Now that the drama from the Lil B and Joey Bada$$ has settled, let’s take a look at the Lil B mixtape that the “I’m The Bada$$” track came from, Pink Flame. It’s the Based God’s first mixtape of the year, and features a cover that implies it could be one of his most absurd to date.
So far, there are a few snoozers like “Ban the Weapons,” but B is at his best with bizarre bangers like “Flex 36″ and the Super Mario Bros.-sampling “1000 Bitches.”
It seems two of the larger figures in underground hip hop are at it right now, and trading shots in new tracks in an age where most hip hop stars are just content to keep most confrontations on Twitter.
I’m surprised it went as far as these two cuts, which are both pretty decent tracks from B and Joey. Both of ‘em sound hungry, confident, and aggressive over well-produced instrumentals. It’s entertainment at the end of the day, but I’d support more headbutting between these guys if we continue to get tracks like this.
Oh, and I all think we know where the title of Joey’s track came from. R.I.P. STEEZ.
On “California Boy,” Lil B, a.k.a. Brandon McCartney, exposes his true, really real, and raw self. He levels up like a Pokemon, gaining experience with each song he releases. Lil B is coming out with a rock album because he’s basically evolved into a rock artist.
Not only is the title to Lil B’s latest mixtape hilariously clever, but a lot of the tracks on the tape are absolute bangers.
There was a time when I thought the Based God’s schtick would fade, but he seems to be doing better than ever in 2012. Between his recent lecture at NYU and the hype-worthy God’s Father mixtape, Lil B’s got enough momentum to keep Based World growing for the rest of this year.
Keep those Datpiff downloads comin’.
Hey, y’all. Here are a list of albums I wanted to review this month, but I didn’t get a chance to, unfortunately. These are the albums I touch on for a bit in this video:
LIL B- GOD’S FATHER
ANAMANAGUCHI- SINGLES + REMIX COLLECTIONS
GENTLEMAN JESSE- LEAVING ATLANTA
DJ PREMIERE & BUMPY KNUCKLES- KOLEXXXION
LEE RANALDO- BETWEEN THE TIMES AND THE TIDES
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN- WRECKING BALL
ZEUS- BUSTING VISIONS
SIGH- IN SOMNIPHOBIA
CANNIBAL CORPSE- TORTURE
Lil B is one of the Internet’s most confusing personalities. When should you take him seriously? When shouldn’t you? Is he really that “terrible” of a rapper. I talked about him for over twenty freaking minutes, and I still have questions. Look, I’m curious. I can’t help it. It’s my nature.
But if there’s one thing I do know about B, he’ll come out with a track or a video every once in a while where he’s actually spitting. Maybe it’s not so great it’s gonna go down in the history books, but it’s enough to make the naysayers shut up for a second and listen. Maybe they’ll reflect for a moment and rethink Lil B’s potential.
I think that’s worth doing on “R.I.P. the Rap Game.” As refreshing as it is to hear B rapping like this, I’d be willing to bet he’ll go back to his old ways the next time he drops a track. And why shouldn’t he? Tracks like “Pretty Boy” and “Bill Bellamy” are what see the most hype and outrage. When Lil B’s more serious releases are what gets him the most attention, maybe he’ll stay turned in that direction.
There’s been a lotta buzz around the blog-o-sphere lately in regards to this Clams Casino fellow. His claim to fame seems to be having been the producer of some beats used by Lil B, which is fine since the beats are usually what I end up liking the most about Lil B’s music.
Woo / Swag / Woo / Swag / Woo / Swag
Scope an unofficial video for the instrumental of “I’m God” above, and check out an interview here.