It’s baffling, and it’s inspiring. There’s hardly a music parallel to the seeming effortlessness with which Lil B releases 90-minute-plus mixtapes—his 34-song God’s Father comes barely a month since 21-tracker White Flame. Production-wise, the mainstream sample selection on God’s Father is notable, featuring flips of Hall & Oates, New Edition, Three 6 Mafia, Aaliyah and Rihanna, plus untold less immediately apparent exemplars of creative reuse, like the incredible save screen song from PS2 game Ico on “Flowers Rise.” In terms of instrumentals, this might be the most polished Lil B mixtape ever released. And his lyrics are just as focused, or at least he seems excited to go on record. There are ethereal songs of rebirth, marimba-featuring hip-hop throwbacks, ad libs about adopting cats and going to church. Peerless as always.
Download: Lil B’s God’s Father Mixtape