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  • Summary: OutKast's Big Boi goes solo with an album featuring guest appearances from such artists as Jamie Foxx, Janelle Monae, B.o.B., Gucci Mane, Too Short, and George Clinton.
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  1. Positive: 33 out of 33
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  1. Big Boi's lyrically on point, too, balancing cavalier wit and grown-man profundity that puts this album among Outkast's best. Your move, 3000.
  2. Though his partner is absent, this sounds and feels like another OutKast experience--a welcome one.
  3. The resulting, mercifully final product is, as you might have suspected all along, fantastic, by turns triumphant, defiant, and gleefully crass.
  4. Freed from the aesthetic demands of an odd-couple partnership, Big Boi (Antwan Patton) improves on the standard set with 2003's Speakerboxxx, an ostensibly solo work crystallized inside a double-album set, delivering a record that's rigidly focused and almost uniformly strong.
  5. Tasty cuts abound here, but Sir Lucious is most enjoyable as a complete listening experience.
  6. It's eclectic, electrifying, eccentric and more than a little bit ludicrous, but Sir Lucious's ambition is as infectious as its madness is dazzling.
  7. He's less pimp than craftsman, packing more style--and more substance--into his four-minute-long songs than other rappers deliver in an entire album.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. Jan 21, 2012
    10
    An incredible album imo, You get some of the best songs of the decade,so far. Shine Blockas is an instant classic, just bought this album, IAn incredible album imo, You get some of the best songs of the decade,so far. Shine Blockas is an instant classic, just bought this album, I had the songs downloaded, but I decided to buy it because it was that good. Best album of the decade so far. Expand
  2. Aug 25, 2011
    10
    This is the most polished album from Outkast since Aquemini - yes, it's obviously missing Andre, but it has that same dirty south hip hopThis is the most polished album from Outkast since Aquemini - yes, it's obviously missing Andre, but it has that same dirty south hip hop tradition they both spearheaded and perfected. And now it's stronger and harder-hitting than ever - the production is insanely catchy and yet complex, and there are only 2 tracks I skip over because they're not my style (Your DJ... and Follow Us are kinda weak, though not bad). Seeing as I'm the most picky music listener I know, that's quite a feat for any CD. The music and rhymes from Big Boi show him to be both a pro musician AND rapper who just loves doing what he does. That's an awesome combination, and he's come a long way since his ATLiens days. You'll be bumping this one 6 months after you buy it, and Big Boi is a musician whose music deserves to be bought, because it's truly a crime not to support music this good with your money. Expand
  3. Aug 20, 2010
    10
    A very original album which incorporates several genres to make one unique and memorable track after the next. Considering Big Boi's trackA very original album which incorporates several genres to make one unique and memorable track after the next. Considering Big Boi's track record, this should come as no surprise. I've listened to this album about two dozen times and I'm still enjoying it as much as I did on my initial listen. Great stuff! 10/10 Expand
  4. Jan 2, 2011
    9
    An awesome original and unique album by Big Boi. This is of the better hip hop albums to come out in past years. Big Boi does a grate job ofAn awesome original and unique album by Big Boi. This is of the better hip hop albums to come out in past years. Big Boi does a grate job of bringing his own vibe to this album. If you like hip hop get this cd. Expand
  5. Sep 1, 2010
    8
    It's a good album, certainly an evolution from Speakerboxx, but in may ways it's strangely homogeneous. I like it a lot, but there's no mindIt's a good album, certainly an evolution from Speakerboxx, but in may ways it's strangely homogeneous. I like it a lot, but there's no mind blowing tracks Expand
  6. Jul 18, 2014
    8
    Big Boi proves he's not simply a sidekick to André 3000 on this album. I'm not quite as high on it as most people are, though. It's heavilyBig Boi proves he's not simply a sidekick to André 3000 on this album. I'm not quite as high on it as most people are, though. It's heavily populated with guest artists, and came off as slightly repetitive content-wise. Regardless, Big Boi's lyricism is far too prevalent to continue nitpicking over details. This is a great album. ~ 8.3/10

    Best track: "Shutterbugg": The production is soooooooooooo good, courtesy of Scott Storch.
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  7. Aug 21, 2010
    3
    First. If you're an Outkast fan you need to throw out any memory or hope this album contains that magic. How do I describe this album? WhatFirst. If you're an Outkast fan you need to throw out any memory or hope this album contains that magic. How do I describe this album? What is peanut butter without jelly? Good but not as good.

    The album is an absolute onslaught of trying to get as many tracks on the radio and club play. Any hip hop fan with integrity needs to stray away from this album.

    Is this why Andre left? Because his former partner wanted to make something like this? I'm sure the stooges at MTV will think it's great. To me, nothing of substance on the album.
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