Lil B
Pink Flame


3.5
great

Review

by Robert Lowe CONTRIBUTOR (90 Reviews)
February 6th, 2013 | 173 replies


Release Date: 02/03/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Lil B has a theory of bitches, and he's not afraid to tell you about it with his 33rd mixtape Pink Flame

Lil B's mixtapes are kind of like those heart shaped boxes of sweets people give each other on Valentine's Day often called "gamble chocolates." Lil B's music is a lot like those chocolates: it's the risk/reward that makes it so much fun. Sifting through the subpar tracks on a Lil B tape to find the quality songs can sometimes be a chore, but it's usually worth it as Lil B's umpteenth mixtape Pink Flame has a lot of great tracks hidden in a mess of joke songs.

A guy named William Shakesman once said "Brevity is the soul of wit." The run time of 84 minutes split up over 26 tracks shows that Lil B has never heard this quote before. To use the word "overkill" to describe Pink Flame would be putting it lightly, as there are only about 10-12 really quality tracks on Pink Flame. The rest is kind of just there, and for every fantastic track like the lovely and sensual "Up To Bat," and the windows down system blower "Los Angeles Basegod," you get several tracks like "Ban The Weapons," "Love N Hate," and "Squirt" which are either not funny, or just boring. A lot of filler is to be expected with a Lil B mixtape, and if you have the patience to weed through the padding there are enough genuinely good tracks and enough laughs to warrant a few listens.

Half of the appeal of Lil B is laughing at the people who don't get him, but with this one I think even fans might struggle to comprehend its madness. Pink Flame is the kind of rap album that you lower the volume way down when you're on the bus and you don't want the black guy sitting across from you to think you're one of those white boy rap plebs. One look at the album cover and it's clear that Lil B is not a man of subtlety, Lil B lets loose and seems to spit out whatever is on his mind resulting in another entertaining and solid mixtape.

The major themes of Pink Flame seems to be how Lil B is a thug and lives the thug life, and about the bitches of course. From "1000 Bitches", to "Can't *** My Bitch," to "My Ex Bitch," Lil B covers every topic known to man about bitches, and he could certainly write a quality thesis on the topic. He even gets specific into the kind of bitches he likes in the hilarious "Twerk It Like That." Lil B often has conversations and interjections with himself on "Twerk It Like That" and other tracks which is always amusing. Lil B gets so hype on this record that he has to himself to come down in "Texas Thug." The sheer insanity presented on Pink Flame proves that Lil B is either a genius and a master thespian, or has just plain lost his mind. Either way it's highly entertaining.



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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2013


50519 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Stay based and stay positive

fromtheinside
February 5th 2013


18717 Comments


how can he release so much music...

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2013


50519 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

He's a savant


oltnabrick
February 5th 2013


31080 Comments


dam Lil B u done came up with Pink Flame

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Kris.
February 5th 2013


12345 Comments


a few errors here and there

also lol redlettermedia lol

ethixx
February 5th 2013


1170 Comments


how... did you think it was a camel cock

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2013


50519 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

A woman is looking in the mirror and in the reflection, Lil B's face is her body

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2013


7097 Comments


crankin'' dem reviews out. pos'd You write good brother.

RosaParks
February 5th 2013


14926 Comments


awesome how he wrecked Joey Bada$$'s career

MeatSalad
February 5th 2013


14628 Comments


lol that album art

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2013


50519 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The Joey Bada$$$ diss is one of the better tracks

oltnabrick
February 5th 2013


31080 Comments


"awesome how he wrecked Joey Bada$$'s career"

dam straight

RosaParks
February 5th 2013


14926 Comments


joey took it so serious and ended up looking stupid as shit

Kris.
February 5th 2013


12345 Comments


"Lil B's mixtapes are kind of like those gamble chocolates people give each other on Valentine's Day. Often called "gamble chocolate," this is a fair assessment of Lil B's music"

doesn't make much sense imo

"Lil B's umpteenth mixtapePink Flame"

needs space

thats all i see so far


Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2013


50519 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

shit I worded that wrong thanks

oltnabrick
February 5th 2013


31080 Comments


"joey took it so serious and ended up looking stupid as shit"

just like everyone else who picks a fight with the based god

Kris.
February 5th 2013


12345 Comments


you dont fuck with the basedgod unless you want your bitches to get fucked in the process


also where the fuck is keke i want more features from her the only basedcat in the fuckin industry

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2013


19918 Comments


I think the summary is missing "in his" 33rd mixtape

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Ignimbrite
February 5th 2013


5381 Comments


the intro to Can't Fuck My Bitch is amazing

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jayfatha
February 5th 2013


2882 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

There's hella funny songs on this but so many bland ones



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