Label: Def Jam
Reviewed by: Raa Daddy
1994 was forever ago but the last time Hip-Hop was this fresh Big Boi and his homeboy Andre Three Stacks were rookies in the game trying to carve out a small sliver of the musical meringue pie. Hip-Hop hasn’t been the same since. Outkast are now certified legends in the game and the bullshit record label politics preventing another team effort aside, Big Boi is launching his pimp ship beyond the Milky Way with his solo soliloquy, Sir Lucious Left Foot. Antwan Patton is bad-ass and this album is best left running from top to bottom. Daddy Fat Sax sets the mood right out the gate and the tracks moisten as the project progresses. Syrupy beats coupled with Big Boi’s distinct drawl make for a lethal combination on what appears to be a front runner for "album of the year". Incredible indelibles like the infectious Follow Us featuring Vonnegutt and Fo Yo Sorrows with George Clinton, Too Short and Sam Chris are testament to the ever growing appeal of one of the games most underrated soulsmiths. If you need to check your pulse, pop on Tangerine with T.I. and Khujo Goodie for an anthem aimed at big bottomed beauties. God bless ‘em all. Big Boi has always played second fiddle to his boisterous brethren but with this latest display of ill lines and funk filled fusions, Mr. Patton has kicked it up 10 notches. These days it’s rare to come across an album that has something for everyone, whether it be rhythmically, stylistically or thematically but Sir Lucious Left Foot is one of 2010’s exceptional offerings that aims to cover all bases and steal home in the process. Hop aboard the Trans DF Express and fasten your seatbelts. Stank you very much.