After running out of random celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres to rap about and wearing out the word “bitch” through over-use in almost every one of his songs, weirdo rapper Lil B aka The BasedGod has been on an unusual creative journey throughout 2012. He released his first “classical” album, “Choices and Flowers,” dabbled into Spanish-language music with “Gato Gato” and went surfer rock with his single “California Boy.”
But none of these “rare” accomplishments could top his latest project — producing a rap song for his tabby cat, Keke, called “Damn Bruh, I Love Keke” and releasing it on YouTube. In this roughly five-and-a-half minute piece featuring some heavily looped percussion and buzzing beats, Lil B encourages his feline friend to make some noise, to which Keke adds some harmonious purring and a “meow.”
The average person is probably scratching their heads trying to understand the historical importance of the “first animal in hip-hop” and will likely remember it as one of the most bizarre, boneheaded musical experiments ever. Don’t tell that to the BasedGod. He attempts to go deep into its significance.
Lil B writes stream of consciousness: “THIS IS AMAZIING!!! HOW WAS THIS DONE? KEKE THE ADOPTED TABBY CAT, SOME CALL HER KEKE THE BASED CAT HAS MADE HISTORY! WITH HER PROUD FRIEND LIL B, THEY BOTH ARE EXTREMLY HAPPY TO SPREAD LOVE WITH HUMANS AND ANIMALS TOGETHER, KEKE HAS WAITED A LONG TIME AND SAID THERE IS MORE COMING SOON MABY, LETS TAKE OUR TIME, TODAY ITS THANK YOU BASEDGOD FIRST, THEN THANK YOU LIL B…NOW THANK YOU KEKE – Lil B”
Maybe Lil B didn’t really explain enough about “Damn Bruh, I Love Keke”; it might fall way short of getting a good review in “Cat Fancy,” but there’s no doubt that he’s blazing a trail for more “cat rap” in the future.