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LIL B IS ALL YOU NEED

By Vanessa Krystin Wong

If you’re a fan of his music or his movement, Lil B represents a revolutionized idea of what a rapper should embody in today’s society. In his latest song “No Black Person Is Ugly,” Lil B emphasizes the theme of self-love – reiterating his positive attitude towards the world. It’s with these types of idealized positivities that makes Lil B a fore-fronter in the ever-changing rap game.

He describes a perfect society as “one based solely off of love. That’s all you need. Love and giving the right of way. That’s the tone of my world.” His BasedWorld is a following that means so much more than other fan cults. Merging conscious rap aesthetics with a more positive outlook, Lil B uses his music to reach out to his listeners with one genuine message: “I Love You.”

Based is a concept best described as being yourself and not caring what anyone else thinks. It’s attitudes revolve around the desirable qualities of positivity, sincerity and blind acceptance. Although Lil B isn’t the first artist to enact religious-like tendencies within his fans, his moral is what brings people together, especially on the internet. While the New Yorker called him a “dumb brilliance,” others could argue that he is a performance artist of the highest decree. Of course, some of his more simplistic songs such as Ellen Degeneres or Miley Cyrus fuel his perception of being a pop culture trend but others have compare this to shedding limelight on the problem of celebritism within society.

At the end of the day, Lil B serves as a deity to listeners in need, where he says that life is about  “spreading love and breaking down barriers, not building up hate.”

Lil B performs live at Fortune Sound Club on November 11th. For tickets visit fortunesoundclub.com

By Vanessa Krystin Wong

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