Grab Lil B’s Sprawling, Spacey ‘God’s Father’ Mixtape
Ever-prolific Based God continues his busy pace with 34-track release
A busy couple of weeks for notable rap mixtapes now features a contribution from the busiest man in hip-hop. Big K.R.I.T. just dropped his third album-quality mixtape in as many years, SPIN’s No Trivia blog has named T.I. associate Big Kuntry Kane’s 100% Kane as our inaugural Rap Release of the Week, and Stereogum alerts us to the moodily produced, hard-edged gangsta reveries of Detroit rapper Boldy James’ Consignment. The ever-prolific Based God adds 34 tracks worth of spacey flows to this week’s abundance with the Bay Area utopian’s new God’s Father mixtape. It’s easy to sense a whiff of condescension when highbrow critics laud the I’m Gay (I’m Happy) rapper for the “complexity” of his views on sexuality and race, but it’s undeniable that no one else has thrown themselves into hip-hop improvisation as deeply as the former Pack member born as Brandon McCartney. And hey, there’s at least one Hall & Oates sample!