iLoveMakonnen Teases Collaboration With Lil B
Lil B's Free Based Freestyles collaborative mixtape with Chance the Rapper is evidence that working with another rapper forces him become a better rapper/stop being such a spaz -- no disrespect to his new 63-track solo mixtape Thugged Out Pissed Off.
Top Tracks: December 28 - January 3
Welcome to 2016, y'all. Did anything really change on January 1st, aside from waking up with a crippling hangover? Well, it certainly feels that way in the rap world, as some of the genre's biggest stars have made sure to come out with forceful statements that conveniently arrived in sync with the New Year.
Bun B & Lil B Dispute The Origins Of The "Cooking Dance"
During last year's NBA Playoffs, Lil B accused Houston Rockets guard James Harden of allegedly "stealing" his "cooking dance." As Harden continued to cook upon celebratory moments, Lil B placed his infamous Based God "curse" on Harden, whose team proceeded to lose to Lil B's home team, the Golden State Warriors. Lil B recently took credit for the Rockets' recent firing of head coach Kevin McHale, and Houston OG Bun B has responded by denying any possibility of the Based God's curse.
ASAP Rocky Brought Lil B Out In San Francisco Last Night
ASAP Rocky has been shouting out Lil B quite a bit in recent interviews, so when he passed by San Francisco on his Rocky and Tyler tour, he made sure to give Berkeley native the Based God a call. While Lil B's internet cult has transcended regional hype in a big way, the Bay Area has been rocking with Brandon since The Pack days, and unsurprisingly, they showed him a whole lot of love when he took the stage last night.
Lil B Says "F*ck The Weeknd" On New Song "4 Tha Record"
The BasedGod curse is a powerful thing. Just ask James Harden, whose poor performance tonight helped contribute to Houston's third consecutive loss of over 20 points. Though he hasn't quite delivered another spell just yet, Lil B has recently directed his disapproving gaze upon a musician. He just released a new song and accompanying video, "4 Tha Record," off his upcoming mixtape, Thugged Out Pissed Off, and he's indeed more pissed than usual, with harsh words directed at the artist who currently holds the No. 1 song in the country: The Weeknd.
Stream Chief Keef's "Bang 3 Pt. 2"
About six weeks after dropping long-awaited mixtape Bang 3, Chief Keef returns with its sequel Bang 3 Pt. 2. Clocking in at 12 tracks in length, the project gets a featured appearance from Lil B and production from the likes of Zaytoven, Ace Bankz, and Almighty So himself.
Lil B Will Try Out For The Philadelphia 76ers' D-League Team
Lil B made meme history when he tried out for the Golden State Warriors' D-League team in Santa Cruz a few years back. Unfortunately, he didn't make the cut, but it hasn't stopped him from giving up on his dreams of living the Hoop Life. Today, the Delaware 87ers (the 76ers' D-League team) invited the Based God to their try-outs. Naturally, the enthusiastic rapper took them up on the offer almost immediately, confirming he had spoken to the head office for the team.
Happy Birthday Lil B: His Most Based Moments
Lil B celebrated his 26th birthday today by appearing on MSNBC to discuss Bernie Sanders and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. That Lil B was extended such an invitation testifies to his cultural influence.
Lil B Reveals Who He's Endorsing In The Presidential Election
Especially after Lil B dominated the conversation during the NBA Playoffs this year, it's been clear that the Bay Area cult hero has influence that extends far beyond the music world. He's lectured at universities across the country, written his own book and remained outspoken on issues of race, class and discrimination throughout his career. Yesterday, CNN got him to explain his thoughts on the upcoming presidential election.
140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (Aug 1 - 7)
As summer nears its end, we witnessed a cool-off of sorts before we get albums from Dr. Dre, The Weeknd, Travi$ Scott, Mac Miller and (hopefully) Kid Cudi. Still, there was plenty to be excited about this past week, what with CyHi dissing everyone on G.O.O.D. Music, new tapes from Curren$y and Lil B/Chance The Rapper and some dope, unexpected Chief Keef tracks. Here's what was happening on Twitter this week.
12 Most Positive Moments From Chance The Rapper & Lil B's "Free Based" Mixtape
Chance The Rapper and Lil B's collection of freestyles was released two days ago, for free. Chalk-full of positive moments from both MCs, the tracks are more proof that these are two role models hip hop could definitely use. Chance took to Facebook to release the project, saying, "It's called #‎Free and yes it's real. Conceived from magic, love, acid and based. We made this the moment we met."
Chance The Rapper Confirms Joint Album With Lil B
A couple weeks ago, news surfaced that Chance The Rapper and Lil B were allegedly doing a joint album together. While many fans were unsure on the accuracy of this story or more so stunned about it, Chance decided to make it official tonight and confirm the project on Bootleg Kev’s radio show.
7 Times Rappers Trolled The World
Trolling is an art form as much as rapping, and some rappers are better at it than others. It has nothing to do with rapping proficiency. When Meek Mill tweeted out a fake Drake diss track last night, he exposed himself as someone for whom trolling does not come naturally. The best trolls go big or go home. In the words of Bunk Moreland, "The bigger the lie, the more they believe."
The Top 10 Beefs Of 2015 (So Far)
Last year, we examined the ever-changing definition of "beef" in hip hop, observing how inter-artist disputes have increasingly unfolded online and perhaps become more petty since the term was coined in the '90s. That's held true in 2015, as we've seen more than a few Twitter or Instagram-based disputes play out in the year's first six months.
Kendrick Lamar Shouts Out Lil B & Lil Wayne For Being Influential Artists
Kendrick Lamar is not the type of dude to be chilling on Twitter shooting the shit -- he's tweeted 11 times in the last seven weeks -- so it's a bit of a surprise whenever he actually say something. Today he took the time to give a shoutout to the two artists he deems the most influential: Lil B and Lil Wayne. "Thank you BasedGod," he wrote. "Teaching us all how to swagg in videos. You and Wayne most influential. Thank you BasedGod."
Vince Staples Discusses Admiration For Vans Sneakers, Lil B, Jheri Curls
Vince Staples sat down with HNHH recently for a insightful and comprehensive interview covering his upcoming album Summertime '06 from every conceivable angle. That said, Vince's recent interview with XXL had a couple humorous tidbits of its own... he had this to say when asked about the cultural impact of Vans when he was younger (when Vince had just turned 13 years old in summer '06):
10 Collaborations We Need
Advancements of the infinite tool that is the Internet have made collaborating among musicians exponentially easier. Gone are the days where it was nearly impossible to create music without musicians being in the same studio at the same time. Now artists and producers are able to collaborate despite being in different parts of the country, or even across the globe. One can simply email over a verse or an instrumental that can be worked with, and tweaked, into a musical masterpiece. This makes any collaboration possible and has resulted in some incredible creations recently.
Wrath Of The Based God: A History Of Lil B's Disses & Curses
Never before has a rapper been as inextricably linked to the NBA playoffs as Lil B has been in 2015. Dishing out warnings, curses and pardons like he's a 14th century pope, the Based God's been central to the conversation around the games, interacting with rappers on Twitter, attending games to strengthen his magic and even popping up on ESPN to clarify just who's on his shit list.
Lil B Accuses Chedda Da Connect Of Stealing His Swag On "Flicka Da Wrist"
Lil B has been out here for the pst few weeks. In case you missed it, he's been (attempting to) wreak havoc upon the NBA playoffs with his notorious curses, but today, he turns his attention to music. After letting us know that James Harden is unworthy of his cooking dance, Based God now claims that Chedda Da Connect's breakout single "Flicka Da Wrist" is guilty of "stealing Lil B swag."