We're about due for a thread about the most vibrant and diverse genre of music going on right now. But while we're waiting for a smooth jazz thread let's talk about similarly kickass genres, namely hip hop. It's the right time too, considering the genre's current identity crisis, constant evolution and sense of creative flux. It currently walks a dangerous line between collapsing in on itself (like grunge), splitting off into separate and independent subsets (like heavy metal) or evolving into a transcendent and perfect form of music, that everything before it was leading up to (like crunkcore). More than it's former identify as being "lyrical thug music" hip hop has absorbed every sound and influence in its path. Atmospheric, catchy, smooth, dark, lyrical, punchy, abrasive, symphonic, progressive, adjective, tasty and so much more! Hip hop in 2013 has something for you. Now that the obligatory opening post hyperbole has been dealt with, let's get this thing going.
So, yeah. Lil B (aka The BasedGod) is just about the best thing to happen to contemporary music since Godspeed You! Black Emperor and his fans are almost as pretentious. This track is easily amongst the greatest in the past five years. Top ten, at least.