Brandon McCartney (born August 17, 1989), known by his stage name Lil B or The BasedGod, is an American rapper and author from Berkeley, California. Lil B has recorded both solo and with The Pack. He is noted for his extensive use of social media websites such as MySpace and Twitter to build an online following.Aside from his involvement with The Pack, Lil B garnered popularity through the use of social media Web sites. He created over 155 MySpace pages in order to upload all of his music. He recorded over 1,500 tracks as of July 2010, including hits "Like A Martian," "Wonton Soup," "Pretty Bitch," and "I'm God.", all of which were released for free.
Lil B had apparently signed with Amalgam Digital in 2010 for a multiple album deal. However, he appears to have only released one record through the label, and his subsequent records were released independently either through mixtape hosting website DatPiff, or iTunes, published under "BasedWorld Records".
Slate columnist Jonah Weiner labeled him as one of a "growing number of weird-o emcees", calling him a "brilliantly warped, post-Lil Wayne deconstructionist from the Bay Area".
Lil B released Angels Exodus, on January 18, 2011, through Amalgam Digital, although he had previously released Rain in England on CD and Vinyl through Weird Forest Records in September 2010.
On August 11, 2012, Lil B stated through his Facebook that the only official album he has released was the album Choices and Flowers under his alias "The BasedGod." He said that all other releases by him are mixtapes and that he is currently working on his first official Lil B studio album. Before the first Lil B album comes out he will release a rock album. He has since stated he is working on a new album as "The BasedGod" called "Tears 4 God", which was released on December 30 2012.Currently, Lil B is working with DJ and Hip-Hop producer Steven Lara for his next album.