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Lil B with Clams Casino and Keyboard Kid

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Photograph: Loren Wohl
Lil B "The Based God"

Sporadically brilliant Bay Area rapper Lil B delights in a questionably conceived yet admirable effort to challenge the hip-hop status quo (the by-all-indications-straight rapper released fifth album I’m Gay in 2011). Less controversially, his vérité YouTube videos often depict such atypical settings as a suburban soccer game or a WASPy rural country club. Tonight the Based God plays the 4Knots after-party in Billyburg. Should be a blast.