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

Posted by Oak Jones on July 15, 2010

It’s crazy, because 1994 truly seems like a lifetime ago. The genre of hip-hop was entering a new age; a period of enlightenment so to speak. Up north, the city of New York produced arguably the greatest group and lyricist ever (The Wu-Tang Clan and NaS, respectively..) in the same year. The Westcoast was at the top of the rap game; with Death Row ushering in artists like 2Pac, Snoop and Dre who stand tall in the genre, even to this day. The South however, was still the forgetten region. An area of the United States the held a plethora of talent, but with no vehicle in order to let it’s voice be heard. At the time, the Houston-based Rap-A-Lot imprint was at the forefront of southern hip-hop, but little did the nation know it would be Atlanta that would step into the spotlight for years to come.

Antwan “Big Boi” Patton and Andre “3000” Benjamin comprised of the duo that we all know as OutKast. Since ’94, OutKast has become one the most successful groups of all time. After 25M records, six Grammy Awards, and 16 years in the grind; Big Boi finally releases his solo debut to the masses… entitled Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. This album consists of 15 cuts (sadly with no 3000 in the mix) with a variety of production. Regulars such as Organized Noise and Lil’ Jon add that essential southern flavor to the LP while Salaam Remi and Scott Storch incoporate their more mainstream sound; but either way it’s an amazing combination. General Patton keeps that old ‘Kast feel to the album while displaying his lyrical dexterity, letting fans and haters alike know that he hasn’t lost a step.

The mixture of G-Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop and blues that we’ve come to know so well holds it’s place on the album, while staying true to the Southernplayalisticsoutherncadillacmuzik era that made them household name to most people below the Mason-Dixon line. The tracks such as “Shutterbugg” and “Follow Us” (featuring Vonnegutt) are commerical hits, and still remain songs that only Big Boi would be able to do justice to. Jamie Foxx makes an appearance on “Huste Blood”, where his voice melodically rides the guitar riffs of Lil’ Jon’s production. A suprise track on Sir Lucious Left Foot is his duet with the lovely Jonelle Monae called “Be Still”. Also, be on the lookout for T.I., Khujo, B.o.B. and Gucci Mane to give that quintessential ATL feel to album. The two bonus tracks, which include “Them Song” and the remix to “Shine Blockas” give the CD a nice wrap-up. (Oh, look for a pleasant suprise on the final cut..)

All-in-all, Big Boi follows a similiar pattern that we’re all used to, but with a twist that doesn’t alienate any of his old listeners. Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty is a very cohesive album that will not disappoint. So, my advice to you all is that if you haven’t bought the album yet, do yourself a favor and buy this CD full of great material and years of labor. With tomorrow marking my date of birth, y’all can do me a favor and check out the rest of the site… it has a hell of a lot to offer. Until then, y’all be safe.

– Oak

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One Response to “(Review) Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty”

  1. Michelle said

    Now this is something you don’t see everyday.
    Classy and sexy at the same time.
    Very lovely model!

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