Seven years ago, Lil B announced a project called Black Ken. The project never dropped but, in the years since the announcement, the Berkeley rapper has an immeasurable effect on rap — from the way it's marketed on the internet to the enduring off-kilter sound that has now found a place online and on the Billboard charts.
Today, on his 28th birthday, Lil B shared the long-awaited Black Ken project. As a reminder, we've compiled a collection of tweets from rappers young and old who have paid their respects to The Based God.
Thank you BasedGod. Teaching us all how to swagg in videos. You and Wayne most influential. Thank you BasedGod.— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) June 20, 2015
lil b woo— #cashcarti #playboi (@playboicarti) June 12, 2011
Protect Lil B At All Costs— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) August 30, 2012
Bitches on my dick cause my nuts look like raisins....— Young Thug ひ (@youngthug) September 9, 2011
Lmao I constantly text Soulja & Lil b they old lyrics as if they don't remember when they said it— king of the teens (@lilyachty) September 22, 2016
Lil B is responsible for a lot of careers man. A true hip hop pioneer.— Metro Boomin (@MetroBoomin) November 20, 2013
Tyler, The Creator
TASK FORCE. PROTECT LIL B AT ALL COST— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) September 13, 2012
vince staples best rapper lil b rawest rapper earl sweatshirt ___— thebe kgositsile (@earlxsweat) May 9, 2014
Lil b curse— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) October 31, 2015