BIG BOI: BOOMIVERSE

BIG BOI: BOOMIVERSE
I think it's time for us to stir the pot
Like the feelings in the bitter broad
Because you hurt a lot
And yes I've been abroad
Because I work a lot
See we done did it all, still busting like he jerk it out, it's nothing
Like riding a Huffy
Or my little brother James out there slanging them puppies
Slanging superstar dick 'til she say that she love me
Rap's Underground Railroad, but nothing's above me, shit's lovely
We stay blooming like a Spring Break
Flower child, Cadillac look like a cheese plate
Crack a smile like a gator with his mouth closed
Our crocodile's from the Nile, yeah, we copped those
Calendar book like library got shows
You can ask my nigga Welch, these are not jokes
Or you could ask for my help, I said the life boat
A life raft for your rift-raft ass, I get classy
Like you just got a scholarship
Or like a Waffle House waitress with a dollar tip
Don't let them see you sweat, fuck all the parlor tricks
Better gone, get some gold, fuck that dollar, bih
Ill, Daddy Fat on the kill boy
Keep the party going, never was a kill-joy
I know you feel, boy
That's me in third-person
Sometimes I get beside myself, I call it soul searching
Words in sentences in parentheses
Everything quotable, bitch remember this
And take these with ya
Sack one, sack two in ya jaw on your knees wit' ya
- Da Next Day

 

 

 

 

Big Boi dropped an album recently, and to be honest as I was scrolling through my Spotify, I almost passed it. Gave it a shrug and was just going to move on, but then I thought, "why not". I don’t want to sound like I don’t have any respect for Big Boi or OutKast for that matter, because he and Andre 3000 are icons within the hip-hop community, but I just want to keep that real. I had to check myself.

This is Big Boi’s third solo album, featuring some dope ass people, such as Big Rube, Killer Mike, Jeezy, Adam Levine, Scar, Sleepy Brown, Gucci Mane, Pimp C, Snoop Dogg, Eric Bellinger, Troze, Kurupt and Curren$y. This twelve-track album is giving some strong summer grind vibes and bounce. Big Boi is known for his eclectic taste in music and it shows. With producers, Organized Noize, Mannie Fresh and Scott Storch, they did the damn thing.  The beats just go hard, the first track Da Next Day, got me hooked, I was like OK OK OK! The track also features Big Rube with his raspy voice proclaiming, this is nothing new to him, he’s been there and done that within the game and all these other homies need to move over and stop playin.

To be honest, a lot of music that has been coming out have been “controversy” talking heavily about the events that have been going on in the United States regarding racism and police violence, this wasn’t really the case for Boomiverse, which is more of a feel-good album.  My other favorite tracks include, Kill Joy which obviously has a Kill Bill façade especially with the insert of Japanese Pop star, Hatsune Miku. The collaboration with the Japanese undertones and Killer Mike’s upbeat sound and instrumentals make this track nothing but a banger. Mic Jack, the more pop song in the album that features Adam Levine so we're not surprised if out of the tracks this is the one that pops onto radio stations. Get with It, the instrumentals on this track is screaming Cali vibes so it’s only natural that Snoop Dogg is featured on this track. Overthunk, which gives you those R&B vibes featuring Eric Bellinger and his calming voice. Not to mention, a major dance track Chocolate featuring Cali rapper, Troze and track Freakonomics, giving you that old school OutKast meets Missy Elliot vibes. Major house party tracks if you ask me! If you haven’t listen to it yet, check it out below.

 

 

Words By Tesia Pennie