It's crazy to think that we weren't even talking about Lil B a year ago. "We" meaning: journalists, bloggers, Twitterati, teenagers, and critics. The same groups of people who haven't been able to stop talking about the Berkeley, Calif. rapper since his mid-2010 breakthrough. Tonight, he hits the stage at NYC's Highline Ballroom—a follow-up to the show that solidified his star power during the height of last summer's Based God-mania—and though he has hundreds of songs to choose from, we're willing to bet the majority of his set will consist of what we felt were the 25 most essential Lil B songs. The man himself broke down the stories behind each record (and video, if applicable) for Complex, making this the most official list out there. If you're not familiar with Lil B, this is a good place to start. Those already down with the movement: here's a chance to increase your Based levels...

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