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Last week, the internet was taken by storm with scheduled and unscheduled hip-hop releases. Mac Miller premiered the track “100 Grandkids” off his long-delayed upcoming release, GO:OD AM; Lil B and Chance The Rapper fulfilled their Instagram post’s collaboration promise with the silent release of Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape); and Curren$y, with nothing to gai… More »

We at Stereogum stopped running our Mixtape Of The Week column earlier this year; it first became The Week In Rap and then Status Ain’t Hood when some other website claimed to own the phrase “The Week In Rap.” But in the back of my mind, I knew we’d face a situation like this: One… More »

In the May 29 installment of 5 Best songs, we explained the methodology behind our weekly list. This was primarily for the benefit of Kulap Vilaysack, co-host of the Who Charted? podcast, because Kulap and her partner, Howard Kremer, occasionally cover our 5 Best Songs on their podcast’s “Two Charted” segment, and they had expressed… More »

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Lil B Endorses Bernie Sanders On CNN, Sanders Says Thanks

Lil B can still make great music when the moment strikes; his new collaborative mixtape with Chance The Rapper is proof. But his whole all-positivity…
Tom Breihan | August 12, 2015 - 9:50 am
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Stream Lil B & Chance The Rapper’s Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape)

A few weeks ago, Chance The Rapper spent a single day, the day before his triumphant headlining Pitchfork Music Festival set, recording an entire collaborative
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2015 - 2:19 pm
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Chance The Rapper Made An Album With Lil B

Chance The Rapper is a real team player. He’s one of rap’s young superstars at this point, but he seemed more than happy to slide…
Peter Helman | July 19, 2015 - 5:32 pm
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Status Ain’t Hood: Tyga Is Rap’s Smarmiest Villain, And That’s A Good Thing

Rap needs villains. They keep things interesting. For years, Suge Knight reigned as rap's dominant supervillain, and he did it without rapping a single bar,…
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2015 - 3:16 pm
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Lil B May Have Cursed James Harden In Last Night’s Western Conference Finals Game

Back in 2011, after NBA star Kevin Durant made fun of Lil B on Twitter, Lil B laid "the Based God's curse" on Durant, saying…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2015 - 10:27 am
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Stream Gucci Mane Views From Zone 6 EP

Atlanta overlord Gucci Mane might be behind bars, but that sure as hell won't stop him from trolling the rap game when it needs it.
Caitlin White | February 18, 2015 - 12:33 pm

Frank Ocean Is In The Studio With Lil B

Lil B and Frank Ocean are both musical cult heroes with vaguely cloudy aesthetics and attitudes that sure appear to be warmly positive, but beyond…
Tom Breihan | December 29, 2014 - 12:29 pm

Ellery James Roberts (Ex-WU LYF) – “Kerou’s Lament”

Ellery James Roberts, former frontman of now-defunct Manchester band WU LYF, has released solo material via Tumblr. According to one post, the song "Kerou's Lament"…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 25, 2013 - 10:45 am
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Lil B & Joey Bada$$ Make Diss Songs Against Each Other

Rap has reached into weird directions when entire rap feuds can flare up and die down literally overnight. Here's the history on this one: Last…
Tom Breihan | January 30, 2013 - 10:21 am
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Lil B Goes Rock

Swag-rap enigma Lil B has made what might be his least explicable move yet: Leaping into rock music with a dippy soft-rock shimmer called "California…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2012 - 1:19 pm
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Download Lil B Obama BasedGod

Once upon a time, Lil B asked us to call him "Obama BasedGod," and he's following through on this thematic thread with his new mixtape…
Corban Goble | July 30, 2012 - 3:20 pm
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Mixtape Of The Week: Lil B Green Flame

For whatever reason, 2012 has been a big year for the critical reassessment of Lil B, and it's not necessarily because of the music. I…
Corban Goble | June 27, 2012 - 3:52 pm
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Lil B – “3 Stacks” Video (Celine Dion Sample)

It's been a while since we posted a video from Oakland rapper/Internet phenomenon/#BasedWorld emperor Lil B, but please don't confuse that for disrespect for the…
Corban Goble | May 11, 2012 - 2:36 pm
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Watch, Listen To, Or Read Lil B’s NYU Lecture

Though Lil B's lecture at New York University last night ran the risk of being a bust, mostly thanks to the general media pileup (including…
Corban Goble | April 12, 2012 - 10:05 am
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Star Slinger – “Bad Bitches” (Feat. Stunnaman & Lil B)

UK sample maven Star Slinger stages a small reunion of Lil B's original group the Pack (of "Vans" fame, most notably) on "Bad Bitches," a…
Corban Goble | April 5, 2012 - 10:17 am

Deconstructing: Lil B

As a rule, Lil B’s name is usually orbiting somewhere in the blogosphere thanks to sheer output: arguably the most prolific rapper ever, he seem…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | April 4, 2012 - 10:58 am
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Download Lil B #1 Bitch Mixtape

Less than a month ago, Lil B released his newest mixtape, the indefensibly long but surprisingly listenable God's Father. And now he's back with another…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2012 - 12:39 pm
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