In the Hindu religion there’s a concept called panchamukha. This idea allows for Hindu gods to have multiple faces (sometimes human, other times animal) that represent multiple ideas they personify and facets of their personalities. In western religion our god has one face and he looks like he plays bass for the Allman Brothers Band. Point goes to Hinduism on that one.
If you fuck with with Lil B, you realize that consciously or not, he fucks with the idea of panchamukha. Going through his thousand song plus catalog, you’ll come across songs ranging from dick sucking anthems to motivational speeches to celebrations of lesbian talk show hosts to thoughts on the futility of being hood. The problem is, most people are not into all of those broad topics and they will not go through a thousand songs to pick out the gems that appeal to their sensibilities. Luckily, we present to you Faces of the Based God, a 5 mixtape compilation of one hundred of Lil B’s best songs broken up by subject matter to serve as a breaking in point to the wonders that are the Based God. These mixtapes cover the major reoccurring topics that make up the bulk of Lil B’s music. For this first installment of the series we’ll be dropping Based God the Star.
Based God the Star, covers the Lil B that most people are familiar with. This is the fun loving Lil B that comes the closest to making pop music (but is still weird as fuck). If there were Lil B “hits” by the standard definition of the word, these would be the jams to rock at a party. All the classics are here, you get “Wonton Soup” and it’s cooking dance powered perpetual swag engine, “Florida Girls” and it’s celebration of chicks that own University of Florida panties with the alligator over the ass, “Justin Bieber,” “I Own Swag” and more. Included in this mixtape are a couple of lesser-known Lil B songs that easily get stuck in your head if you hear them two or three times. Songs like “Nuts Sucked,” The Summer” and “Happy Holloween,” which should replace “The Monster Mash” as the official song for Halloween parties where chicks dress as “Sexy ____.” Based God the Star, shows Lil B at his most accessible, having all the fun in the world. This is the Based God that would’ve had multiple tour dates scheduled in Sodom and Gomorrah.
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