Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

This is either a pretty good album or the hip hop album of the year. I can’t tell.
I’ve listened to it about a million times and hit the repeat on my favorite tracks just as many, if not more; and I’m still utterly baffled. Is this just a good album with a few solid artist collabo’s, or does Sir Lucious Left Foot deserve to be in the discussion of all time great hip hop albums. Or perhaps it’s neither and I’m just an extremist who can’t appreciate good art for what it is. I just don’t know. These are confusing times, man.

So let’s talk about what we do know.

Everyone in the world love Outkast. That is a fact. Everyone in America NOT eligible for the senior citizens discount at Denny’s has sung along to “Hey Ya” at one point or another. That is a fact. To most of the world, Andre Benjamin, aka, Andre 3000, is Outkast–Big Boi is simply “that other guy from Outkast”. That too, is a fact. And its unfortunate. But maybe not.
Maybe this whole underdog, fighter thing is what fuels Big Boi, partly, at least, and maybe its how he is able to absolutely eviscerate your “that other guy from Outkast” projections from the second you hear his voice on Sir Lucious Left Foot.

Then again, its not as if Big Boi is having to do all the heavy lifting himself. The artist collaborations are so smart they’re sensual, if that’s even possible, and the beats are so hot you’ll make ugly faces the first time you hear em.

With all of these elements in place, all we really know is that Big Boi has talented friends and an eye for artistic collaborations, and has a good ear for music.  Big Boi is dope, and he distinguishes himself effortlessly on most tracks, but Im still not quite sure if he can be more than just “that other guy from Outkast” on his own.

Track List
1. Feel Me (Intro)
2. Daddy Fat Sax
3. Turns Me On feat. Sleepy Brown & Joi
4. Follow Us feat. Vonnegutt
5. Shutterbugg feat. Cutty
6. General Patton
7. Tangerine feat. T.I. & Khujo Goodie
8. You Ain’t No DJ feat. Yelawolf
9. Hustle Blood feat. Jamie Foxx
10. Be Still feat. Janelle Monáe
11. Fo Yo Sorrows feat. George Clinton, Too Short & Sam Chris
12. Night Night feat. B.o.B & Joi
13. Shine Blockas feat. Gucci Mane
14. The Train Pt. 2 (Sir Lucious Left Foot Saves The Day) feat. Sam Chris
15. Back Up Plan

Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, reviewed by Delicious on 2010-08-12T16:25:23-07:00 rating 3.9 out of 5

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