I think it's time for us to stir the potLike the feelings in the bitter broadBecause you hurt a lotAnd yes I've been abroadBecause I work a lotSee we done did it all, still busting like he jerk it out, it's nothingLike riding a HuffyOr my little brother James out there slanging them puppiesSlanging superstar dick 'til she say that she love meRap's Underground Railroad, but nothing's above me, shit's lovelyWe stay blooming like a Spring BreakFlower child, Cadillac look like a cheese plateCrack a smile like a gator with his mouth closedOur crocodile's from the Nile, yeah, we copped thoseCalendar book like library got showsYou can ask my nigga Welch, these are not jokesOr you could ask for my help, I said the life boatA life raft for your rift-raft ass, I get classyLike you just got a scholarshipOr like a Waffle House waitress with a dollar tipDon't let them see you sweat, fuck all the parlor tricksBetter gone, get some gold, fuck that dollar, bihIll, Daddy Fat on the kill boyKeep the party going, never was a kill-joyI know you feel, boyThat's me in third-personSometimes I get beside myself, I call it soul searchingWords in sentences in parenthesesEverything quotable, bitch remember thisAnd take these with yaSack 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