Let’s get this out of the way up front. Lil B is not really a good rapper by almost any metric. This piece isn’t going to be some contrarian-for-click’s-sake editorial telling you that the Based God should have a bust in between Rakim and the Dipset Weed-Carriers Wing in the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame.

Still, anyone who claims to have knowledge of hip-hop in the Internet Age has to at least partially understand the cult and appeal of The Pack’s most famous member (and all the hate his uncomfortably earnest philosophy and ideas about the role of a rapper garners from people who don’t get it).

Trying to wrap your head around an artist who has released several thousand songs since 2006 can be a daunting task. That’s why we’ve broken down Lil B opinions into various camps (like we’ve done in the past for Riff Raff and Chief Keef) that might help you decide how you feel about the #rare-est of rappers without dedicating the next few months to the cause.