After releasing The Black Flame nearly one month ago, Lil B returns with yet another new mixtape, The Silent President. And, interestingly enough, he dropped it last night during the BET Hip-Hop Awards. Was it merely a coincidence or is the Based God trying to give a middle-finger-of-sorts to the mainstream hip-hop community?
Hmm, either way, it’s obvious that he’s been listening to one huge mainstream record a lot lately. As you can no doubt tell from the album art, Lil B was obviously intrigued by Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne. Because lifting that album’s artwork, he also raps over a sample of Watch The Throne‘s Beyonce-assisted “Lift Off” on opening track “Great China Sea.” Elsewhere, he shouts out Jay Electronica, gets moody-as-hell on the title-track, and cooks on the absolutely ridiculous “BasedGod 50.” Download the entire mixtape at Dat Piff.