I’m loving these videos where Lil B is more focused on listening to the song than on doing a big lip synced performance. Like this, or that one where the video is him playing the song and rapping along with himself? Meta-music-video! Or when he actually is pantomiming like it’s a performance and then he stops for a bar while the music goes on? Completely fucking with the medium. Awesome.
I didn’t enjoy this, this is like Lil B’s attempt to be some ordinary non-cracked-out punchline rapper. I am a fan of the beat though. Many years ago when I was getting into rap I remember downloading ‘The Illest’ on the strength of what rapreviews.com had to say about it in their review of the free agents murda mixtape. There are some alright songs on there. Backwards is a classic of course.
I was hoping this would be a conceptual track about the site with references to the defunct CB message board(s), Maynholdup, Transient, Tray, Tom Breihan, Brandon Soderberg, the High Potent post Jay-Z’s alledged to have read, the David vs. Doc Zeus Gucci Mane comment section beefs etc.
Lil B, what’s up my man I was psyched to see you actually read and respond to what’s posted on here. I’m a Bay Area boy your age and have been bumping your stuff since high school and now all the way back east while I study at an ivy league school.
I had to write a philosophy paper on the nature (or unreality) of “time” and I couldn’t help but think about your music and your views on life. Time (like life itself) can be some trippy shit, and was just wondering if you had ever looked into some of the issues of time from a philosophical point of view? One of the most influential pieces on the nature of time ever was written in 1908 by McTaggart, and to this day the majority of philosophers cannot find flaws in his argument that concludes that time, in fact, is fake. Being a pretty deep dude yourself, I think you’d enjoy reading about it and I’d love to hear a track about your views on time….
Time is a contradiction, one who’s definition is reliant upon it being defined in terms of itself… Past, present, future… These terms have no meaning without relation to time, the very concept that is constructed via their usage. Time is an infinite regress upon itself and logically cannot exist.
There are many different ways to come to terms with the inherent impossibility of time.
-All that exists is the “present”… A privileged present whose spotlight moves along a time line that is only “real” in that instant, illuminating the make up of the cosmos. Each passing moment the spotlight moves past falls away into oblivion no longer possible, or even able to be considered real anymore. As for the future, this spotlight continues on but like the past, the future is not real because it does not exist..yet. And when it comes to exist it is only for tha blink of an eye until the next sliver of “presentness” has it’s moment of fame, repeated infinitely as long as the “moving now” which is the present maintains it’s march forward. The future is only real in the manner that you consciously shape your beliefs, thoughts, and actions each moment to bring about the future you so desire. The future is not real because it doesn’t exist yet… But it’s possibilities are endless, it is up to us to make the one we so desire an actuality… If only for that fleeting moment
been wanting to find out how I could send you some beats, since you´re up in this post commenting I figured I could just ask you directly … (or just follow the myspace link in my heading and check out some)
Lil B also called himself a princess and a pretty bitch.
I always hesitate to offer an interpretation of B’s music given that he often reads this shit but, I think part of it is showing the haters that he doesn’t care what they say [compare to weezy - "damn right I kissed my daddy"] and another part of it is about being based, so being true to yourself and what comes to mind at a given moment comes before anything else. If you think “Yeah I’m a pretty bitch” you say “Yeah I’m a pretty bitch,” because it’s your reality.
Hell, I’d argue that based is anti-homophobic in general, because if you’re concerned about someone else’s fears or disapproval you can’t be based. It’s a sort of “Yeah and so what?” The acceptance of the self beats the fear of others.
‘course B could always weigh in any direction, but this is just part of why I think it’s so interesting.
Lil B also says shit like ‘people think I’m gay because they see me in my skinny jeans.’ Well, if he says people ‘think’ he’s gay, then he must be implying that he’s not (and, at the same time, doesn’t care if folks think he is). Calling himself a ‘faggot’ may be similar to original school punks referring to themselves as such. It was just their way of saying they didn’t give a fuck and willingly associated themselves with marginalized outcasts. They weren’t literally prison-house take-it-up-the-ass ‘punks’ (not all of them, anyway).
Plus, I can’t think of many homos that would talk so much about fucking bitches, having bitches on their dick, or eating pussy. I mean, Lil B also says he ‘looks like Jesus’ but he doesn’t even resemble JJ’s painting of Black Jesus from ‘Good Times’.
lil b- first off, loving all this new stuff. I gotta say though, assuming you are the real based god, with all these indie rock samples, you ever thought of flipping some low? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_%28band%29 I always thought that the right producer could do something special with so much of their music in the right instance.
Ok, i’m reading a lot of comments on here about the homosexual accusations being directed towards Lil B And…Personally, i think this nigga needs to be real with himself and just come out the closet! I honestly mean no disrespect for being so direct but no heterosexual man, a nigga claiming to be as REAL as Lil B claims to be would say the things he puts down on paper. COME OUT THE CLOSET! I’m sure you would appeal to alot more fans for being real, and not to mention the gay community my nigga. All the homo-thugs would cop your cd! Thats money in the bank and you’ll finally blow up! Stay up “LiL B”
Im an older god from N.Y. and I’m affiliated, some young dudes came to me with a song dissing a rapper called lil B, I never heard of lil B, so i’m like he from BK they like naw, Im like o.k., so Im on cocaine blunts, one of my favorite sites and here is lil B, I don’t fuck with a lot of shit, but son you held this ALC shit down, I had to give you your props for this one, I let them young dude see this and first thing they said was ” this is the best shit I heard from him” From a wise dude to you you got something lil homie, if niggaz is dissing you it’s for a reason, keep em hatin lil homie.
Yo lil b.. U a fuccin fag. but you kno dat huh “princess”. I gotta give you props u the first homo rapper. but you trippin wit all dat “pretty bitch” shit and callin yoself a princess in yo freestyle. you whaq and quit da homo shit. its not koo. be gay in private life
-Tattoo aka June Loc