And now the plot thickens. Bay Area conversation piece Lil B The Based God
has released a new single, "Base For Your Face," which isn't remotely surprising unto itself (although come to think of it, one does admire his relative restraint
). A little more eyebrow-raising is its high-caliber guests, namely the esteemed lady rapper Jean Grae
and North Carolina veteran Phonte
, plus a great pseudo-Doomesque beat from 9th Wonder
-- a long way from the Vans-rocking waterfront goons
B's logged so much time with.
But the real story here is what Noz
calls the "oh my god Lil B is actually good
moment of clarity," which is easier to find here than it is in any #BASED track to come traipsing across your Google Reader in the last year. This is no "then I park my car, then I fuck your bitch
" Dada-rap -- this is legit ("real complex rap," B calls it). There's even a mini-dis that makes everything else seem tame by comparison: "All they do is rhyme words," he says. "Such typical rappers."
Perhaps this was his plan all along.
Hit the jump for the song, then do like Jean Grae says and hit the comments section. Swag!
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