There’s two possibilities for why I like Lil B and his new mixtape “White Flame” – 1) I’m getting dumber, and years of DJing have harmed my ears, or 2) Lil B is actually really good [sometimes], and is better at entertaining than rapping.
The number one question I get from my friends when I introduce them to Lil B’s music is “does he write?” Really not sure, but what’s clear is that Lil B has issues, or is great at pretending like he does. He often sounds paranoid, delusional, and grandiose, but he’s about to release his second “Illusions of Grandeur” mixtape so perhaps he’s really just fucking around. Better crazy than boring – just look at Charlie Sheen. People love to see celebrities with problems, and there hasn’t been a borderline-mainstream rapper as visibly eccentric as Lil B since….?
We’re talking about a rapper who received death threats for naming his album “I’m Gay,” refers to himself as a “pretty bitch,” and tweeted to Kanye West “If Kanye West refuses to work with me I’m going to fuck him in the ass next time I see him.”
And remember that Lil B is 22. He’s part of the generation that has always had the internet. The generation that had Adult Swim in high school. I hope that no one assassinates him and that he keeps putting out mixtapes like “White Flame” for a long time. TYBG –
Lil B – Surrender To Me
Lil B – Poppin V