Release Date: Mar 7, 2012
Record label: Lil B
Even if you don't believe Lil B's produced a second of worthwhile rap music, you have to admire his warped career, which continues, in its Drunken-Master stagger, to take him to improbable new places. His impact on rap is already such that if he disappeared tomorrow, he would linger in the cultural bloodstream. But somehow, he endures: He's like Swee'Pea from a Popeye cartoon, crawling over gnashing gears while we clutch our heads and watch.
Lil BGod's Father[Mixtape][Self-released; 2012]By Chris Letso; March 16, 2012Purchase at: Insound (Vinyl) | Amazon (MP3 & CD) | iTunes | MOGTweetMP3: Lil B - "Real Hip Hop 2012" Describing Lil B as “prolific” would be a titanic understatement. With the release of the God’s Father mixtape, the past 12 months have seen the Based God drop a staggering eight full-length mixtapes, not to mention a very solid album (I’m Gay) and a host of #rare YouTube singles and “based freestyles.” It’s nothing less than astounding, then, that God’s Father is nearly two hours long, and it’s actually good. To put that in perspective: this mixtape is only about seven minutes shorter than Joanna Newsom’s 2010 triple album Have One On Me.
There may not be a rapper around who produces more content than Lil B. Between the way he churns out his up-close-with-the-camera music videos and his tendency to drop mixtapes with a seemingly effortless regularity, Based God won’t quit. Unfortunately, his quantity has trumped the quality of late, and with his latest, God’s Father, Lil B is unable to make his case as a musical deity.