Big Boi's Revenge
Big Boi has crafted a surefire hit album without a single verse from his partner-in-rhyme Andre 3000. That's not a knock on Ice Cold. It's a testament to Big Boi's inventive musical acumen. Sir Lucious Left Foot summons OutKast's musical risk-taking, adventurous spirit, and rich rhymes to yield an essential addition to the duo's enviable catalog.Sir Lucious Left Foot goes further than his half of the monster Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. From the explosive blast of "General Patton'' to the elastic funk of "Shutterbugg," Big Boi tackles every beat with an inimitable flow. Guest rhymes from T.I., Gucci Mane, and Yelawolf enhance the album's sound but Big Boi remains the star of the show.
With his head in hip-hop and his heart in funk, Big Boi dunks Left Foot in a pot of thick, gooey musical gumbo. The team of producers here — Boi-1da, Khujo of Goodie Mob sounds off, Sleepy Brown — keeps Big Boi's solo debut grounded in burbly synths and dubstep madness. Those classic dark noises and harmonious choruses on early OutKast records? Yeah, that was Antwan's idea.
Andre 3000's only contribution here is on the boards. Jive blocked Big Boi's sole collaboration with his OutKast partner, a trunk-rattling summer anthem dubbed "Looking 4 Ya" (look for it right now, thank me later). Dre's absence notwithstanding, Big Boi is in peak form throughout Sir Lucious Left Foot. Underrated no more.Top Tracks
- "General Patton"
- "Follow Us"