(This is you if: You wish your mom would get off your back about Bible Study.)
To understand the love for Lil B, you need to get that a lot of what makes the rapper popular has fuck-all to do with rapping.
Lil B has won a lot of fans just by being the most single-mindedly positive human being walking the Earth. B is what would happen if a self-help book became sentient. As such, he’s the perfect role model for kids going through a tough time in their life.
These kids are reaching out for something and B is willing to give it to them in the form of a free 100-plus song mixtape. If they were religious (or had a ride to Barnes and Noble), they’d fall into the open arms of crocodile-smiling cyborg Joel Osteen or new-age cash cow Deepak Chopra. But they aren’t, so they have found solace in the upbeat attitude of a weirdo from the Bay.