Thank you, Based God(s)! 9th Wonder Takes Up for the Underdog

Thank you, Based God(s)! 9th Wonder Takes Up for the Underdog

Originally published Monday, March 7. Updated Wednesday, March 9, 4:30PM.

We have to bow to a new Based--acclaimed producer and professor 9th Wonder. Releasing "Base 4 Ya Face," a mostly other coast affair featuring Jean Grae and Phonte, he changed a few folks' minds about the ever-controversial Lil B.

After shaking his virtual head at the naysayers,

Thank you, Based God(s)! 9th Wonder Takes Up for the Underdog

he released the following track and watched a lot of people swallow the vitriol they'd been spitting, uh, Tweeting. Listen for yourselves:

Phonte summed it up best:

Thank you, Based God(s)! 9th Wonder Takes Up for the Underdog

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When Syd and The Super 3 from Odd Future posted on Twitter the "real" cover for XXL's 2011 Freshman Class issue, they left only Lil B to keep their cartoons company (the Master Chef is plenty colorful on his own). But there are lots of Lil B haters out there (read the comments on XXL), and to them, we simply say, "For now we see through a glass, darkly." And to XXL, we simply say, "You smart bastards."

Lil B's freestyle dropped today, and he's right about one thing: "I ain't never copied offa no n*gga." Watch, and then compare notes with our hometown hero's:

Remember when fellow Freshman and Compton native Kendrick Lamar told us, "Goin' crazy in your head is wanting to say so much, but you can't"? Beware the bullets he's spitting:


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