The most surprising song of last week came from 21 year old Bay Area emcee Lil B. “Base For Your Face” features guest spots from Phonte and Jean Grae and production from 9th Wonder. The self-proclaimed BasedGod seemed to be the odd man out on his own track. 9th explained how the song came to be. 

“Lil B reached out to me 3 or 4 months ago on Twitter and told me he’s a big fan of myself and Murs,” 9th told Vibe. “At the time I didn’t know who he was, so I Google’d his stuff, and I was like “ooo-kay” [Laughs]. I saw “Wonton Soup“ and all that. Then, the Twitter world started going crazy off the fact that I was even talking to Lil B.”

“It wasn’t until he released a record with Tony Yayo called “Based”, that Khrysis told me to check out. I heard it and he was saying some stuff on there — I was digging it — so of course I hit him back on Twitter to tell him. He was just really adamant about getting up. I told him if we get up — you can’t do no ‘Wonton Soup’ [Laughs]. And he knew it.”

It ended up being a phone call between the two that convinced 9th that B was for real.

“I told [Lil B] that he could be the reincarnation of Too Short. Like I always thought Wiz Khalifa was the reincarnation of DJ Quik. B could carry the torch. I got a lot of respect for that kid — he’s brilliant.”

You can read the rest of the interview here.