Lil B is the brunt of a lot of jokes. He has to continually field questions like this one from a radio interview with DJ A-OH.
DJ A-OH: Do you take rap seriously? Or is this like a big joke to you and you're a big court jester of this industry?
Lil B: If you had truly crap music, you won't go anywhere. Like, I go over 70, 80 million views on YouTube alone – and that's just for the songs. The people speak; I didn't put myself in this position, it was you beautiful people.
Lil B may be weird or unconventional, but the truth is he's opened doors for so many rappers and artists who are now championing being different. (See: Future.) But even if you can't get into his music, you can still be inspired by his daily affirmations, and find joy in his wisdom. Here's why Lil B is about to become your life coach.
TIME Magazine recently ranked him among their "140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013."
It's not hard to see why – his tweets act as daily affirmations, and his feed is full of the best self-help advice you never knew you needed.
He readily gives out his love to his fans (and their families) in completely earnest ways.
He wants guys to respect the ladies.
He wants you to do well in school.
These reminders often come right when you need them the most.
He wants you to know you have so much left to live for.
He loves his fans more than anything.
His songs tell us that we're all in this thing called life together.
"We Are The World"
"I did this song because it's real
And I love y'all
We all gotta get together because it's our family
It's all of us man, the whole world (you feel me)
The whole world
I'm alive and I love it, and I'm happy you're alive."
"Yeah, I'd love to see you smile in the path of yesterday so it's easy for today
And even though it seems hard
We're one big family and it's all our jobs
To help one another, to love one another
Man, god bless our mothers, and God bless our fathers
And even though it seems crazy
And you're thinking you're lazy
Just know I'm here and we're living positive."
He wants you to get off the computer, to consider the effects of what we consume.
"The Age of Information"
"My desktop is made to sedate me
On my laptop for hours like I'm in college, B
Honestly asking Google about things that I should learn about."
"I'm askin' the older people how you make it to your status
They laugh, because they see reflection while I'm askin' questions
And the best gift is to listen
Learn math to count your blessings."