Bursting at the seams with timely social-political commentary and banging production, the project brought together Nice & Smooth’s Greg Nice, 2 Chainz, DJ Premier, Mavis Staples and Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha, among others. It also became RTJ’s first Top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart.
But it looks like Killer Mike is looking to expand his repertoire with The Pack’s Lil B. On Saturday (January 9) when a fan tweeted, “We need the Killer Mike + @LILBTHEBASEDGOD collab,” the Outkast affiliate replied, “I need a Based God Beat pack. Real rap no camp.”
I need a Based God Beat pack. Real rap no cap https://t.co/uux37bYDa9
— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) January 9, 2021
When reached for comment, Lil B told HipHopDX he hadn’t seen the tweet yet but was thrilled by the idea.
“Of course it would be a honor for me to produce for him!” he told DX via text. “That’s a goal of mine. Tell him it’s a done deal!”
Lil B hasn’t dropped a proper studio album since 2011’s Angels Exodus but has released numerous mixtapes, including 2017’s Black Ken and 2020’s Hoop Life 2. Meanwhile, Run The Jewels’ most recent video arrived last month for the standout RTJ4 track “walking in the snow” featuring Gangsta Boo.
Directed by Chris Hopewell, the same man behind the camera for the RTJ3 track “Don’t Get Captured,” the stop motion visual stars action figure versions of Killer Mike and El Producto who’ve been thrust into “a bedroom city” overrun with toys and authoritarian forces have seized power and are attempting to squash revolt with overt violence.
Mike’s verse earned himself a HipHopDX Year End nomination for Best Rap Verse of 2020.
Check it out below.