The FADER / Andre Elliott

Lil B recently achieved a new first, taking part in a solo art show at a major institution. The FADER was there to witness everything that went down at the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, where the rapper gave a lecture in a packed ampitheatre and presented a collection of artwork which included 100 4×6 photos and a table full of Based God artifacts like photo printouts, a signed copy of the new XXL issue he’s featured in, and the keyboard he used to make the beats on his first official mixtape release last year, Black Ken.

The FADER caught up with him to discuss his collection of artwork, which he said was largely inspired by National Geographic and American Apparel ads. He also dropped hints about next project titled Platinum Flame, dug into Kanye West’s recent behaviour, and more. As for his upcoming music, Lil B had this to say:

“But Platinum Flame — all the questions you’ve been wondering, Platinum Flame is going to answer all that. It’s gonna bring you right back to 2011, 2012, but it’s also 2018. And we just gonna keep evolving.”

On the topic of Kanye West, Lil B said he thinks the rapper “might be a little overworked” and sympathised with him as a producer, adding that his comments are a positive thing overall because they “started a conversation again”.

In true Based God fashion, the art exhibition was all about giving back, with Lil B encouraging his fans to take whatever they wanted from the exhibition.

Check out the full interview including exclusive photos over at The FADER right here.

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