichsten
Jan 13, 2010


thunderthief posted:

i will still listen to this if i can figure out how to get it without paying for it

he is at least intriguing

maybe like a newschool kool kieth with more melody

Yeah, and instead of being weird, he's just super honest and completely off the head.

Check his website and grab a few mixtapes. Rain in England is my favorite, but the other ambient ones mentioned above are really great too. Paint is really great, it's just super unique bizarro poo poo.

http://www.basedworld.com/


Still waiting to hear some of these white people that have been doing this forever

handsome only face
Apr 22, 2010

Cockroach went out of the room in anger. And roach's go to empty room...

Cockroache's Anarchist




good electric posted:

I Got Bitches

this is my favorite track off of Everything Based, it happens to be his third song of the same name and I bump it in my car every morning, thank you based god

yes.

dundun
Oct 29, 2005
H E R B

I used to hate lil b. I never gave the music a chance. Now Lil b is all I want to listen too? What happened? I'm not sure but it feels good?

snyprmag
Oct 9, 2005



JohnnyMondo posted:

Send me some poo poo, please, seriously. If there's more stuff that sounds like Rain in England, I am dying to hear it

Jay Electronica's Act 1 is kind of along the same lines.
I really want to get Rain in England now. It's surprisingly on Weird Forest, who release mostly experimental rock and no other hip-hop as far as I know. Lil' Bs all over the loving map.

maxnmona
Mar 16, 2005

if you start with drums, you have to end with dynamite.

so Wesley Willis never died after all

cardedagain
Aug 28, 2006



JohnnyMondo posted:

Yeah, and instead of being weird, he's just super honest and completely off the head.

he has a song that has his mom rapping on it.

Baron Patsy
Apr 8, 2006

I'M SPECIAL DAMMIT

dundun posted:

I used to hate lil b. I never gave the music a chance. Now Lil b is all I want to listen too? What happened? I'm not sure but it feels good?

welcome to the club.

teacup
Dec 20, 2006

= M I L K E R S =


I just simply do not understand him, do people like him? Like ACTUALLY like him?
I know this will just get some THANK YOU BASED GOD SUCK MY DICK BITCHES ON MY BASED GOD DICK or some poo poo meme but honest to god what the gently caress is this?

EDIT: Also someone in the thread said at least he's unique
unique doesn't mean good
I mean like I could take a poo poo and record it and do a remix of flashing lights over my making GBS threads sounds and it'd be unique no one in rap has done that before

doesn't make it good

cardedagain
Aug 28, 2006



teacup posted:

I just simply do not understand him, do people like him? Like ACTUALLY like him?
if you don't like him, or any of the song/videos posted in this thread, then the answer to your question should be irrelavant.

dundun
Oct 29, 2005
H E R B

teacup posted:

I just simply do not understand him, do people like him? Like ACTUALLY like him?
I know this will just get some THANK YOU BASED GOD SUCK MY DICK BITCHES ON MY BASED GOD DICK or some poo poo meme but honest to god what the gently caress is this?

EDIT: Also someone in the thread said at least he's unique
unique doesn't mean good
I mean like I could take a poo poo and record it and do a remix of flashing lights over my making GBS threads sounds and it'd be unique no one in rap has done that before

doesn't make it good

You have to be Based to understand Lil B music. The mind is so complex when you're based. 32 levels.

But really, when "I'm god" came out I thought the Imogen Heap hook was legit but Lil b sounded retarded. Then he started releasing videos like every week and I decided to listen to a few and began feeling it more and more. Hes kinda similar to Gucci Mane, if you pay attention to the lyrics they are pretty amateur/terrible but he has a weird swagger flow and good ear for beats and it just all kinda melds.

Backup Snacks
Jan 26, 2006

WHO THE FUCK TOLD ME NOT TO SPOKE?


I really liked the Vans song. I kept reading about him in the Hip Hop thread, youtubed a few tracks, assumed it was hipster bullshit, and left it at that. I then researched dude a little further and saw how much music he was putting out and had to respect that, at least but I still didn't "get it" I've watched a few videos in this thread and I found some decent tracks but a lot of amateur, like homie has no breath control on a few of em and the rhymes and metaphors were pretty meh. I could see bumping it at a party because the quality seems to scale evenly with the amount of drugs/alchohol I've consumed before listening.

This interview makes him seem like a cool guy and has a vision, I just can't get into the music for whatever reason. Guess I'm not based enough :(

Fake edit: He does have the best album covers for mixtapes I've ever seen though, amazing poo poo.

warzero.
Jan 4, 2007

Ooooh WEE, That's how I sound, so C'MON ERR-BODY LET'S ALL GET DOWN.

never heard anything other than his Pack output. i've non ironically been playing "Im God" over and over again. it's freaking hypnotizing.

reichsten
Jan 13, 2010


warzero. posted:

never heard anything other than his Pack output. i've non ironically been playing "Im God" over and over again. it's freaking hypnotizing.

Yeah that and BOR are really what hooked me. Also Dangerous Minds. Also

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cardedagain
Aug 28, 2006



warzero. posted:

never heard anything other than his Pack output. i've non ironically been playing "Im God" over and over again. it's freaking hypnotizing.

Here's the instrumental.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTyRqg4PVvQ

I'm God is track that usually gets people's interest.



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cardedagain fucked around with this message at 01:09 on Nov 19, 2010

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