Lil B has established himself as a fan favorite (or a meme-fuelled joke, depending on who you ask) in rap circles, but it looks like the Based God is plotting a foray into rock. “California Boy” comes as Lil B’s first cross-genre effort, and sees him stretch his vocals for a surf rock-style jam. The video, meanwhile, was filmed on location at UC Berkeley–fittingly.
There’s an overly conspicuous awkwardness to it all, and not to mention B’s vocal chords aren’t exactly tailored to singing, but his rhymes and delivery were never on point (let’s be really honest), yet he found himself in XXL‘s Freshmen class of 2011.
With a full-length rock project in the works, what are your thoughts on Lil B’s new look?