Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty Image
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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: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. 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
  2. Sep 16, 2020
    10
    An incredible debut solo album.. A must listen Hip-Hop album
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  3. 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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  4. Nov 22, 2010
    9
    The closest comparison for this albums would be a better version of B.o.B's "Adventures of Bobby Ray." It's not a class album, but it's veryThe closest comparison for this albums would be a better version of B.o.B's "Adventures of Bobby Ray." It's not a class album, but it's very good, and has no weak tracks albeit there are no excellent ones either Expand
  5. Aug 23, 2018
    9
    This album is fire. Nearly every single song is a banger and the entire album plays like a party album with super diverse production heldThis album is fire. Nearly every single song is a banger and the entire album plays like a party album with super diverse production held together by Big Boi's signature flow. Expand
  6. Aug 16, 2010
    8
    It's not as great as people say it is. it's just a good hip hop album. it certainly isn't a masterpeice..by far a great album though. TheIt's not as great as people say it is. it's just a good hip hop album. it certainly isn't a masterpeice..by far a great album though. The Metacritic scores give people the idea that the album is great. It is but certainly not a masterpeice Expand
  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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