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What does based mean?

Based is a slang term that originally meant lớn be addicted khổng lồ crack cocaine (or acting lượt thích you were), but was reclaimed by rapper Lil B for being yourself and not caring what others think of you—to carry yourself with swagger.

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Based has been appropriated by the alt-right online as a general term of praise, as if “un-woke.”


Based comes from the slang basehead, a term from the 1980s khổng lồ describe people addicted lớn freebasing cocaine, a method which makes the drug smokable. The term basehead became synonymous with the crack epidemic that swept the United States at the time. Over time, calling someone based was a way of saying that they were a crack addict, or acting like one, especially in West Coast street slang.

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In the way slang things go, people acting eccentric or abnormal were labelled based. At least that’s what seems to lớn have happened with quirky West Coast rapper Brandon “Lil B” McCartney. In reaction to people calling him based, Lil B decided to lớn redefine the term. In 2007, his group, The Pack, released their debut album, Based Boys. In a 2010 interview in Complex magazine, Lil B described his new definition of based: “Based means being yourself. Not being scared of what people think about you. Not being afraid to vì what you wanna do.”

It’s not clear when Lil B started calling himself Based God, but by 2011 that nickname was firmly associated with him. Eventually, a cosmology of Based God (or BasedGod) emerged, referring khổng lồ becoming a sort of higher power that Lil B could access, allowing him special abilities, such as the power to curse basketball player Kevin Durant.



The re-invented based, as a signal of power và swagger, was picked up by the alt-right/white nationalist community online in the 2010s. In 2014, during a controversy over female video-game reviewers known as Gamergate, conservative commentator Christina Hoff Sommers was referred lớn as Based Mom for pushing back against criticisms that đoạn phim games and their culture are sexist. Since then, referring to lớn alt-right or right-wing conservative figures as based has become a sign of approval in online social-media forums lượt thích the pro-Trump subreddit, r/The_Donald.