News: Lil B Snubs Retailers, Offers "I'm Gay" For Free-99

Friday, Jul 1, 2011 11:30AM

Written by Rosario Harper

West Coast rapper Lil B wants to make sure every fan gets their hands on his new I'm Gay (I'm Happy) album by offering a free download to his retail project.

Despite the album being sold in stores, Lil B has now given his fans an opportunity to support the LP for free.

"http://www.mediafire.com/?o4z4ebht1gettlh CUZ I LOVE YOU IF YOU DONT HAVE 10 DOLLERS TO BUY MY NEW PROJECT HERE IT GOES FOR FREE- Lil B," he tweeted June 30th.
"I DID THAT BECUASE I TRULY LOVE YALL AND I WANT MY SUPPORTERS TO NO I LIVE AND DO THIS FOR YALL AND SUM PEOPLE DNT HAVE $ RIGHT NOW - Lil B"
"LOVE ALWAYS - Lil B" (Lil B's Twitter)

Not only co-signed by Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco, but the Chicago emcee also reviewed his project.

"I won't carry on much longer but I did want to get to the content. Now normally reviewers delve deeply or comparatively lightly when talking about an album. They mention favorite songs or less than favorites for that matter, maybe even breaking them down and bringing finer points of production or lyrical execution to light. Well I'm not going to mess about with any of that. At the end of the day it's all opinion and one man's trash is another man's treasure. If you like it you like it if you don't you don't. The reason I give this album entrance into my "Liberation Rock" library hangs on the power and impact of just one single, solitary line uttered by Lil B in the midst of the entire work that is "I'm Gay." (Lupe Fiasco's Blog)

Yesterday, Lil B unexpectedly released the much talked about album.

A few weeks ago, the controversially titled I'm Gay LP that Lil B promised the crowd at this year's Coachella got cover art-- as well as an amended (I'm Happy) added to the album title. Now, the whole album has been released via iTunes now. Above, listen to the album's opening track, "Trapped in Prison"; below, check out the tracklist. I'm Gay (I'm Happy): 01 Trapped in Prison 02 Open Thunder Eternal Slumber 03 Game 04 Unchain Me 05 Neva Stop Me 06 Gon Be Okay 07 The Wilderness 08 I Hate Myself 09 Get It While Its Good 10 I Seen That Light 11 My Last Chance 12 1 Time Remix (Pitchfork)

He also recently broke down the concept behind its cover artwork.

"Pretty much the album cover, you see it's the three sides of the slavery, mental slavery and mental freedom at the ending where everybody is happy," B explained in an interview. "The reason why I did the I'm Gay album, I really seen that the hip-hop community is being very close-minded and very hateful, very violent...People use evil words, money, separation, stuff like that. I just wanted to make this to show words don't mean anything." (MTV)

Check out Lil B's "I'm Trapped" down below:

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