Album review: Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumours - Big Boi
VICIOUS LIES AND DANGEROUS RUMOURS
Name-checking Tom Petty (albeit with the obligatory illiterate Thom Pettie) and inviting what seems to be the entire guest list of a British summer electro-pop festival to guest-star is hardly the super-stylee fashion expected from ‘‘the other one’’ from Outkast.
But Big Boi is rap royalty for good reason and, although the whole album comes across as a bit of a mess, he manages to carry each track and various odd interruptions from the likes of Wavves, Kelly Rowland, Phantogram and BoB with true class.
Highlights include a three-way brag-fest with TI and Ludacris and a handful of simply wonderful crossover electro tracks with Little Dragon.
As Outkast managed to remain leftfield and yet oh-so-catchy for so long, it shouldn’t be so surprising to hear Big Boi’s still got the funk to deliver such great tracks from such diverse origins.
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