Two of my favorite artists have clashed for Big Boi’s new album — Big Boi of course, and Little Dragon. They collaborated on a new song that will appear on Big Boi’s sophomore album Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, which is apparently slated for delivery to the masses on November 13th.
This song — I like it. Do I love it? No. However, I think the live treatment + it being the first time I have heard it may have stolen some of the “oomph” of the song upon impact. Big Boi stays being an engaging rapper, but I feel like his first solo joint wasn’t commercially received like we all expected — not sure about the critics. Fan of Outkast may jibe with this song however, and Little Dragon bring a nice downtempo, understated funk to Big Boi’s slight hint of Southern drawl.
I think I will hold out final comments until I actually hear the recorded version. Big Boi’s other singles (street or whatever) have all been pretty interesting LOL. “Gossip” and ESPECIALLY “She Said OK”. Big Boi is a ham.
Sidenote: I went to the vitaminwater #Uncapped event here in Portland that featured Kendrick Lamar & Best Coast. ‘Twas dope!