More than ten months after resolving legal issues holding up his new solo album, Big Boi is finally sharing his new music. The rapper and occasional ballet producer is kicking off the official promotion for his long-awaited Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty with “Shutterbugg”, a futuristic slice of funk deliciousness produced by Scott Storch, who’s back on his game after a, uh, small rough patch. See if you can keep up with Big Boi as he rides the intricate beat, speaking up for Atlanta and proving that he hasn’t lost a step.
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Yes, hours after honoring Kurt Cobain for blazing new trails in rock (really), Big Boi reminded us that when it comes to modern funk and Southern hip-hip, there may still be no one more vital than the pair better known as Outkast. Nice Soul II Soul interlude too, right? You’d better like it, because if you’re holding out for another OutKast album, you may be waiting a while. (Though you’ll surely be thrilled with “Royal Flush”, a Sir Luscious track credited to “Big Boi feat. Andre 3000″. Big Boi told Gyant TV (via Hip Hop Wired) that while he and partner Andre 3000 “have talked” about another collaboration, “we decided to wait until after my album drops [and] Dre plans to release his. Once we have done that we are going to head back to the studio to record another OutKast album.”
Riiiiiight. By then we’ll be jamming to Detox 2. But let’s not let that spoil the moment: it’s great to have Big Boi back.