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Lil B, God’s Father

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.

For some reason, God’s Father comes in at 34 tracks. It’s overwhelming, to say the least, and highlights what was once Based God’s endearing characteristic that now seems to be working to his detriment: he puts out so much that there’s no filter, and even bright flashes are clouded by curious moments. The slow flow found on cuts like “God Help Me” and “Deep Ass Thoughts” exhibits the at times awkward-sounding style that the California native has become known for, but he also switches his flow early on with, “I Own Swag.” His quick delivery is impressive and B shows that he actually owns the technical skills to properly ride a beat—even though he doesn’t often choose to employ them. Per usual, B’s content sprawls from swag to guns to motivation on the release.

As is typically the case with the 2011 XXL Freshman, his ear for smooth, melodic beats makes the project easy to vibe to in stages, but its length ultimately holds the tape back from becoming an offering worth riding with from start to finish. On the cover of God’s Father, Lil B quotes himself (as he often does), saying, “Lil B is one of the most revolutionary artists in music, all he has to do its walk and they follow.” How long his self-professed revolution lasts and in which direction the quality heads remains to be seen, but there’s no doubt that Lil B won’t be slowing down any time soon. —Adam Fleischer

  • BangEm

    XXL rides on YMCMB dick allday. Giving those wack niggas XXL and LIL B gets a M?

    XXL is wack as fuck for real. I know Lil B is garbage but so is Tyga and the rest of those wack rappers on YMCMB

  • SWAG

    REALLY A M ? AT LEAST A L CMON !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • D90

    even an M for lyrics is too generous, lil b is the worse “rapper” to ever touch a mic, right alongside souljaboy

  • http://xxl BIGED

    am i the only one that doesnt know what the hell the based god means..cuz this faggot is far from a god. ill listen to country music before i play this homo…..XXL COME WITH SOME REVEIWS OF REAL RAP: SLAUGHTERHOUSE, DBLOCK, YOUNG BUCK, SCARFACE, TECH N9NE, THA DOGG POUND…THIS SHIT IS GARBAGE..THESE LOSERS AT XXL STILL WONT REVEIW BROTHA LYNCH HUNG, I GUESS HES TOO HARDCORE. YOU GOTTA WEAR CAPRI PANTS AND UGGS TO GET A REVEIW..THE OTHER WEEK THEY LISTED THE BEST NEW PRODUCERS, WHERE WAS SEVEN WHO PRODUCED THE COATHANGA STRANGLA? THAT HANDS DOWN WAS THE BEST PRODUCED ALBUM OF 2011……FAGGOTS!

  • 2 Sweaters

    No. Just no. Deserves an L at least

  • Rain

    This is a Wack ass review. This is his best work ever, and it deserves a listen. Most people just hate on him, but honestly he has a lot of good music. I know most people don’t’ like his flow but you have to listen to him more to understand it, kinda like Doom’s flow. I give this mixtape a L or XL. Good job lil b, keep on seeing growth.

    • bullets

      lil b is trash comparing him to mf doom are you retarded ??? the more you listen the more its apparent that he just cant rap that dude is horrible he’s a sign that our society is full of fucking idiots…

      • Rain

        I wasn’t comparing him to Doom Shit face. Just how unorthodox his flow is like dooms. You just another hater man, you probably only listen to a couple of songs by b and think you know everything. Actually I think you’re the fucking idiot not society.

        • Hah

          False, since you are clearly undereducated I shall explain what a comparison is so that you may avoid future embarrassment. A comparison is when you take two subjects, in your case Lil B and MF Doom, and take an opinion on how the two are similar, different, or relate to each other in some way. Heads up, when you arguably haven’t graduated college let alone high school don’t try to reprimand someone on their understanding of basic linguistics.

          • Rain

            False, I’m probably more educated than you dumb ass. I get tired of people like you trying to act all tough behind a computer. I’m entitled to my opinion just like you are. I ‘ll still compare the two Mc flows so get over it and chill out. Even though Doom is a better rapper all I was saying is that there flows are both unusual and take time to get used to. Only question I have for you is did you listen to the whole mixtape or did you just come here to hate?

  • hank

    Lil B’s best tape

  • Gordy

    Anything made by Lil B receiving an M ? really shows how far hip-hop has fallen smh…

  • boog

    the revolution is within you. XXXL

  • alderman j

    LIL B comes off as SATIRE!!! It would be like watching Mike Epps star in a DRAMA, i wouldnt be able to take him seriously!! BUT ANYBODY GETTING MONEY I RESPECT.

    • h

      Ok number one, he’s BARELY making money. the dude is half broke. Second, “ANYBODY GETTING MONEY I RESPECT” is a terrible idea. You know who “got money?” Hitler. Stalin. Pol Pot. Jack the Ripper. Al Capone. Jim Jones. The Westboro Baptist Church. The Klan…

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    FOLLLLOOOOWWW
    ********8 ETG @TWITTER.COM/ETG2012**** LYRICISM AT ITS FINEST . SO FOLLOW IF YOU ENJOY INTELLIGENT INNOVATIVE HIP HOP MUSIC. WOW IM SAYING THIS ON A LIL B REVIEW . DAMN .

  • Jacobpierce

    I listen to this album as comedy. Lil B is obviously not intended to be taken seriously. He knows this and so he puts out unpolished mixtapes with terrible lyrics and piss poor flow. As a humorous and ridiculous listen this deserves an L. It’s just B having fun and trolling. If you want to analyze it with a stick up your ass, then yeah, it’s probably an S.

  • ftw

    hahaha fuck lil b hes bitch how can u listen to trash an bulshit like his weak tired pussy ass