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."
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.
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."
Joey Bada$$ Deletes Twitter Following Frustration With Lil B Fans
Joey Bada$$ ignited a beef with Lil B earlier this week when he tweeted a Capital STEEZ line directed at the Based God.
Kevin Durant Addresses "The Based God's Curse", Says He's "Cool" With Lil B
The Based God's Curse has been haunting Kevin Durant all year, and now it appears he's finally attempting to break the spell. If you haven't been following, the NBA star has been beefing with Lil B on and off since 2011, when he dissed the rapping skills of the self-deifying emcee. Since then, there's been sporadic back and forth between the two, with talk of a one on one game taking place at one point or another.
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.
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.
Lil B Saved From House Fire By Teenager
Early this morning, Lil B was awoken by someone banging on his door. That person was Mateo Ysmael, a resident of the same two-story duplex in Contra Costa County, CA, and to whom Lil B now admits he owes his life. An electrical fire had spread through the residence, and B was one of seven alerted to the news by Ysmael.
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.
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.
10 Producer Remixes That Were Better Than The Original
With the evolution of producer software, everyone can make beats on their computer. It doesn't take a lot of money or studio time to learn how to chop up samples, loop drum patterns, and create something great. And we're finding more and more beatmakers are making quality tracks.
Lil B Talks Working With Lil Wayne, YouTube Partnership At MIT Lecture [Update: Watch The Full Talk]
Lil B delivered his first lecture in 2012 at NYU, which generated a lot of attention, and inspired some very thoughtful pieces. Most of all, Lil B's words were sincere and uplifting, which is why the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (which happens to be ranked as the number one university in the world) asked him to speak to students this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lil B Accuses Hotel Staff Of Stealing $10,000 From His Room
Throughout his career, Lil B has done nothing but give, whether it be free music, positive advice, or follows on Twitter, so it saddens us to hear that he's had $10,000 in cash taken from him. The Based God has accused the staff of Red Lion Hotel in Oakland of taking money from his room while he was out today.
Lil B Creates "Basedmoji" iPhone Application
Lil B has struck gold once again with his brand new "Basedmoji" app. Now available in the iTunes store, the free download allows users to select from a wide variety of Based God-based animations for their personal text messages. "This Is A Very Rare App Designed And Developed By Lil B himself!!!," says the product's description. "COLLECT THIS APP AND SPREAD AROUND THE WORLD! This app was created by Lil B to have fun with your friends and family and celebrate the life of Lil B! I LOVE YOU! - Lil B"