Big Boi’s long-awaited, flamboyantly-titled album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty is due next week, but as it always is in this day and age of the Internet, we’re able to hear pretty much the whole thing before its official release. The LP features more than a dozen guest artists (sadly, no Andre 3000), and we’ve got two of the most interesting collaborations behind the jump—give a listen to “Hustle Blood” featuring Jamie Foxx, and “Be Still” with Janelle Monae.[wpaudio url="http://idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/09-Hustle-Blood-feat.-Jamie-Foxx.mp3" text="Big Boi feat. Jamie Foxx - Hustle Blood" dl="0"]
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This smooth, dreamy (and even melancholy) R&B jam has Jamie Foxx rap-singing sensually in a breathy verse. “Daddy said when you hit 18 that you would never marry, but didn’t know you fell for a hustler.” The subject matter is a little depressing—the dude is singing about how he knows he’s hustling some poor girl?—but it’s incredibly catchy.
“Hey man, when’s the last time you went tea-bagging?” isn’t exactly the classiest way to introduce a track featuring the uber-classy Ms. Monae, but the rest of the midtempo, synth-assisted love song makes up for it. This is basically all Janelle’s track, crooning both the verses and the chorus, with Boi popping up now and again.
Stream the whole album over at Big Boi’s MySpace Music page, and turn those speakers up!