As I dig deeper into the realm of Lil B, the more interested i become.
20 year old Brandon McCartney, aka Lil B from The Pack, has created 100 myspace profiles for himself, each showcasing a few songs that can go from the regular post hyphy pack beats into completely off kilter spoken word rants over ambient music. They are all numbered. Here is a link to profile number 97.
He has just published his first book "Takin' Over," written in the form of text messages and emails to his fans. The book is about "being BASED and POSITIVE and SHREDDING old concepts that rap music has to be about violence and anger."
You can dowload his 'secret' tape right here, titled "Paint." It's a 100% ambient project with a lot of spoken word and singing. 'Released' January of this year.
If you visit his own social networking site, Bangkadang.com, you can see how much of an artist this dude really is. Some serious internet age fine art shit. No joke.
The following video may seem like some radio shit, but listen to what dude is saying. If this ever gets radio play, that will be a positive day for pop rap.
Would love to hear thoughts on this. So leave comments if you got something to say.