Lil B
Illusions of Grandeur 2


5.0
classic

Review

by Antonio Pacitto USER (3 Reviews)
April 22nd, 2014 | 13 replies | 911 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A sequel that destroys the original.

5 of 8 thought this review was well written

Illusions of Grandeur 2 is the sequel to the second most respected Lil B mixtape (the first being God's Father) and really does deliver. With great lyrics, interesting flow, and legendary beats, the BasedGod creates a mixtape even better than the original.

On this mixtape, you don't get much of the Lil B that people know him for: the swag songs. Besides one funny song at the end, most of this mixtape is lyrical and thought provoking, unlike his "Wonton Soup" raps about ***ing multiple bitches and collecting swag. This is a more serious listen, and he does this style perfectly.

Lil B talks about a variety of subjects on several songs on this mixtape. "The Working Man" has Lil B telling a story about a man who is trying to get out of the ghetto by working hard and converting to a positive lifestyle with a great old school sounding beat. Another song, for example, "Can't See B" has BasedGod speaking on how people think they know how he lives, but he never shows it to the general public. This song also has a great sample and some sweet percussion work. Battery Acid talks about how hot he is and how he controls his situations so easily.

Another great thing about this mixtape is the beat selection. They range from Keith Sweat samples to Super Nintendo RPG sounding instruments. Some songs with amazing beats for example, are "Broken Levee," "Lost," and "Talkin' That Based." However, every beat on here (yes, every song) is simply impassioned. Every beat has an emotional connection with your soul with the ardent samples.

The mixtape flows well together, and you will probably look for more lyrical B after this mixtape is listened to. Every song blends in with each other and retains that soul touching feeling. The only songs that may (to some people) break the cycle are "Hood Played Out" and "Bitch Dont Lie." The ladder is a joke song with the intention of a comical relief at the end of the tape after hearing a lot of real lyrics. The song is funny and fun to listen to, but to some people may be decidedly on the weak side. "Hood Played Out" is just strange, and has some weird lyrics that don't really make much sense. But the song is still good.

Overall, every song on here is at least good to simply breathtaking. It's more like a 4.7, but as an experience front to back, the whole mixtape is good and you won't want to skip a track. Such an amazing album.

BEST TRACKS: Can't See B, Battery Acid, Talkin' That Based, Don't Forget About Me

WORST TRACKS: Hood Played Out, Bitch Don't Lie


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SharkTooth
April 21st 2014



3644 Comments


Damn, I've never heard a song from Lil b that I remember, maybe I'll give this a shot and see if basedgod will be worthwhile

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fromtheinside
April 21st 2014



17656 Comments


lol, i did a double take on that ratng

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NuclearTennisCourt
April 21st 2014



132 Comments


Nobody should do a double take when it comes to Lil B, the guy Is the dictionary definition of polarizing

TheRealVermicide9013
April 21st 2014



232 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Lil b stuff is the perfect stuff for home depot, mc donalds, tesco and wal mart janitors

Killerhit
April 21st 2014



5188 Comments


how dare you put down home depot like that

the others fit though

SharkTooth
April 21st 2014



3644 Comments


@Verm
If you hate Lil B, you shouldn't have listened to this in the first place, let alone finish this gigantic basedgod mixtape off simply
to rate it

NineCallisto
April 22nd 2014



2 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

@SharkTooth So, how'd you like it?

SharkTooth
April 22nd 2014



3644 Comments


I have muxed feelings about this, not a fan of the production, but it's still better than anything by DJ Mustard, and Lil B is kinda
meh as a lyricist

Skoj
April 22nd 2014



1089 Comments


I GOT A BAD BITCH SHE LOOK LIKE 97 TRINA

YakNips
April 22nd 2014



7010 Comments


theres so much beauty in a storm

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TheRealVermicide9013
April 23rd 2014



232 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

This the equivalente of a shit taking a shit

NineCallisto
April 23rd 2014



2 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

@TheRealVermicide9013 Good one. Even if your trolling it's still not clever.

NuclearTennisCourt
April 25th 2014



132 Comments


I think that was an AVGN reference



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