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CD Review: Big Boi 

Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (Def Jam)

On his first solo album (no, his half of the Speakerboxxx/The Love Below project with OutKast partner André 3000 doesn't count), Big Boi is up to his old tricks: rhyming a mile a minute, playing pimpadelic ringmaster, and pulling together a tsunami of sounds from top beatmakers. From the sweaty '70s funk of the opening "Feel Me" to "Back Up Plan"'s street party to the bubbly synths in "Shutterbugg," Big Boi swathes Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty in thick bass and even thicker flow. There are times where André's outer-space vibe is missed, but the tag-team rounds in "Turns Me On" and "Tangerine" open up the occasionally insular record. Sir Lucious doesn't transcend or even offer anything new to hip-hop, but it'll keep heads nodding until the next OutKast album drops. Michael Gallucci

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