As an Outkast fan while I would love to hear a new project but I'll eventually get over it as Big Boi continues to grow musically and put out more solid music.
Buyer Beware: While Amazon provided this [explicit] version for $5 during a promotional "$5 This Week Only" you should be aware that the Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors (Deluxe) [Explicit] version contains 3 additional songs. 15. Higher Res [Explicit] 2:23 16. Gossip [Explicit] 4:09 17. She Said OK [Explicit] 3:57
The album has lots of jams on it and changes up the tempo and style from song to song to keep it diverse. Some of the songs sound a little too dancy, which may seem antiquated in coming years, unlike the beats from Sir Lucious Left Foot which I still listen to today. The album is definitely worth the money, but do not buy the edited version like I accidentally did.
Big Boi brings it all in this album! You still get his classic vibe and flow from songs like The Thickets and In the A, and a new age of electronic/hip-hop head nodding style. My go to songs are Objectum Sexuality, She Hates Me and Shoes For Running...especially Shoes For Running.
Ultimately, I liked his previous album better. However, I did enjoy the innovative beats, particularly his injection of the indie pop sound here and there. "Lines" is already a classic track in my opinion.
This album is outstanding. The originality is superb and Big Boi stays relevant without losing his touch. I love his choice for collaborative artistry. I still think Chico Dusty is an overall better album - but 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' is a great listen for any Outkast, Big Boi, Hip-Hop or Music fan! And, it's only $5.00!!!
I'm a big time Outkast fan and I have all their albums. Enjoyed Sir Lucious Left Foot that came out a year or two ago. This album is awesome! Big Boi goes in a new direction on several tracks this album while still catering to long time fans with bass heavy club type jams. So far I've listened to it 3 times all the way through without skipping any track. My favorite tracks on here are Raspberries, Sorry, Thom Pettie and Shoes for Running to name a few. The track "Descending" made me think for a second that Andre 3000 was on the track or at least produced it. Great work all in all by an extremely talented artist. I think Big Boi is often overlooked for his lyrical prowess. In my opinion he is just as lyrical as Andre 3000 even though most think otherwise. Highly recommended album!
This CD is the best blend of Hip Hop and modern folk. With guest appearance by Phantogram and Little Dragon, it brings a new element that is a welcomed change from today's monotone rap at is featured on the radio. With that said, there is also a mix the old Big Boi that everyone has grow up on and appreciates listening to. With additional features with Killer Mike and T.I. you get tracks that remind you that this album came straight from the ATL. All in all, it is a solid album, with a unique and enjoyably different sound that is expected from both members of Kast.