lil bow wow basketball – Lil B Says New Project ‘Hunchback Of Based God’ Is Done

It’s just me exploring and experimenting with different types of artists and how it can all be held together. They know me and stuff like that. Everything comes in time. I’m coming to the court with a lot of confidence now.

lil bill with hair – Lil B “THE BASEDGOD”

LIL BAlthough New York hasn’t been the center—or even an especially noteworthy hub, for that matter—of rap music for over a decade, it still holds a special meaning. Lil B speculated on Twitter that it was because he was “talking about white people”. Unlike Lakers fans now, Rockets fans can breath easy. Lil B lifted his curse on Harden in June. We’ll see how Harden and the Rockets get on this season when it kicks off next month.

Lil B has no scheduled release date for his new project, but the ever consistent rapper won’t shy away from dropping the tape without notice. Lil B’s loyal fans often known as the Task Force have flooded the Stephen Hawking” rapper’s Twitter with support for the new project.

Durant won the MVP in 2014, but suffered through an injury-plagued year this season. Also — just as Lil B prophesied — he has not won a championship. The curse also led to this classic Sports Illustrated mockup put together by one Lil B loyalist.

Yeah, that happens a lot! I mean, I listen to a lot of stuff. I work with a lot of people. I’m open to doing anything, but it’s a very small amount of music that I make that I’m really happy with, that I’m cool with sending out. Sometimes I just have two or three beats sitting around. I’m like I’ve got this one, this one, and this one, and that’s it, or you can come back later.” And they may not be able to work with it. And when I do find somebody that knows how to work with it, like a few people—Rocky, Vince Staples, Lil B—I go hard with working with them because they know how to use it and not many people do. A lot of big artists, or A&R people for major labels, they’ll be like yeah, we need beats for this album,” and they don’t really know. Maybe they hear my name or something and they don’t really know what they’re going to get. So I send a bunch of shit and just never hear back.

At this point, I like where I’m at right now with my game and how much better I’ve gotten. I’m a real defensive guy. My defense really speaks loudly, which rolls over on offense. I have a pretty decent midrange shot. I like getting to the rack. I like getting to the hoop. I’m kind of like Russell Westbrook, but I can’t dunk. Just as far as going to the hole. I’m not saying all aspects of Russell Westbrook’s game because I don’t have the same aspects. I’m coming to the court with a lot of confidence now. It’s definitely different. I definitely do think I’m ready to play KD. Winning, who knows? But I definitely know I am ready to play him.

Lil B is 24 hours late for our interview, but who counts when it’s The Based God you’re waiting for? Even though he’s running behind schedule, B keeps sending text updates every step of the way, so it’s cool. First, he was napping. Then he was stuck doing his hair. Next, he had to do his taxes. With most rappers, one would think this is an excuse to not do an interview but with Lil B, you believe it. He’s an independent artist to the fullest extent so it makes sense he would be doing his own books.

This, more than anything, struck me as a slightly older (for a Lil B show) audience of people who knew of Lil B, probably knew most of the words to Like a Martian,” but still weren’t that deep into the Lil B experience—the kind of more casual rap heads who know what Real Hip Hop means and constitutes, but aren’t necessarily compelled to defend the concept. It seemed telling that the only moments the crowd as a whole was truly in the palm of Lil B’s hand were while he performed his biggest songs; when he played old Lil Jon and MF Doom songs; and at the very end of the set, when he invited half of the crowd onstage and dozens of people proceeded to jump about, stopping only to pose for selfies with the very obliging Based God. Those were the rare moments when what Lil B was doing and what the crowd was expecting met, and everything was good.

Superstitious Lakers fans might want to brace themselves. The Curse of The BasedGod could be coming to them next, courtesy of rapper Lil B, who apparently took issue with comments Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball made about legendary hip-hop star Nas.

He used that word often during his show at Canton Hall. Maybe being in the presence of one of the main artists that paved the way for the weirdo hip-hop, stream-of-conscious swag-rap movement made the crowd feel as though they actually were taking part in something legendary. He seems to be in touch with the fact that to the people in attendance, there is no doubt he is a living legend.

Man, totally thought you’d never ask. Lil B is fucking astounding live, his concerts registering more as religious gatherings to the untrained eye rather than actual shows, the faithful showing up in full chef’s gear, parroting B’s vocals back to him before he even has a chance to rap them, offering their bitches to B’s altar, and sometimes even their cats. If you think any of this is meant as ironic, you couldn’t be further from the truth. Lil B fans understand there’s a difference between being funny and being ironic, and they wouldn’t follow a 23 year-old from Berkley with such fervor if they were trying to prove how detached or cool they were. Lil B is all things to all people, both a cause and effect of the way we live now, and a gleaming example of very rare, very legendary, and very modern human perfection.

Followers of the HipHopHeads subreddit were shocked last month by the announcement that one of its members was apparently making a track with a globally successful rapper. I paid £0.45 for a Lil B feature,” claimed a user going by the name XIJ3S0NXX385. The poster explained that he had sent Lil B some of his music after seeing a tweet from the artist requesting suggestions for his playlist. To his surprise, the rapper responded saying he wanted to work with him. Most producers hoping for a collaboration with a rapper of Lil B’s size have to shell out five-figure sums for the honour. XIJ3S0NXX385 had just 50p to his name, but Lil B told him to send what he could. I wanted to keep some so I sent Lil B 45p,” read the post. A day later Lil B sent him a verse.

Turning to the Russian critic and philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin, we can see that Lil B’s outsider” appeal is really an example of pop-culture carnivalization. Lil B, in an encyclopedic, comedic, and purposefully blasphemous and idiotic manner destroys all that our popular culture finds sacred through making it absurd. Through amplifying the positivity of rappers like Lupe Fiasco or Chance the Rapper (songs like I Love You” or No Black Person is Ugly”, mixing it with the frightening misogyny of rappers like Migos, Eminem, or Lil Wayne, songs like Eat” and Flex 36”) Lil B creates an anti-aesthetic more punk than hip-hop, where everything sacred is destroyed. When listening to Lil B, nothing our culture finds important or sacred remains so, and everything we detest is blown up in our faces to an uncomfortable degree, forcing us to face the things we claim to detest but really propagate.

Lil B continued his prolific streak with lengthy mixtapes such as the 34-track God’s Father and the 101-track 05 Fuck Em. Thanks to his steadily expanding cult following, as well as his positive attitude, he was invited to give motivational lectures at several major colleges, including MIT and UCLA. His socially conscious anthem “No Black Person Is Ugly” was released in 2014, and received much critical acclaim. During the same year, Lil B released the basketball-themed Hoop Life, which contained a diss track aimed at NBA superstar Kevin Durant, whom he had been feuding with since 2011.

Lil B has inspired countless other artists, and he practically reinvented himself on last year’s Black Ken. He encourages love and positivity while practicing the words he preaches. Lil B has found his spot as an icon to hip-hop’s younger generations.

No predictions right now from The Based God on how many championships the Warriors will win, but I don’t know about any other starting lineup that could potentially have more offensive firepower than these guys. This is going to be a really exciting season.

The icy “Ride (Hold Up),” meanwhile, illustrates the literary subtlety for which Lil B is rarely credited. It’s written from the perspective of someone with a romantic attachment to his gun, clinging to it at the club, in the car, and during First Fridays. He likens its constant companionship to a cellphone. But how should we understand the dispassionate delivery of the verses and the desperation gnawing at the chorus? The way Lil B numbly raps feelin’ so hostile after threatening to open fire over a slight offense suggests emptiness behind the swagger. The melancholy whistle conveys the mood of a wake, as if Lil B is eulogizing men who mistake hair-trigger violence for power and self-respect.

Other photo themes include ‘full body,’ ‘no socks,’ and ‘mirror’ pics,” a 2013 Daily Dot article explained. There’s a degree of direction to the impromptu shoots, which highlights the performance aspect of GirlTime. There might also be a degree of fetish in Lil B’s preference for ‘no socks’ or ‘face and feet.’” In a 2018 Complex interview, Lil B explained how he worked with GirlTime and Cash App” to send money to different girls for selfies”.

Now, however, the series shifts back to Oakland for Game 5 on Wednesday night and our plot thickens again. After bringing his monstrous Complete MySpace Collection to streaming services for the first time earlier this year, Lil B has returned with a new mixtape.

During our conversation he gets a message from Lil B: family love you but the label not approving,” it reads. Says you have not paid enough we already got you the lil b verse.” It means Jason won’t be able to publish the track to his Spotify account, just YouTube and SoundCloud — which won’t make him as much money. Jason asks how much he’d have to pay: not going to say but lil b charges 10k to 20k for features so whatever you paid is a discount,” he’s told.

It won’t have escaped your attention that these culture wars are, once again, largely being fought by straight men. Another California teenager, with a style indebted to both Odd Future and Lil B, could change that. Nineteen-year-old Angel Haze is a bisexual girl of Native American ancestry, whose Altered Ego mixtape is one of the year’s finest. She essays love songs of cosmic scope and reach, pulling together a sequence of startling, heart-squeezing imagery on, for example, Fall for Your Type ; then she turns round and uses her “queerness” as a weapon to deliver the most vituperative nastiness you’ll hear this side of, well, Odd Future.


Unsurprisingly the post blew up, with more than five thousand upvotes in two weeks. A few commenters were skeptical, arguing that XIJ3S0NXX385 had opened the floodgates, and Lil B would now be inundated with offers of pennies in return for raps. Others pointed out the artist was no mug: lil b probs wouldnt have done it for literally nothing if he didnt fuck with this dudes music heavy,” reasoned HighlyBaked0. I highly doubt he would do a 40 cent feature from some nerd whos music is cheeks.” Mostly the responses were heartwarming, appreciative and congratulatory — what Lil B himself might call based.

So the Kevin Durant curse started, me minding my business on a regular day on the internet, talking to people who support me and love me, love my music and love my art. I’m looking through my mentions and I see Kevin Durant talking about Lil B, saying he couldn’t believe that Lil B was saying this, or something along those lines. He was saying my music’s trash. I decided to message Kevin Durant, and I said, well, if you feel my music’s trash, I challenge you to a game of one-on-one, 21. I’ll retire if I lose. And he agreed, he agreed to play me, and he followed me, we talked on (direct messages) for a little bit – it was five years ago so I don’t remember extreme, particular details.

Lil B came up with the Bay Area’s the Pack , a group affiliated with the hyphy scene that had a hit with the sneaker-loving track “Vans.” After the group released its 2007 album, Based Boys, Lil B began to explore other opportunities by first partnering with fellow Pack member Young L for SS Mixtape, Vol. 1. New solo songs would regularly get posted to his MySpace site and then, in late 2008, he began to toy with the excessiveness of the Internet, storming the Web in a full-on blitzkrieg. As the prolific and unfiltered Lil Wayne was to the mixtape game, so was Lil B to the Net, creating no less than 155 MySpace pages, each linked to create one giant body of work. Originally, aliases such as the BasedLord and BasedGod appeared alongside streaming audio of Lil B freestyling over familiar beats.

In person, Clams is reserved but friendly, sporting a bushy beard and plain gray T-shirt, happily sharing thoughts about his process and stories about his collaborators. His style is simple, and he hesitates to share much beyond the music: The sense of him above all is of a technician, comfortable on computers (his preferred instrument is production software) and eager to tinker with things on a minute level. Clams immediately projects himself as a smart, capable guy, the details-minded counterpoint to Lil B’s grandiose ideas. The pairing is perfect. Which is why, in the process of the interview, we also got Lil B on the phone to conduct the duo’s first-ever joint interview.

Even from a young age, I would pick out dogs that were looking for adoption on the weekend and let them stay with me. I’d take them out for the weekends and hang out with them, let them stay at the house. Shout out to dog fans. The love of animals is always there with me.

As laid out by Jeff Weiss and MC Nocando on their excellent Shots Fired podcast , we live in a post-based” world, one where Lil B’s influence looms large, even if his output is often mediocre. Rapper Speak, a guest on the episode, talks about how Kreayshawn ( for whom he wrote Gucci Gucci” ) took much of her sensibilities from fellow Bay Arean Lil B, and his success also clearly paved a path for currently-popular rappers including Riff Raff, Trinidad James and A$ap Rocky. Oh, and let’s not forget Odd Future and Kendrick Lamar, who owe him a debt as well.

In the world of pop-culture, Lil B occasionally shows up in news articles because of his NBA curses. He cursed both James Harden and Kevin Durant, which is directly responsible for the Thunder and subsequently Durant’s loss in the 2016 NBA Finals. Lil B’s songs are also parodies of pop-culture, with some of his most famous songs simply featuring hooks where Lil B compares himself to a certain celebrity (songs like Katy Perry” Paris Hilton” Rick Ross” and Ellen Degeneres” for instance).

OK, so maybe his college essay needs a little work, but when rapper and Twitter personality Lil B, also known as The Based God,” tweeted about his desire to go to college (following previous tweets asking about the cellular makeup of fish, sea otters, crabs and seeking clarity on what cells and proteins are in oxygen”), colleges and universities took notice.

Based means being yourself. Not being scared of what people think about you. Not being afraid to do what you wanna do. Being positive. When I was younger, based was a negative term that meant like dopehead, or basehead. People used to make fun of me. They was like, “You’re based.” They’d use it as a negative. And what I did was turn that negative into a positive. I started embracing it like, “Yeah, I’m based.” I made it mine. I embedded it in my head. Based is positive.

Then there’s one of the biggest rappers of the moment, Harlem’s A$AP Rocky , whose big budget debut Long Live A$ap came out last week. Having referenced Lil B and worked with Clams Casino, he has reworked, refined, and expounded upon the based aesthetic with greater commercial success than anyone else.

Now that the dust has settled, most critics have moved on. However, it’s become increasingly clear that Lil B is one of the most important rappers of the past few years. He’s influenced just about everyone who’s doing anything interesting in hip-hop right now.

For me, I kinda go about it like The Daily Show. Current events, I’m going and doing things that are on my mind. But it’s a variety of things. It wasn’t absurd, getting the emails from the school. It made me feel good inside. I wanted to cry a lot and I did cry before about it. They acknowledged me and made me feel smart. I never knew if I was smart because I never passed high school. I’ve only been doing music. My life has only been music.

By technical hip-hop standards some of Lil B’s rapping is close to horrible, sloppy and off beat or thematically incoherent. It’s a very punk rock approach, bypassing technical proficiency entirely in favor of getting an idea or emotion to tape in the fastest way possible. The method has its roots in the Based Freestyle, a formless and stream of conscious style of spoken word rapping that B invented around 2008.

Let’s talk about your curses on NBA players. Why do you curse people? These curses might be very powerful, you know. As the influential producer prepares to release his long-awaited album ’32 Levels,’ he sits down in a #rare joint interview with longtime collaborator Lil B.

Rapper Lil B has no shortage of opinions to share. I don’t have a team working for me. No publicist, no manager, no label. It’s all me. It’s all real. I am Lil B. You called me directly. When you do things differently, you take things personally.

The hip-hop community used to proclaim their love for Lil B daily with the slogan thank you basedgod — something Lil B coined himself — without batting an eye at his interest in young girls’ bodies. Lil B has been posting these photos for years, and no one has said anything. It’s shameful for the rap community to feign outrage when they’ve known what Lil B has been up to the whole time. It might be news that some of these girls were underage, but someone should have questioned his attraction to young women earlier.

Zoe also responded to Makeupbyshaniah’s thread, and posted a photo of the message Lil B sent her soliciting pictures in 2015. She told The Daily Beast that she was 15 going on 16” when Lil B followed her on Instagram and DM’d her. I didn’t really understand it at the time so I never responded,” she explained.

Yeah, that happens a lot! I mean, I listen to a lot of stuff. I work with a lot of people. I’m open to doing anything, but it’s a very small amount of music that I make that I’m really happy with, that I’m cool with sending out. Sometimes I just have two or three beats sitting around. I’m like I’ve got this one, this one, and this one, and that’s it, or you can come back later.” And they may not be able to work with it. And when I do find somebody that knows how to work with it, like a few people—Rocky, Vince Staples, Lil B—I go hard with working with them because they know how to use it and not many people do. A lot of big artists, or A&R people for major labels, they’ll be like yeah, we need beats for this album,” and they don’t really know. Maybe they hear my name or something and they don’t really know what they’re going to get. So I send a bunch of shit and just never hear back.

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