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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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Shine Blockas
Yeah, all the ladies say ho, all the hoes say (Ha, ha, ha) Gucci up, here we go A-town, C-post Cut masta swift down ya throat Boy stop, Sir Luscious... See the rest of the song lyrics
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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 13, 2010
    10
    One of the best rap albums in a VERY long time.

    In an industry that focuses on simple, poppish garbage that emphasizes catchiness over
    One of the best rap albums in a VERY long time.

    In an industry that focuses on simple, poppish garbage that emphasizes catchiness over quality, it is refreshing to hear half of the 'Kast deliver a stunning and fully accomplished solo album. Big Boi has delivered a monster that consists of irregular beats ranging from electro to classical that are laced with rapid fire rhymes from himself and worthy verses from guest spots.

    Although Andre 3000 is notably absent save for a track he produced, the album actually takes a much stronger stand. Big Boi has more room to express himself as an equally awesome musician. Taking it that way, Jive sort of gave a gift to Big Boi. Big OBi had been overshadowed long enough and finally gets his time to shine.

    Lyrically, Big Boi has improved miles-ahead of his previous material. He now pulls better punchlines and similes and metaphors than the simple gangsta-like rap he used to do. Even the people he chooses who from the outlook don't work well have each etched a significant place in the album. Gucci Mane usually is horrible, but he is the perfect fit on Shine Blockas. Jamie Foxx gives a soulful chorus full of pain and angst on a production by Lil Jon. Yes, the king of crunk.

    My only complaint (and this is a minor one) is that Big Boi's lyrical topics aren't varied and are solely braggadocio. Speakerboxxx featured some feel-good lyrics and some political rants. But nonetheless, Sir Lucious is a brilliant piece of work that is uncompromising and that chooses quality as the first priority.
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  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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