By John Walaszek (@JWalaszek)
As a proud member of Task Force squadron #927, I encounter many fake based people every day while protecting Lil B and Lil B's music. The haters tell me that Lil B can't rap, that Lil B doesn't make real music, and that Lil B probably isn't even one of my top 100 most played artists on Spotify. One of those might be true.
Have I listened to all 101 songs on the 05 Fuck Em mixtape? No.
Do I love the 05 Fuck Em mixtape? Yes.
Either Aristotle or Lil B once said, "the whole is greater than the sum of the parts." Maybe each Lil B mixtape isn't a musical masterpiece by a critic's standards, but they're all part of something bigger because Lil B as a whole is greater than just his music. Lil B stands for unlimited positivity, The Task Force, Girl Time, Keke, cooking, collecting, cursing KD, tiny shirts, tiny pants, dirty Vans, a book, music and the entire Basedworld. The music might not be conventional, but the messages in his songs are transcendent. The Based God gives so much and asks for so little in return.
With the drop of the Hoop Life mixtape earlier this month, it's only right that we look back at some of the most important pieces in the Lil B catalog. Here are 20 of the best Lil B mixtape covers.Click to start the list