[Mixtape] Lil B – Illusions of Grandeur

I make no apologies for my adoration of Lil B. If you ask me nicely, I’ll even explain to you point by point and exegesis by exegesis why that is, if you cannot manage to comprehend nor grasp the complexity of what this guy is doing for hip-hop. And if you belong in this perplexed camp, you’re not alone. Just look at this album art for a taste of the confusion. As a dear friend of mine said when I shared this, and he’s damned correct, this image alone is a cultural studies FIELD DAY.

XXL won the rights to releasing this 13-tracker when the digital editor Jesse Gissen beat The based God in a pushup contest during the XXL Freshman photoshoot (!), so you have to head over there to grab it. The outstanding 9th wonder produced cut “Base 4 Your Face” ft. Phonte and Jean Grae is included in the tape.

Stream “Base 4 your Face” below and head over to XXL to download the mixtape in its full and royal glory.

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