Lil B the Based God's Lecture at New York University: An Extremely Detailed Breakdown
Oh my god, bruh.
On Wednesday, the world was blessed with a rare speech, straight from the heart of the swag-est, most gorgeous rapper alive, Lil B the Based God.
Some people said he didn't deserve to speak at prestigious NYU, but he proved them wrong with an hour and a half of free-styled positivity. He was droppin' love bombs and knowledge all over the place, and he even gave some insight into his next projects.
We've got the full audio clip after the cut. But in case you don't have time, check out our extremely detailed breakdown.
The crowd is generally hyped, chanting his name, yelling out lyrics like "Eat her ass!"
Lil B finally hits the stage and thanks all the beautiful people for coming out and accepting him. "Everyone one of you is a legend, a historical human being. I'm in the building with the future."
He explains that his speech is not scripted, but straight from the heart. This however, is fairly obvious. He continues that this is a speech about spreading love. "Nobody in this building asked to be born. When you see people, forgive them and accept them." In this sense, Based God is not much different than Jesus Christ.
Lil B explains there is "no honor in being violent and a coward for no reason, there's no honor in picking on people." We must all love one another and turn the other cheek. Lil B explains that we must even honor the animals.
"I am the first rapper to adopt a tabby cat, straight from the ASPCA." He goes on to explain the importance of looking beyond our physical and cultural differences to focus on the underlying common denominators of humanity.
"Have friends of all creeds, all colors, all races. Stop saying black, white, this, that. We're human ... I looked up what black means online and it means coal or something. And, like, man, I don't look like coal. You feel me?"
"This is our generation, this is our class," said Based God. He wants all the young people to come together as one and move beyond our social barriers. He wants us to accept each other as equals who can all bring something to the table.
"Just appreciate every single person you come in contact with. Look at them like a golden billion-dollar baby." He then explains how he had an ant problem in his house. Watching the ants works together taught him animals have their own communities too, and we are just animals. He also urges everyone to wear a seat belt.
Based God said we should hang out with people who are on our same "monotone. Who's on your wavelength?" Then he makes everyone yell that they're lucky to be alive, and gives a salute to all the people out there finding cures for diseases.
He states that he may run for president one day, because he has nothing to hide. Then he confides in the crowd that he used to be very self-conscious and sometimes he doesn't believe he's pretty.
"I went to the mirror a while ago and I'm like damn man, how am I succeeding? Y'all make me feel gorgeous. But sometimes, as a human, you go to the mirror and you're like, 'Oh my god' ... To say I'm not that gorgeous is only a reflection on the media. At the end of the day, gorgeous is whatever you are."
Lil B explains you need to do everything from the heart, because you love to do it. He doesn't rap for money, he raps for the love. "What happened to humans? Everbody's thinking about capital gain?"
He promises to one day build a city where everyone can come together on the same wavelength of positivity. He says he's trying to set a tone of class for the younger generation. He explains we must all find our own way of serving humanity. "I'm ready to die for the humans. I'm ready to die for the positive ... I am a role model. We all are."
"Please put down the guns ... the knife violence. The chemical warfare, let's stop that ... Let's stop the fracking. Who knows about hydraulic fracking. Hey bruh, stop messing with the Earth, bruh."
He talks about how he used to be depressed, and how he "had to take steps myself ... be a walking light of spiritual positivity and like a walking beam of love before anybody could respect that."
He warns everyone to look out for predators, be light hearted. He challenges us to be "the anything-possible generation. Keep it based."
Mr. B finishes by letting us know he's in the studio doing big things with Lil Wayne, Birdman, and "pretty much the biggest artist on Earth." He said he's about to release a world-changing garage-punk record "for the rebels."
He says we must respect older people, gray hair is beautiful, and we all must pay our taxes. "I'm happy to pay taxes ... I don't know where it's going for but I pray that it's going for the people ... If anybody smart got some facts, let me know ... But until further notice, I'm paying taxes, and I'm lovin' it."
He urges everyone to "be bilingual and go learn some slang." He poses for some rare pictures with his fans and thanks them again for their acceptance and love, and he gives away some rare books.
Basically, it was a super-rare sampling of B-level genius, and we are all a lil' less ignorant now. Thank you, Based God. You can fuck my bitches any day.
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