When it comes to Outkast it seems Andre 3000 gets all the attention. Hardly ever does Big Boi get brought up in the conversation, his efforts often overlooked by the majority of “fans” of the group.
Consider how critics compare the Speakerboxxx/The Love Below double album for proof. But go back and listen to those early Outkast albums and be surprised at how great Big Boi sounds alongside his more recognized partner.
Then once you’re done with that dive into the Big Boi Spotify playlist below, which I’ve compiled using tracks from Speakerboxxx (2003), Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (2010), and Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors (2012), among a couple of other oddities.
Bust – GhettoMusick – Daddy Fat Sax – Follow Us – The Thickets – Lines – War – Knowing – General Patton – Tangerine – Objectum Sexuality – In the A – Unhappy – Flip Flop Rock – Shine Blockas – Turns Me On – Tomb of the Boom – Reset – The Train Pt. 2 (Sir Lucious Left Foot Saves the Day) – Shutterbug – Shoes For Running – Thom Pettie – The Rooster – The Way You Move – Back up Plan – Hustle Blood – She Hates Me – Raspberries – Church – Kryptonite (I’m On It) – Fo Yo Sorrows – You Ain’t No DJ – CPU – Descending – DDT – Dirty South – Night Night – Royal Flush – Ready Set Go
Playlist features contributions from: Killer Mike, Debra Killings, Vonnegutt, Neil Garrard, Big Rube, Dax “Dirty Dr.” Rudnak, Khujo Goodie, T.I., Gucci Mane, Sleepy Brown, Cutty, Jamie Foxx, Chris Carmouche, Yelawolf, George Clinton, Too Short, Sam Chris, Pooh Bear, B.o.B., Joi, A$AP Rocky, Phantogram, Ludacris, Wavves, Little Dragon, Kid Cudi, Treie, Mouche, Scar, C-Bone, Rock D, Raekwon, Jazze Pha, Jay-Z, Backbone, Big Gipp, Cee-Lo, among others.
Beats and scratches provided by: Mr. DJ, DJ Cutmaster Swiff, Salaam Remi, Jbeatzz, Organized Noize, Scott Storch, Lil Jon, Andre 3000, DJ Aries, The Beat Bullies, Carl Mo, among others.