Lil B at MIT (2014)

Lil B lectures MIT students on leadership and love, Stata Center, 21 November 2014.


[R]ecognized rapper Lil B visited MIT to give a lecture that touched on identification, feminism, race, and even included an impromptu freestyle rap...During his lecture [sponsored by the MIT Black Students’ Union], Lil B made a call for positivity in the workforce with “Less opinion, more perspective.” The rapper announced that he was developing an app for a vegan company named “Follow Your Heart” and underscored the distinct presence of technology in our lives through services such as Google and Uber. Audience questions addressed race relations, Ferguson, and the influence of media, to which Lil B replied with personal anecdotes and calls to working together.

“I feel like black people and women deal with the same type of propaganda,” said Lil B...“You see images on TV, things being promoted. Sex sells, but that’s a quick sell. What do you feel in your heart?”

"Lil B delivers freestyle lecture at MIT," The Tech, 25 November 2014 



Timeline: 2010s
Life: Black Students' Union (BSU)
Career: Arts & Humanities
Object: Video
Collection: Music, Pop Culture, Rising Voices 1995-Present, Students