[Download] “I’m Gay” Album Released by Lil B

06/30/2011

Lil B Album Released Im Gay

Lil B released I’m Gay on June 30th, subtly announcing the news on his Twitter feed. The album’s opening track, “Trapped In Prison,” highlights the emcees ability to creatively think outside of the box, focusing on the concepts of American mental and physical freedom. On the beginning of the track Lil B raps, “Mental slavery n!@#$@ be hanging off the trees in the woods, like the hood, it’s more than Martin Luther King fighting for a dream, watch me go against everything you believe.”

Here’s the album’s tracklist:

01 Trapped in Prison
02 Open Thunder Eternal Slumber
03 Game
04 Unchain Me
05 Neva Stop Me
06 Gon Be Okay
07 The Wilderness
08 I Hate Myself
09 Get It While Its Good
10 I Seen That Light
11 My Last Chance
12 1 Time Remix

Lil B has made the album available to anyone who can’t afford to pay the $10. You can find the album here.

Lil B Album for Free

Lil B – “Trapped In Prison

On a side note:

I first met Lil B last year, after his performance with  Kid Sister at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. The Berkeley rapper formerly of The Pack (remember “Vans”), has been in the limelight for some time, clearly aware of how to market himself (see his first book and fan photography). The title of his album, the controversial press it has received and death threats, emphasizes this point further.

It’s unfair to judge Lil B (from what little knowledge I have of him) simply as a shock tactic performer starving for attention. After that performance with Kid Sister, DJ Jack (Lil B’s DJ at the time) contacted me simply to ask for my opinion on their set. I explained to him that I was impressed by the beats, Lil B’s overall flow and the “based” concept, but was confused by the duo’s image conforming to  bling. To my surprise, later that week I received an email from Lil B thanking me for taking the time to critique them. Here was a man of character. It takes a humble artist to one, ask for criticism, and two, reply professionally when given it by some small time blogger. I now have respect for Lil B not just as a rapper, but as a person.