The model here is the pained sincerity of gangsta wailers like Lil Boosie, Khujo Goodie, and early Master P, back when the Ice Cream Man seemed stuffed to the gills with regret (Days of Grace features a remake of Master P's 1997 track "Smokin' Green"). There's also some of Lil B's starry-eyed utopianism ("My World" is a rap over Lil B's "I'm God"), as well as the "hustling sucks" attitude of Main Attrakionz ("1st Offense" features Main's Squadda B).
Rapping over Clams Casino's beat is a rite of passage for young, interesting rappers these days, but Pepper Boy's connection to Lil B is stronger. On "My Life," from last year's Bitch Mob mixtape, the Based God rhymed over Pepper Boy's 2010 song "Tha Parts."
-Brandon Sodenburg, SPIN Magazine
Cover designed by Israel Acosta
released 17 June 2012
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