They think they know about me huh...
They think they know Lil B huh...
NYU by Lil B

Most people judge Lil B before even knowing his real messages or rapping ability.

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Basedprint Volume 2, no need for volume one... NYU by Lil B

He made a mixtape called Basedprint Vol 2 before making an original Basedprint.

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Me stopping rapping might cause altercations NYU by Lil B

If he stopped rapping, his fans might get mad and start arguing and fighting. Not the first time Lil B has mentioned what would happen in this situation.

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Expanding my knowledge like going to college at Princeton NYU by Lil B

Princeton is one of the top-rated colleges in the world.

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But me and my ranking is like Bob Marley to all the Jamaicans
This might be slightly exaggerating
NYU by Lil B

In case you didn’t know, Bob Marley is a famous Jamaican who brought Reggae to the forefront of music. Lil B says the world sees him as Jamaicans see Marley, but realizes that’s a bit of an overstatement.

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NYU I got love for you too! NYU by Lil B

He had to give NYU a shoutout after they gave him a chance to give a #based lecture

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Plus heaven, Satan, and situations
Places me in a state of mind that got me shaking
NYU by Lil B

Lil B studies his religious philosophy

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My education started in human unification NYU by Lil B

Lil B has admit that he wasn’t a very good student, and this could be his way of saying he really started learning to bring people together.

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They say we ain't actin' right
Always try to turn our fuckin' color into black and white
Oldie by Odd Future (Ft. Domo Genesis, Earl Sweatshirt, Frank Ocean, Hodgy Beats, Jasper Dolphin, Left Brain, Mike G, Taco & Tyler The Creator) 5

This line can refer to more than one thing, both relevant to the context of the song, and both make sense in the grand scheme of things:

  • People have a tendency to hate on OF, ruining what they love and work at. Like taking the color out of a beautiful painting — leaving it black and white — people are trying to end Odd Future by taking out the best of it. .

  • Furthermore, the saying “black and white” means that there is no middle ground and it’s either one way or the other. He’s saying that people often only see what some see as the bad (swearing, 666, etc.) and don’t even try to see the good and their talent.

This is also a reference to their music critics that say that they’re just hooligans who are immature and they almost always classify them as horrorcore. Depending on how much one reads into it, it may also mean that the individuality possessed by Tyler and those like him is shunned by those who try to press racial stereotypes on them
Go to 9:10http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s6OM6lOaf8

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Just look for the influence I be under that bitch and Bitches by Odd Future (Ft. Domo Genesis & Hodgy Beats)

In case you didn’t know, Domo gets high.

This refers to the last line.

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