Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot…The Son of Chico Dusty
Album of the year so far, in any genre, with a bullet.
A kaleidoscope of an album – it has the right mixture of EVERYTHING you’d want in a multi-faceted rap album. It has the signature Organized Noise and Mr. DJ sound, which means you’re getting those dense, bottom heavy, down home sonics. (I mean….I’m running through this album for the 3rd time, as I write this, and I can’t stop bobbing my head here…..and I’m at work right now. My co-worker are looking at me like…”..what’s wrong this face?” I am SUPER feeling this album.)
The other thing is the guest spots – absolute perfection, from song style to placement in the album. Every spot folds into the song’s feel. The most impressive is YelaWolf….dude is hella nice. You will be impressed with him. But even Jamie Foxx sounded hard on this. Other ATL acts get in on this: T.I., B.o.B., Sleepy Brown. You also have Janelle Monae, Cutty, Bun B, etc. Even got Gucci Mane on some tracks – and it actually makes sense to have him on them.
The last thing is Big Boi himself. For the longest time, he’s been in the shadow of Andre 3000, and with good reason quite honestly. But on this album here, he’s laying claim to being Andre’s equal. No longer just “the other guy” in Outkast, but one of the best out now, and one of the best ever. He’s always been a forceful rapper, but now he’s augment that skill with even more clever word play, and some dexterity in his flow. He’s rapping on some artistic shit now.
I cannot say enough about it – best of the year, bar none.
Videos: the first one is the hit “Shutterbugg”, and the second is two of the personal favs, “You Ain’t No DJ” feat. YelaWolf…and “General Patton”..the beat goes so damn hard….shit man.