Okay Big Boi, We’re Ready
Big Boi’s second solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, is out TOMORROW and we just want to sleep from right now until that moment so it’ll get here faster. (Thanks, Grandpa Bill, for the lesson in “The Best Things About Naps.”) You’ve already heard the album’s monstrous banger, “In The A,” featuring T.I. and Luda, he’s released another single with Kid Cudi (he of “Day ‘N’ Nite“), and today you can hear his collaboration with Jai Paul and Little Dragon on “Higher Res.” Be most grateful for this latest track not because it’s great — it’s “meh” — but because it provides an excuse to reintroduce you to Jai Paul’s perfectly lyric-ed, sultrily voiced, laser-gun and fart-noise laden debut single, “BTSTU.” Contains some swears, but they’re absolutely necessary.
Also, I was talking about being excited for this album at a party the other day and someone said “Who is Big Boi?” and it threw me for such a loop that for a second I thought I’d literally lost my mind and maybe I’d mixed up this rapper’s name with the restaurant chain or something, but then I Googled him on my phone to be sure I wasn’t having a stroke and everything was okay.