Lil B took to Twitter Saturday (Oct. 30) morning to let his 1.2 million followers know he’s dropping new merch. After 15 years of allegedly being bootlegged, The BasedGod is putting out his first official delivery of Based apparel.
“IM SO EXCITED FINALLY MY OFFICIAL MERCH!!! OMG OFFICIAL LIL B MERCH IS HERE!!! OMFG !!!! THIS IS THE FIRST OFFICIAL LIL B MERCH HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE!!!” he wrote on Twitter emphatically. “OMG WE DID IT YALL BE APART OF HISTORY NOW AND MOVING FORWARD LETS GET IT! I LOVE YALL!”
The collection, which is available now, includes 15 items officially stamped with “The BasedGod approval” — an embroidered tag that reads, “RareBasedItems Worldwide.” There are hoodies with “Thank You BasedGod” printed on them, T-shirts bearing his Twitter avi and Blue Flame mixtape cover, plus tees with his caricature plastered on them. There’s even a photoshopped tee with Lil B standing next to Tupac. And the Lil B “Thank You Based God” basketball shorts can be paired with all of the aforementioned apparel.
Prices range from $35 for the “Ski Ski Ski” T-shirt to $120 for the “Billie E Lil B” T-Shirt, which according to the webstore was one of the most bootlegged shirts. Billie Eilish, Nick “Swaggy P” Young, and many others have worn unofficial versions of the shirt in the past.
All of the products were designed by Lil B himself, AJ Singh, and Sebastian Demian. Fans who want to help design future basedworld drops are encouraged to fill out a form on the BasedWorld website.
In 2011, Lil B teamed up with The Hundreds on a limited capsule collection that featured a handful of T-shirts. And in 2014, Isabel Simpson-Kirsch, a student at Parsons The New School For Design, used her senior thesis to create a collection of jerseys, tops, and footwear with Lil B’s face on them. Simpson-Kirsch sold her collection to the online retailer VFILES and she told VICE that the Bay Area rapper loved her designs and gave her positive feedback.
Now, the BasedGod is cashing in. Visit BasedWorld.com now to cop Lil B’s official merch.