Fans of 22-year-old Bay Area rapper Lil B lined up outside of a lecture hall to witness B drop some gems in his first ever college lecture at NYU last night (April 11). There were plenty of highs and lows throughout the evening, however the most interesting moments came toward the end when the self-proclaimed Based God allowed the audience to ask questions.
B opened up about his experience working with Lil Wayne last year on a track for the New Orleans rapper's highly anticipated mixtape Sorry 4 the Wait.
"It was great," Lil B said. "It was an honor working with Wayne. Me and him was in the studio man, I was really nervous… It was amazing in that studio. Shouts out to Mack Maine. Shouts out to Birdman on the real, bruh. Working with Wayne and seeing how much love he had for me, to see him embracing me like family is so good. That ain't the only track we got in store. And you guys are going to freak out, because, real talk, I got a song with pretty much the biggest artists on earth. You will see."
As expected, the lecture certainly had some strange moments. One fan told a story about his mom crying after listening to B's Rain in England. Although the anecdote sounded facetious, B took in the story wholeheartedly and instructed his fan to listen to his elders before going off on a tangent about Mitt Romney.
"Respect knowledge," he said. "If you see somebody with gray hair, embrace that beauty. Show the world that we are beautiful! That was me trying to get everybody to rally. Show the world we're beautiful! I'm out here gettin my Mitt Romney on. Show the world we're beautiful! I better not talk about Mitt Romney or you might not see me. What happened to Lil B? Lil B is in jail. Why is he in jail? Imprisoned by the government. Lil B made jokes about Mitt Romney at NYU and he's in prison for some reason."
Lil B released the Basedprint II on Monday (April 9) as required listening for the lecture and he's already ready to start talking about his next important project — a rock-inspired album called California Boy.
"You guys are actually the first to hear, but I'm releasing my rock album," B shared. "Pretty much. Regardless me selling platinum records or me going gold or nothing, I already made history in rap. Nobody has ever done what I've done. So with that, out of respect for people, I'm not just some joke. I'm not some rapper who's going to make some joke rock album. This is going to be real respect. This is going [to be] some garage punk. This is going to be for the rebels. And the women and the ladies, we about to be having a real good time. But look out for my Lil B rock album, California Boy."
B finished off his lecture by taking photos with fans in attendance. For a full transcript of the discussion visit Fader.
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