Lil B
Basedworld Paradise


4.5
superb

Review

by DenKokoro USER (3 Reviews)
September 6th, 2014 | 20 replies


Release Date: 02/16/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An Underrated Gem From One Of Hip Hop's Most Fascinating Artists.

Basedworld Paradise was released in the midst of Lil B developing Hoop Life, a highly anticipated mixtape due to one of its songs declaring inflammatory messages towards Kevin Durant, a famous NBA player. As a result, it produced a crowd-pleasing feud. I believe Lil B became so preoccupied in Hoop Life that he didn't promote Basedworld Paradise enough, and steered most of his audience away from it. For that reason, it's unfortunate it didn't receive more attention, as this is one of his best releases.

Lil B's method for creating an album hasn't changed; whether it be exclusively comedic, sincere, or a mix of both, he has a knack for choosing instrumentals and taking advantage of his adaptable flow. Whatever beat Lil B raps over, he usually monopolizes it. He's done this with other successful LPs such as Gods Father, both versions of Illusions of Grandeur, I'm Gay, Red Flame Devil Music Edition, etc., and Basedworld Paradise is no exception. What makes this album stand out is that it's arguably his most steady, hard-hitting, and compelling. There's rarely a stale moment on it. The opening track "Im Tupac" establishes a robustness that doesn't stop, as well as a surprising arrangement of trap, alternative, conscious, and boom-bap tracks; even more astonishing, the diversity of sub-genres doesn't create tangents. Listening to Basedworld Paradise is more than hearing a solid album; it's a fun, inspiriting experience.

The direction Lil B took is hinted at the Kanye West-inspired album cover. Like My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Basedworld Paradise is layered with an ominous and introspective aura, but still carries plenty of exciting "based" tracks for positivity and cooking. An excellent quality of the LP is the progression. Despite the distinctiveness of a number of tracks, each changeover feels natural, and there are many of them. One of the best transitions on the album is from the orchestrated "Hip Hop 101" to the gritty and resilient "Just A Lil Bit". There's also one I'd recommend to those who aren't familiar with the Basedgod's work: "Castles And Dragons" is a hilarious cooking track; its style is what Lil B is well-known for (possessing 5 to 50 bitches, swag, etc.), but the track is notably more poignant than others like it. After it finishes, "Green flame Remix" is the next song, distinguished as one of the more soulful ones that demonstrates Lil B's motivational and powerful lyricism. After that, check out how the LP builds up on the theme of ambition and love with "I Don't Hate You". Hell, do yourself a great favor and listen to how marvelous the entire thing is from start to finish.

Throughout the album, Lil B invites you to this land of great pleasure, unity, and diversity; a place where your wrongs and social status are irrelevant, and the enjoyment emphasized. You're being taken on a journey in addition to hearing music. As a result, Basedworld Paradise is possibly Lil B's most coordinated and energetic LP yet, and one of my nominees for Best Album of 2014 as well as Best Collectible from The Basedgod of 2014.

Favorite Tracks: None. I have too many of equal prestige.

Least Favorite Tracks: "Bitches Till I Die" due to how deficient it is compared to everything else.


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Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
September 5th 2014


2505 Comments


I might have to check this #based on how much i lol'd at the cover

#basedgod

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oltnabrick
September 5th 2014


30838 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

^ gross stop

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DenKokoro
September 5th 2014


7 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Ba Dum Tss!

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Gyromania
September 5th 2014


15712 Comments


this is good. i'm down with lil b - i especially like fuck em and god's father

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
September 5th 2014


2505 Comments


which do you think is a better place to start, god's father or fuck em?

DenKokoro
September 5th 2014


7 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Gods Father. I consider it Lil B's magnum opus.
It's ideal for newcomers because it bears the
best mix of satire and resolute Hip-Hop. In
other words, it's his most versatile LP,
providing a clear picture of how Lil B works.

Phlegm
September 5th 2014


4651 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

glad to see this review, you portrayed your thoughts well :!)

welcome to the site and keep up the great work!

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DotEight
September 5th 2014


5530 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Wait trolls still comment on this shit? I've been gone too long.

Phlegm
September 5th 2014


4651 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yeah i think you should go back to sleep :-)

DotEight
September 5th 2014


5530 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I think you should stop talking, but that's just me.

Futures
September 5th 2014


10728 Comments


haha

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Phlegm
September 5th 2014


4651 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

hey you're the one that came in here with the negative vibes!!! i'm just trying to keep the world neutral ~~

DotEight
September 5th 2014


5530 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Lol. I hate new people.

Phlegm
September 5th 2014


4651 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

that's probably why you have no friends! you have to be accepting man, you'll break through i promise :-)

Phlegm
September 5th 2014


4651 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

pro tip: stare people in the eyes while talking to them, they'll appreciate the fact that you're making an effort to converse!

if you need any more socializing tips then feel free to leave me a shout any time (:

DenKokoro
September 5th 2014


7 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Can't we all just stay positive? That's what the Basedgod would want.

DotEight
September 5th 2014


5530 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Lol ^

PostMesmeric
September 6th 2014


368 Comments


You fooled me with that cover art.

DenKokoro
September 6th 2014


7 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'll make it up to ya. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was really good. Lolz.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 6th 2014


50380 Comments


wag

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