Lil B is obviously an outlandish artist, but his most recent blogworthy activity has many hip-hop fans pretty damn upset. This past weekend at Coachella, The Based God announced the title of his next album. He has named it I'm Gay and according to the Based God, it's a major move to demonstrate the unimportance of the power of words.
While the Based God isn't alluding to his personal sexual preference, he's making quite a daring statement; or maybe it's simply a publicity stunt. GLAAD issued a statement regarding the decision by saying that they hope it's not: "We hope that Lil B's album title is not just a gimmick, and is really a sincere attempt to be an ally. He has the platform and the voice. We hope he uses it in a positive way."
Hip-hop is a world in which homosexuality simply doesn't exist; if it does, you don't speak about it. 97.9 brought up the album title Tuesday night and a disgruntled caller commented on Lil B, saying that hip-hop isn't what it used to be. With all of the strange, corny hip-hop album titles that have emerged in the past decade, why is it that I'm Gay is the most shocking? Fill us in, we'd like to know your thoughts.
Additionally, why would anyone be surprised at B's choice? He's been calling himself gay for the bulk of his Internet career. Anyways, enough #basedtheology. We've decided to revisit some weird album titles in hip-hop; keep in mind that we're not saying that any of these albums themselves are weird, some just have questionable branding.
Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010): We still keep this album in constant rotation, but the name just irks us. During the first month of listening to it almost daily, we still couldn't keep the adjective sequence in order.
Petey Pablo, Diary Of A Sinner: 1st Entry (2001): How could you be a sinner when you made such a patriotic remix for "Raise Up"? We don't believe you.
Will Smith, Big Willie Style (1997): "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It", "Men In Black", "Miami", "Just The Two Of Us"; this album had way too many bangers to deserve a dick reference. He had his son, the 2010 Karate Kid, on one of the tracks, for Based God's sake.