Kendrick Lamar continues to drop knowledge. Last week, K.Dot recently hopped on twitter to praise Lil B, calling him the most inspiring MC in the game when it comes to swagging on screen. “Thank you BasedGod,” he typed. “Teaching us all how to swagg in videos. You (and Wayne) most influential. Thank you BasedGod.”
Lil B may not have a platinum record, but his statement is dead on. Can anyone deny Lil B's influence on the hip-hop culture?
The Based God influence spreads deeper than music. For starters, he is a swag/style icon in the music industry. His “cooking dance” is one of the most popular dance moves in culture in the past decade. It has been used in music videos, on the field by football players, on the court by basketball players and more.
The Based God is also known for dropping knowledge. Over the past two years, Lil B has spread his influence by moonlighting as a lecturer. Lil B has distributed game to students at New York University, UCLA, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University.
Last but not least, lets not forget the music. Lil B has a boatload of underground hits. In regards to production, The Based God has one of the best ears in the music industry. He was one of the first emcees to get behind Clams Casino, who later went on to produce a bulk of A$AP Rocky’s first mixtape.
While I like other rappers for the most influential spot (Diddy, Jay-Z) on my personal list, I can’t knock Kendrick for giving the nod to the Based God. Who do you think is the most influential rapper of our generation?