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Lil B, ‘Rain in England’ (Weird Forest)

picture-6734-1372868851By: Charles Aaron // November 2, 2010

After hitting pop gold with 2006 novelty blip “Vans” as a member of the Pack, enigmatic Bay Area social networker Lil B has, by his own account, released more than 1,500 songs and 180 videos. And his first physical CD — Rain in England, a therapy-session testimony that sounds like Soulja Boy having a Damascus moment in the champagne room over a beatless synth tide — is his least accessible. Of course, recent mixtape Blue Flame features droning, cracked emanations like “I’m Paris Hilton,” so such distinctions are moot. If you think Kanye’s self-reflexive swirl is stupefying, peep this.