When all is said and done, Big Boi
will go down as one of the most underrated MCs of all time. As part of Outkast, Big Boi's verses have consistently delivered on a high level, usually on par with the best rappers in the game. The problem is he's often overlooked in light of Andre 3k, his flashier, more dynamic better half. But Big Boi's flow is sharp, concentrated, and at times possessed, spazzing out brilliance with gifted, laidback ease. On Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty
, Big Boi navigates through funky, booming and otherworldly beats not so different from the majority of his Outkast resume, and is closely in line with 2003's Grammy award winning Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
. The difference here isn't merely that the spotlight isn't shared — quite the contrary — but rather the fact that, for the first time in a long time, he demands it shine on him.
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MP3: "Shutterbugg (Ft. Cutty)"
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