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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Whoa: Lil B Tries Out for Golden State Warriors' D-League Team

Posted By on Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Lil B at the Santa Cruz Warriors tryouts on October 14. - KSBW
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  • Lil B at the Santa Cruz Warriors tryouts on October 14.

When Lil B tweeted last month that he was going to try out for the Golden State Warriors, it was met with the same skepticism as when he said he was Miley Cyrus or Paris Hilton or Matlock. But our Young Based God actually did it this past Sunday, when he suited up and got on the basketball court at Aptos High School to audition for the Santa Cruz Warriors, the Golden State Warriors' D-League team.

See also:

- The Top Five Most Important Lessons From Lil B's NYU Lecture

- Lil B Drops "I Got AIDS," Wants You to Get Tested, Lies About "Having Sex With 40 Girls"

- Lil B Issues Classical Album, Wants You to Actually Pay for It

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Friday, July 15, 2011

The Week in Lil B: Lil Wayne Feature, Pitchfork Approval, "Out the Hood" Video

Posted By on Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 9:59 AM

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This was a big week for Berkeley rapper/phenom/Internet prophet Lil B. Let's review:

First, Lil Wayne dropped a new mixtape, Sorry 4 the Wait, that features Lil B on one track. Over the beat from Waka Flocka Flame's "Grove St. Party", the Based God explodes after Wayne's syrupy drawl with a wild freestyle about -- well, let's just excerpt a few choice lines: "See five hoes on my dick, bitch, it's Christmas"; "On like a cradle and you niggas can't stop me/ Shouts out to Mack Maine gettin' rich and cocky"; "whoooop whoooop swag bitch barrang-tang-tang-tang," and so on.

Appearing on a mixtape with the current (if declining) god of rap arguably lends a whole new level of credibility to the Based God's controversial position in the genre. And Lil B doesn't try to hide his stream-of-consciousness, half-rhyming style at all on his appearance with Weezy, instead doubling down on the qualities that enrage haters the most. His childlike energy and enthusiasm immediately grab your attention when he gets on the mic. In contrast to the gushing Based God (as Andy Hutchins pointed out in the Village Voice), Wayne sounds a little dull here.

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