Wednesday, December 22, 2010

5. Big Boi "Sir Lucious Left-foot: The Son of Chico Dusty"

Outkast is one of those rare groups that consistently puts out great stuff. However, when thinking of the group it's hard not to think of Andre 3000 first, and Big Boi second. It's not that Andre is better, it's just he's better known. Well, that might be changing, as Big Boi's SLL-F:TSoCD, is the year's best rap album. Period. It has everything you could want from an album: triumphant trunk rattlers like "General Patton," "Tangerine," and "Daddy Fat Sax," intimate slower jams ("Be Still" and "Hustle Blood") as well as pure, unadulterated hip-hop ("Shutterbugg," "Shine Blockas," and "Fo Your Sorrows"). An no matter what the environment, Big Boi destroys it with his signature rapid fire delivery. A more enjoyable and diverse hip-hop album I could not ask for.

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