No fanfare, no media hype, nothing but a few announcements under 140 characters.
Last night Lil B released the album titled I'm Gay on iTunes, calling it a "historical project" and endorsing fans to "be the first!" on Twitter.
We supposed it is historical; after the Berkeley-born rapper announced in April that he was using that album title, he started getting death threats (such as, "I'm gonna bash your head in," "you fa**ot," and 'I'm gonna kill you.").
He was then forced to clarify the statement on MTV:
"I'm very gay, but I love women. I'm not attracted to men in any way. I've never been attracted to a man in my life. But yes I am gay, I'm so happy. I'm a gay, heterosexual male...I got major love for the gay and lesbian community, and I just want to push less separation and that's why I'm doing it."
Since its been out (it was released at around 8 p.m. PT), fans have been pissing all over themselves with exclamations of just how great it is. Derek Vektroid said, "
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Oscar Shaw II compared it to Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator's major label debut: "pissed im gay isnt a major label album with ads n shit u wont even sell as much as Goblin man and i love odd future but damn based god wtf yo u payed ur dues for so many years. im stunned. i bought it tho. and this come up will be worth it man im so happy you are humble with no expectations man God Bless."
Does it live up to the hype? Buy the album on iTunes and check it out for yourself.