Lil B Will Try Out for the Philadelphia D-league Team

Lil B isn’t giving up on his NBA dream just yet. The Based God has received–and accepted–an invitation to try out for the Philadelphia 87ers. The team took to Twitter to confirm that they have invited the rapper to Delaware for a chance to make the team.

If Lil B is able make the pro roster–to be honest he might have a chance–TNT needs to get the rights for those games. Charles, Kenny, and Shaq would have a field day.

King Jut (@KingJut92)

Stream Lil B and Chance The Rapper’s Collaborative Mixtape, ‘Free Based Freestyles’

It has arrived

Last month, Chance The Rapper and Lil B announced they were working on a joint album, and had the pictures of them hanging together to prove it. The anticipation built immediately, considering Lil B was just a month removed from the “Based God Curse” hijinks that had him making ESPN headlines, and Chance, along with The Social Experiment, made iTunes history after moving more than 600,000 units of their free Surf album in one week.

Sometimes, things announced on Twitter don’t materialize. This isn’t one of those things. In true surprise fashion, Chano and the Based God have released their free joint project, Free Based Freestyles, to Soundcloud for your listening pleasure. Check it out below.

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Vince Staples: “Ray J is More Powerful Than Lil’ B”

Vince Staples brings his Norwood-ian philosophy to GQ

Earlier this month, Vince Staples sat down with Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97 for an interview and a freestyle in promotion of his debut album, Summertime ’06, hitting stores today. During his interview, Staples spoke at length about the impact of Ray J on Hip-Hop culture, from helping to make Kim Kardashian‘s relevant, to changing Fabolous‘ career forever, and not in a positive way. It was fascinating to see someone sensationalize nearly every Ray J career move, and Staples expanded on those sentiments in a sit-down with GQ magazine. Here’s an excerpt below, and do yourself a favor and read the entire conversation here.

If you didn’t know, Staples’ stellar debut album, Summertime ’06, is in stores now. Stream it here.

How did Ray J ruin the career of Fabolous?

They were at the Floyd Mayweather fight, and Fabolous disrespected the Money Team, so Ray J smacked the shit out of him! I don’t know if he ruined his career, but all I know is that I’ve never looked at Fabolous the same ever since that stuff with Ray J went down. If you’re a New York artist, and someone calls a radio station and says, “Imma smack the shit outta you ‘cause you’re a bitch to me” and nothing happens, then Ray J wins. And I love Fab, but he didn’t call Power 106 [in Los Angeles].

Listen though. When you Google “Ray J” these are the people that come up that are associated with him: Kim Kardashian, Brandy, Kanye West, Whitney Houston, Damon Thomas, Kris Humphries, Reggie Bush, Lil’ Kim, Robert Kardashian, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Omarion. You show me someone who has such a star-studded line-up associated with them and then we can have a conversation.

Did you say Whitney Houston?

Yeah, he dated Whitney Houston. Ray J was Whitney Houston’s last boyfriend. He found her.

What’s your favorite Ray J song?

“Centerview.” It’s an ode to where he came from. Well we can’t forget his acting career. Ray J was in a movie called Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored. Ray J fought for civil rights on the big screen.

Who is more powerful, Ray J or Lil B?

Ray J is more powerful than Lil B.

Lil’ B Confirms/Denies the “Based God Curse” on ESPN

The gifts just keep on coming

Lil B has successfully bestowed the belief that his “Based God Curse” is real, and active, on just about everyone in basketball media. Why? He gets results. No one that Lil B has “cursed” has found themselves in a favorable position towards the end of this year’s post-season, from Kevin Durant‘s foot injury and the Thunder missing the postseason altogether, to James Harden‘s bowing out of the playoffs in the Western Conference Finals in 5 games. LeBron James hasn’t been officially cursed, but Lil B has been very public with his disdain for James’ uncredited use of his signature cooking dance.

So, ESPN, adding more fuel to the fire, invited Lil B up for a short segment called Cursed or Not Cursed, in which Lil B confirms or denies whether or not Kevin Durant, LeBron James, James Harden and Marreese Speights are still under the “Based God Curse.”

Lil B Lifted the Curse on James Harden This Weekend

Lil B lifted his infamous curse on James Harden this weekend, when he visited DJ Whoo Kid’s show.  He also speaks on Waka Flocka, OJ Da Juiceman and Gucci Mane being pioneers, TI, and disses Chedda Da Connect.   Watch the clip above.

Lil B to Attend Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, Things Just Got Real

And by “things” we mean “the Based God curse”

It began with Kevin Durant. Lil B and the former NBA MVP got into a war of words on Twitter, and Lil B hexed the Univ. of Texas alum, claiming he will never win an NBA Championship until he apologizes. Since then (2011), Kevin Durant has lost in the NBA Finals, been eliminated by the Grizzlies and Spurs in consecutive years, and this year missed the playoffs entirely, largely due to the fact that he missed most of the season with a foot injury. Sure, that can all be accredited to tangible issues within the Thunder organization.

Or, the Lil B curse is very much alive.

This year, James Harden, the NBA MVP runner-up, and ridiculously talented franchise player of the Houston Rockets, has adopted a new celebration, where he rotates his left hand–as if he’s beating eggs–over his right palm, a dance known widely as the “cooking dance” Lil B created years ago during his meteoric rise on the internet. Unfortunately, Lil B didn’t take too kindly to not being credited by the former 6th Man of the Year. He’s tweeted about Harden consistently over the past week, warning him that if he doesn’t apologize for “stealing” his dance, the curse will be placed.

Needless to say, Harden has yet to apologize. His 45-point Game 4 performance indicates that he may have steered clear of the curse, so Lil B is going to do Harden one better: show up to Game 5.

 

Outside of the obvious storyline–every game from here on out is win or go home for the Rockets–Lil B will personally be in the building, enforcing his curse on Harden. Just imagine the camera panning to Lil B every time Harden misses a shot. This’ll be a blast.

Apparently, Frank Ocean Is In The Studio Making Music With Lil B

We’re a little bit confused. Then again, we aren’t

Frank Ocean has, for all intents and purposes, gone missing since the release of his Grammy Award-winning debut album channel ORANGE was released in 2012. He hasn’t released a new album, EP, mixtape, or random OVO-esque collection of songs to Soundcloud in over 2 years, and needless to say, fans are getting antsy. There have been reports that his sophomore album is nearly done, there was even that picture of him in the studio taken by the all-encompassing NABIL many months ago that floated around the internet, but we’ve got nothing to press play on to show for it.

Well, yet another picture of Frank in the studio has surfaced, this time by a pretty unexpected source. Lil B posted this picture to his Tumblr, indicating that he and Frank were cooking up some new sounds.

lil b frank

 

While some may think that Frank need not dabble in the perceived depths of insanity that bring about Lil B music, let us not forget the crew with which Frank Ocean launched his career: Odd Future. If this photo actually yields new music in the coming months, we’re in for a very odd future indeed.

 

Kevin Durant On Based God Beef: ‘Me And Lil B Are Cool’

It seems that the curse of The Based God has been lifted from Kevin Durant. In a recent interview with REVOLT TV at 2K Sports‘ NBA 2K15 Launch Party, when asked if he was worried about the curse, Durantula responded that although he felt that it hadn’t affected his game, “I don’t have [a] problem with Lil B.” The reigning MVP then explained the online hassle he catches from Lil B fans online before saying, “Me and Lil B are cool.”

Now the world awaits word from Lil B.

Jamaal Fisher (@jamaalfisher)