Friday, January 23, 2015

Lil B Rallies After House Fire with Free Concert in Berkeley Tonight

The family of Mateo Ysmael, who alerted Lil B to the fire in their duplex, seeks donations.

By Sam Lefebvre
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 11:10 AM

click to enlarge SEBASTIAN DEMIAN
  • Sebastian Demian
As the Contra Costa Times reports, Lil B’s duplex in Concord caught fire last week. In an unparalleled act of compassion towards the basedGod, neighboring fifteen-year-old Mateo Ysmael alerted Lil B to the fire in time to ensure his safety.


The report rather amusingly describes Lil B as an "aspiring hip-hop artist," a characterization that the throngs of dedicated #TaskForce members sure to descend upon Berkeley's Memorial Glade for his surprise free performance tonight will prove to be an understatement. The concert starts at 7 p.m.

"Rare" is a favorite word of Lil B's, and though his understanding of it is somewhat expanded, the traditional definition applies to his infrequent live appearances.  

The rapper's fans will be happy to know he's alive and well. Coverage of the fire appeared to show cause for concern.

“I’m grateful to be alive,” Lil B said in the report. “If that kid didn’t come knocking on my door…” 

Lil B took to Twitter to process the trauma.  
And to ask for money. 

As for the family of Mateo Ysmael, whose half of the duplex absorbed most of the damage, they launched a crowdfunding campaign to offset some of the cost of their lost belongings. It has currently raised $528 of its $5,000 goal. It's unknown how much money Lil B raised, but the Ysmael family certainly lacks the asset of his million-plus Twitter following. 
click to enlarge The Ysmael's family home.
  • The Ysmael's family home.

Perhaps #TaskForce should rally for the Ysmael family as well. 

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