A little over a year ago, oddball West Coast rapper Lil B seemed to be on quite an impressive run, garnering praise and attention from growing fanatics and glassy-eyed critics alike. In fact, record labels were interested to take part in the Lil B'Mania. However, a year—filled with everything from landing on the 2011 XXL
Freshman cover to a feature alongside Lil Wayne—later, the Based God's steam seems to have finally run its course.
Just recently, the Berkeley, CA native revealed that he would release a track with Drake. Though it's uncertain whether or not the collaboration will happen (what's the status on those promised tracks with Lupe Fiasco and Jay Electronica?), Based God's buzz doesn't seem to be where it once was a year ago. Looking at several possible factors behind his decline, XXL
came up with five ways Lil B could've maintained his once bubbling momentum. Everything Based