Lil B the rapper made his debut in 2006, kicking off the first verse of “Vans,” his teenybopping rap group’s proto-jerk ode to the hottest skate shoes in Oakland. Still, Lil B the philosopher, author, Twitter personality, freestyle machine, Bitch Mob founding (and lone) member, human meme, and Instagram heartthrob would not emerge for another few years, taking over the Internet with an unending stream of mixtapes (start with Everything Based, then work your way to the recent God’s Father) and social media updates. Tonight, B adds public speaking to his ever expanding résumé, proselytizing his #based way of living at NYU’s Kimmel Center.

Wed., April 11, 8 p.m., 2012

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