Lil B Reveals Plans For Upcoming Rock Album At NYU Lecture

By Allen Starbury  |  04/13/2012

Lil B at NYULil B The Based God ascended on NYU on Wednesday (April 11) for an anticipated lecture before a packed house of students, faculty, and guests, all of whom paid just to see what the rapper had in store.

The Berkley-bred rapper spoke for around 80-minutes, walking back-n-forth on the stage in tight denim jeans, a tiny yellow tee, a scarf, and his signature, very-worn white vans.

During his "lecture," Lil B discussed various topics, detailing everything from his outlook on life and having respect for women ("to respect women is obvious, yo") to safety ("real talk, everybody make sure you wear seat belts, for real"), littering, spiritual positivity ("people here are a high class of honor, and people from the highest class call me the based god") and fine art ("I'm a watercolors type of dude, so definitely collect some of my rare paintings").

And, before wrapping things up, even revealed upcoming projects in his music career, such as plans to release a rock album.

"You guys are actually the first to hear, but I'm releasing my rock album," Lil B revealed to those in attendance. "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."

Titled California Boy, the forthcoming project will be "a celebration for all of us," he said, before promising that it will "go down in history."

Further details about the project were unknown at press time.

The good folks at The Fader transcribed the entire lecture. If you are so inclined, visit to read it in its entirety. Or, listen to the audio below.