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Chris Dankland presents … Lil B ‘The BasedGod’ Day *

* (restored)

 

Brandon Christopher McCartney (born August 17, 1989), professionally known as Lil B and often known as The BasedGod, is an American rapper, record producer, author and motivational speaker from Berkeley, California. Lil B has recorded both solo and with The Pack. His solo work spans several genres, including hip hop, new age, and choral. His hip-hop work in particular is often described as “based”, a term also used to describe a lifestyle of positivity and tolerance. He is noted for his extensive use of social media websites such as MySpace and Twitter to build an online following.

“Based” is a reclaimed word, as described by Lil B in Complex:

“Based means being yourself. Not being scared of what people think about you. Not being afraid to do what you wanna do. Being positive. When I was younger, based was a negative term that meant like dopehead, or basehead. People used to make fun of me. They was like, ‘You’re based.’ They’d use it as a negative. And what I did was turn that negative into a positive. I started embracing it like, ‘Yeah, I’m based.’ I made it mine. I embedded it in my head. Based is positive.” –Wikipedia

 

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Free Music: The Complete MySpace Collection 

‘Over the last few years, cult-rap enigma Lil B has started and abandoned many, many MySpace pages, using them to post whatever lunacy happens to cross his addled brain. As Consequence of Sound points out, some kind soul with lots and lots of spare time has collected all this hard-to-Google music in one place: A 676-song Lil B mixtape called Free Music: The Complete MySpace Collection. That is enough Lil B music to last you the rest of your life and then some. As CoS points out, the tracklist alone is 20 pages long.’ – Pitchfork

 

 





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I’m Thraxx  

 

 





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6 Kiss   

 




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Rain In England  






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Pretty Boy Millionaires (collab album with Soulja Boy)



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Blue Flame 





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Red Flame   

 




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Red Flame: Evil Edition






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Angels Exodus    




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Illusions of Grandeur     

 





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Bitch Mob: Respect Da Bitch Vol. 1

 







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I Forgive You 

 

    



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Black Flame

 






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The Silent President 

 



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BasedGod Velli

 





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Goldhouse

 






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I’m Gay (I’m Happy)

 







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White Flame

 







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God’s Father

 







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#1 Bitch

 






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The BasedPrint 2

 






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Trapped In BasedWorld

 







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Water Is D.M.G. Pt. 1

 






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Green Flame

 







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Rich After Taxes

 







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Task Force

 






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Obama BasedGod

 






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Based Jam

 






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Frozen

 






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Illusions of Grandeur 2

 






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Halloween H20

 






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Crime Fetish

 






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Glassface

 






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Pink Flame

 






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P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thug)

 






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100% Percent Gutta

 






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05 Fuck Em

 







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Basedworld Paradise

 







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Hoop Life

 






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Ultimate Bitch Mixtape

 







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Free (Collab album with Chance the Rapper)

 




 

AND A FINAL SONG FOR EVERYONE

AND A FINAL SONG FOR EVERYONE

AND A FINAL SONG FOR EVERYONE

AND A FINAL SONG FOR EVERYONE

AND A FINAL SONG FOR EVERYONE

AND A FINAL SONG FOR EVERYONE

AND A FINAL SONG FOR EVERYONE


THE MOST IMPORTANT 

SONG OF THEM ALL


TYBG

 

 

 

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p.s. Hey. I thought it was more than high time to restore Chris Dankland’s monumental Lil B post from a years ago, and, yeah, a handful of links have died in the meantime, but that only adds to its charisma? I think so. Enjoy, and please talk to Chris (and me, if you want) as well as each other (if you want). If Chris is seeing this, thanks again across the ages, man! Me, I’m not here today because I’m at Disneyland Paris, but I will see you tomorrow.

7 Comments

  1. David Ehrenstein

    December 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    L’il B is awfully cute. However I always like to Keep It Unreal.

    And in that regard. . .

  2. Have fun at Disneyland Paris. I’m sure it’s a different experience from the days when you took LSD or MDMA and went to Disney parks!

    Lil B’s latest mixtape, BLACK KEN, got an 8.5 rating from Pitchfork, and the production is great. The evocation of old school hip-hop early on is really appealing, but it’s about 90 minutes long, with 25 songs, and 2/3rds of it is devoted to “I don’t trust bitches, I hate hoes” lyrics that get very tiresome quickly. Somehow none of the rave reviews it’s received engage with these lyrics. His much-vaunted positivity has its limits.

  3. Chris, Because I tend to be way too honest and frank, I have to say that I probably just scrolled through this post of yours before because I’m not the biggest rap fan. But I gave it a good going-over today, and I like it. I really like the positivity aspect of his work and life. I like things, believe it or not, that are positive and unironic (as well as things that are the opposite, of course). I’ve been thinking a lot lately, and I’ve come to the conclusion that some people make it their purpose in life to shit on everything. I tire of that very easily these days. In other words, I apologize for skipping over this day before, but I’m very glad that I didn’t today. Besides, whenever I see “Chris Dankland” anywhere anymore, I stop and read and watch and listen because you rock and your work is great. I’m a super huge fan.

  4. Here’s a new 48-minute album by the Caretaker streaming on YouTube, dedicated to the late Mark Fisher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zStMy1ORJek#action=share

  5. @ Chris, Lil B has been revealed to be a genuine, worthwhile guy so I’m grateful for this Day and have subscribed to the BasedGod’s Twitter feed. Thank you for this heads up.

    Last night I took my mum along to see Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami and we both enjoyed it a great deal. I was already a GJ fan obvs but for Mum this was this was her intro to the great diva’s life and work.

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