Without being politically correct, Lil B is adept at playing clever word games to undermine some of the negative tropes inherent to hip-hop; his trademark boast — the constantly recycled lyric “I’m a pretty bitch” — uses egotism to unravel misogyny.
Lil B is in the New York Times. Life’s complete.
But at the end of the day, I look at animals and insects. You know I’m the first rapper to adopt a tabby cat. You know I adopted straight from the ASPCA, you feel me? Just breaking the boundaries, man, showing everybody it’s okay to be yourself. Embrace yourself. Embrace your health. Ayyy! Just continue to love yourself and accept.
—THE FULL TRANSCRIPT of Lil B’s NYU lecture
You know what? here’s the thing. other than Lil B’s one claim of being the “ONLY artist EVER to release an ambient album without swear words” , this ENTIRE thing is fairly factual, and as inspiring as it is entertaining. fact-checking be damned.
our sources on the ground compared to it church. reading the transcript? yup.