Antwon Patton, aka Big Boi, one half of the legendary hip-hop duo Outkast, goes it alone on his first (official) solo project, Sir Lucious Left-Foot: Son of Chico Dusty. The long awaited album has been rumbled about for about 5 years now has finally come to fruition.
Sir Lu is definitely a Big Boi album. His slick, quick-talking, Southern swagger is what fans know him for, and can expect on this LP. The first single “Shutterbugg” is an instant smash with a great video. Other favourites include “You Ain’t No DJ”, “Be Still”, “Shine Blockas” and “Hustle Blood” (hopefully the next single). One thing I didn’t like about the album were the skits. But I get that couldn’t be helped as most skits on records suck.
Big Boi’s lyricism is ever so tight, and his flow is uniquely laced on every track. Without a doubt, there will never be another like Big Boi. That being said, this solo project just shows how great Outkast was together, because as great as this album is, I can’t help but feel that it would be that much better with Andre 3000 on it. I realize that may not be a fair assessment considering that Sir Lou is a solid offering, but like the old saying goes, two heads are better than one. – Candice B.