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If you believe everything you read, the music industry was “saved” not once but three times in 2015 — first by Taylor Swift, then by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, and once more by Adele. Problem solved, right? … More »

Things got hot in 2015. After 2014, when most of rap’s biggest names took the year off, everyone was suddenly locked into a brutal competition to see who could claim rap’s top spot. Drake released two album-length projects in 2015, insisting that neither one was a proper album even though both of them cost actual… More »

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 gain… More »

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Lil B & Chance The Rapper – “Beautiful Chicago” (Feat. Keith Jenkins)

Last year, Lil B and Chance The Rapper got together to record an entire album in one day. Both of them were in Chicago for…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2016 - 12:36 pm

Lil B Says “Fuck The Weeknd” In New Video

Lil B apparently has some problem with the Weeknd. As Pitchfork reports, in the new video for "4 Tha Record" off of his upcoming mixtape…
Peter Helman | November 2, 2015 - 1:26 am
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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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Album Of The Week: Lil B & Chance The Rapper Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape)

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…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2015 - 11:34 am
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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…
Stereogum | August 7, 2015 - 4:18 pm
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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. In…
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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