Published Apr 12, 2012Okay, it's official: Lil B has taken over our lives. Aside from already releasing four mixtapes this year, he keeps doing hilarious and fascinating things. Earlier this week, he tweeted that he had signed his adopted cat Keke to Basedworld Records. Now, he's announced plans to release a new garage punk album called California Boy.
The news comes via The FADER, who attended Lil B's lecture last night (April 11) at New York University and posted a full transcription of the hour-long speech.
Talking about his future plans, B dropped knowledge on the upcoming effort with the following epic statement:
Well, you guys are actually the first to hear, but I'm releasing my rock album. Pretty much. Regardless me selling platinum records or me going gold or nothing, I already made history in rap. Nobody has ever done what I've done. So with that, out of respect for people, I'm not just some joke. I'm not some rapper who's going to make some joke rock album. This is going to be real respect. This is going some garage punk. This is going to be for the rebels. And the women and the ladies, we about to be having a real good time. But look out for my Lil B rock album, California Boy. We made history NYU because y'all are the first people to hear that. I'm shutting it down. It's about to be a celebration for all of us. Thank you for believing me, because this rock album is about to go down in history. On everything.
While it might seem like a sidebar comment that he won't follow through on, remember that this is Lil B here. The same guy who announced the title of his I'm Gay album onstage at Coachella and followed through with it.
In addition to the garage punk revelation, B revealed that there will be more collaborations between him and Lil Wayne. "Working with Wayne and seeing how much love he had for me, to see him embracing me like family is so good. That ain't the only track we got in store," B said.
He went on to explain that he has a song coming up "with pretty much the biggest artist on earth."
B dropped many other nuggets of Based wisdom at the NYU lecture, including the lines, "Every single person you meet, look at them like a golden, million-dollar baby," and "I was having these big ant problems in my house. As I was studying these ant colonies. It's like man, they have their own communities too. I'm there with them."
Relive the magic below via a series of YouTube clips from the event, along with a stream of the whole recording.