The Bottom Line
- Fresh and funky
- Lacks the instant roar of prior OutKast hits
- Mighty "O"is the first single from OutKast's Idlewild CD.
- Big Boi and André 3000 splice 28 bars apiece.
- Mighty "O" was produced by Organized Noize.
Guide Review - OutKast - Mighty "O" (LaFace / Zomba Label Group)
André 3000 kicks off the party with a plain "mighty-ighty-ighty o" chorus, borrowed from Cab Calloway's "Minnie the Moocher." He then delves into some of his most intricate rhymes in years, addressing everyone from imitators to detractors: "You ain't a hater can't tell Either wish me well, go to hell or go to Yale / Study human behavior so that you know who the hell you dealin` with..."
Over the backdrop of urgent keys and synthetic drums courtesy of Organized Noize, Big Boi joins his brother-in-rhyme for a lyrical onslaught. First time rhyming together since "Ms. Jackson"? You barely even notice.