Lil B - "Surrender To Me"
(White Flame; 2012)
It's embarrassing to see respected music journalists falling over each other to notarize Lil B's new wave of derivative minions. I suppose it's easier to indirectly champion his influence than to backtrack on their well documented opposition to the Based World aesthetic. It's nearly as disturbing to witness Brandon's most outspoken advocates criticize the quality control of his recent material, especially considering a Lil B project with more than four stellar songs is rare as unicorn tartare. 'Surrender To Me' is the obligatory triumphant east coast offering from White Flame, and an appropriate response to those reluctant to acknowledge his eminent contribution to the genre.