Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Apple of My Eye

Song: Apple of My Eye
Artist: Big Boi
Album: Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors

Been enjoying this odd Hip Hop-meets-Indie sophomore record by OutKast's Big Boi.  The album is quite the hybrid, and while it does come across as a little cluttered, that may be the point.  The album includes collaborations and guest appearances by A$AP Rocky, B.o.B., Phantogram, Sleep Brown, Little Dragon, Ludacris, T.I., Kid Cudi, Kelly Rowland and the list goes on... (and on)

The production is pretty amazing, and as you'd image... pretty diverse.  I immediately loved "Apple of My Eye," which oddly is the one track on the album without a feature.  But it's also followed by the enchanting Phantogram-assisted "Objectum Sexuality," and the T.I./Ludacris added big beat of "In the A."  Pretty amazing.

A reminder that OutKast, the band, was one of the most forward thinking Hip Hop acts in the game.  While it's a drag that they have't reunited for a new record, Andre 3000 seems to be out of the game, more interested in one-off collab's or his acting career.  No worries though, Big Boi is still keeping it on.


Apple of My Eye
Objectum Sexuality
Mama Told Me

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