Lil B
God's Father


2.0
poor

Review

by Matt Wallace USER (5 Reviews)
April 24th, 2012 | 103 replies | 3,619 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Lil B makes music that doesn't conform to Hip Hop's standards, which is exactly what becomes the problem.

3 of 13 thought this review was well written

I enjoy taking pride in the complexity of music and I often divulge into a symphonic orgie upon hearing the creative styles of groups like Outkast's 1995 release "ATLiens" or even Kanye West's 2010 project "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy". Lil B is an interesting artist to be quite honest. If you look into his interviews he seems to have the poise of an artist that desires to challenge the status quo, spitting out what he calls "based" freestyles. The problem with these freestyles is that they don't have the quality repetition in them that we often see of more lyrical emcees such as Nas and Raekwon. Is this to say that this immediately declares Lil B an untalented artist? No, several rappers have challenged the established trends of their time and progressed into unique and talented styles and while I must say that I applaud any man or women that would challenge the restrictions of their genre, we simply aren't hearing good music as a byproduct of what Lil B has done here with "God's Father". What ends up happening is some type of morphed combination of "50 Cent sounding raps" coming together with some instrumentals that actually have some pretty nice samples. The problem with Lil B is that he's developed a powerful fan-base, one that doesn't seem to care so much for the quality of the music, but rather the controversy and power behind what his ideals stand for. Lil B makes music that doesn't conform to Hip Hop's standards, which is exactly what becomes the problem. Hardcore Hip Hop heads will find it difficult to endure the messy concoction of the song that is "Breathe Slow". In Hip Hop/Rap in general, the performer needs to have a quality flow that his or her audience can vibe with. See it like this, imagine the soothing guitar rifts of Joe Bonamassa or Buckethead and now compare that to a young eight year old raping the strings of his brand new guitar that his father gave him for his birthday. Some might like to listen to the young aspiring guitarist if he's really controversial, but I think authentic musical performances might better lay in tune with the likes of Bonamassa and Buckethead. Additionally, with Lil B comes the "based" philosophy, advocating a loose idea that you should feel free to express yourself no matter what the haters say. You see the issue is this, you can take a quality track on this ostensibly long mixtape (far too long for my particular liking) and see that it might contain only one good song out of a mess of 20+ songs. Take for example the track "Flowers Rise". Now this track is actually feasible to listen to compared to some of the more lackadaisical sounds on the album, but it still greatly fails in comparison to other competitors in the same genre. Again, the "based" philosophy would say that I'm being a hater right now on what many consider to be a quality release, but me deciding not to criticize this album wouldn't be expressing myself as I should according to Lil B's logic.


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RedRawPoetic
April 23rd 2012



25 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Sorry guys, but I'm just not seeing the talent that goes along with all the hype. lol

Sirob
April 23rd 2012



2653 Comments


review needs much more structure and some grammatical and mechanical corrections but ill leave those for someone else to point out.

anyways... it sounds like i shouldnt go and listen to this after all haha.

MMX
April 23rd 2012



4635 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Too much swag for you

Kris.
April 23rd 2012



11371 Comments


sirob do yourself a favor and listen to this this guy isnt based at all he just doesnt understand

Fluttertrank
April 23rd 2012



16954 Comments


SWAG SWAG

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BrownPark
April 23rd 2012



158 Comments


oh great review

Kris.
April 23rd 2012



11371 Comments


The problem with Lil B is that he's developed a powerful fan-base, one that doesn't seem to care so much for the quality of the music, but rather the controversy and power behind what his ideals stand for.



LOL

Sirob
April 23rd 2012



2653 Comments


alright will do. ill put it on my immense list of things to download in school tomorrow

RedRawPoetic
April 23rd 2012



25 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

@Sirob, yeah I could really use some more grammar techniques here, but @UhhKris you really gotta explain to me what about this guy is making him nice, his flow just sounds too unimaginative to me.

Sirob
April 23rd 2012



2653 Comments


he is the based god thats why

Cells
April 23rd 2012



1875 Comments


IM MILEY CYRUS IM MILEY CYRUS




thats what comes to mind when i think of lil b

MalleusMaleficarum
April 23rd 2012



12198 Comments


CYRUS

CYRUS

CYRUS

CYRUS

CYRUS

CYRUS

CYRUS

CYRUS

MMX
April 23rd 2012



4635 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

CALL ME OBAMA BASEDGOD

CALL ME OBAMA BASEDGOD

CALL ME OBAMA BASEDGOD

CALL ME OBAMA BASEDGOD

CALL ME OBAMA BASEDGOD


Kris.
April 23rd 2012



11371 Comments


I LOOK LIKE PARIS HIIILTON
RING WORTH A MIIIIILLION

Sirob
April 24th 2012



2653 Comments


check my fruity wrists, imma gay bitch

thats what comes to mind when i think of lil b

gabethepiratesquid
April 24th 2012



4521 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

"type of morphed combination of "50 Cent sounding raps" coming together with some instrumentals that actually have some pretty nice samples."
lol his rapping isn't even anything like 50 Cent what're you talking about?

and the beginning is just you talking about what hip-hop you like.

and then you just took the end from Anthony Fantano's "I'm Gay" review.

I actually am fully in support of Lil B fans taking the time to actually analyze and listen to the music and not just go, "TYBG THIS IS AMAZING" with every track because then it becomes more of a meme or a joke than solidifying Lil B as a legitimate artist

but this is a bad review.
and I think you should feel bad.

balcaen
April 24th 2012



3183 Comments


does the summary even make sense?

Sirob
April 24th 2012



2653 Comments


no it does not

balcaen
April 24th 2012



3183 Comments


thought so
i'm glad someone agrees

but this is a bad review.
and I think you should feel bad. [2]

Ire
April 24th 2012



41453 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fake based

kris shut up you gave im gay a 2



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