Review Roundup: Big Boi – ‘Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty’

Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

Big Boi rides solo on his long-awaited debut album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, featuring appearances from T.I., Janelle Monáe, Jamie Foxx, Gucci Mane, and more. Did the critics embrace the OutKast rapper’s first stand-alone project without his other half André 3000? Find out below.

Entertainment Weekly: Big Boi summons the restless risk-taking spirit of OutKast’s most essential work, yielding a richer set than his half of their 2003 double album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. A-

USA Today: Big Boi proves more than capable of shouldering this excellent and eclectic project himself. He gets plenty of help from his fellow ATLiens and other friends: T.I., George Clinton, Organized Noize, Gucci Mane, B.o.B, Sleepy Brown, and Jamie Foxx. It’s his dexterous flow, however, over everything from symphonic strings to smooth R&B to space-age electronica, that makes him the life of the party. 3.5 out of 4

Los Angeles Times: Tasty cuts abound here, but Sir Lucious is most enjoyable as a complete listening experience. Big Boi shows off his quick thinking throughout on rhymes that don’t tell stories as much as entertain with consistent wit, the way a real raconteur does during a hazy summer back-porch hang. 3.5 out of 4

Rolling Stone: Big Boi’s first official solo album is a stunning reminder of the OutKast rapper’s hall-of-fame skills. … 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. 3.5 out of 5

The Washington Post: The credit often goes to Andre 3000, the duo’s splashier half, but while OutKast remains on extended hiatus, the intensity of Big Boi’s solo outing should silence anyone who’s ever questioned his contribution to the group.

Rap-Up’s Favorite Tracks: “Follow Us,” “Shutterbugg,” “Tangerine,” “Fo Yo Sorrows”

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11 Comments

  1. ...

    one of the best albums of the year, regardless of genre. probably top 3-4 hip hop album. insane flow. “be still” is my jam.

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  2. Dave

    I agree with the person above me. I listened to the preview via Billboard last week, his shit is on point!!! Just got it this morning. GO GET IT, U WON’T REGRET IT!

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  3. Sam

    Word to the two above me. I gave it a listen out of curiosity and every track is banging. Like the critics I always thought Outkast was 90% Andre 3000 – this proves otherwise.

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  4. curcuit love

    Def agree with everyone above me…dis album is out of dis world dare i say it better dhan eminems…but come time for grammy nominations dis album might jus be overlooked

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  5. LAD

    I’m going to get just to see if the shit is worth it!

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  6. TRINITY

    i agree with everyone in here the album is wayyy too raw! ima go out any actually buy it!

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  7. Kwas

    This album should be studied by anyone who even wants to attempt to do this. Classic.

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  8. Sunny

    this is easily one of the best albums all year. the only song i dont like is general patton but thats just me, it aint really my style. every other song is fire. i especially like the train, be still, hustle blood, daddy fat sax…hell they are all great.

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  9. MiamiGurl920

    I can tell that this is gon’ be a really great album in sales. i hope big boi gets a grammy nomination and wins a grammy off this album, he’s one of the best rappers in our genre!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. humberto

    I love Daddy Fat Sax, Shutterbug, Tangerine and You ain’t no DJ

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  11. dc84

    Everyone’s talking about Eminem finding a new gear on Recovery, but Big Boi has clearly evolved and he put some serious work in on this. What an album!

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