Big Boi - Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors

Next month, OutKast rapper Big Boi releases his second solo album Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, and we’ve already heard a bunch of songs: “She Said OK,” “Gossip,” “Mama Told Me,” “Lines.” Apparently, though, we did not know just how far this album was going to go.

We now have the Big Boi tracklist, and it’s almost stunningly heavy on left-field indie rock collaborations. There is, for example, a track with Wavves. It’s basically impossible to imagine how a Big Boi/Wavves collab might sound, and it’s even harder to imagine it being any good. Big Boi’s track record speaks for itself, but this tracklist has just a whiff of creeping doom to it. Beyond thue Wavves thing, the album also has contributions from Little Dragon, Jai Paul, Kid Cudi, T.I., Ludacris, Bosko, and many others. There’s also a reunion with protege-turned-adversary-turned-friend Killer Mike, and three different Phantogram collabs. Phantogram: The new Andre 3000! Check out the tracklist below, and help us in trying to figure out what the hell is going on here.

01 “Ascending”
02 “The Thickets” (Feat. Sleepy Brown)
03 “Apple Of My Eye”
04 “Objectum Sexuality” (Feat. Phantogram)
05 “In The A” (Feat. T.I. & Ludacris)
06 “She Hates Me” (Feat. Kid Cudi)
07 “CPU” (Feat. Phantogram)
08 “Thom Pettie” (Feat. Little Dragon & Killer Mike)
09 “Mama Told Me” (Feat. Kelly Rowland)
10 “Lines” (Feat. A$AP Rocky & Phantogram)
11 “Shoes For Running” (Feat. B.o.B. & Wavves)
12 “Raspberries” (Feat. Mouche & Scar)
13 “Tremendous Damage” (Feat. Bosko)
14 “Descending” (Feat. Little Dragon)
15 “Higher Res” (Feat. Jai Paul & Little Dragon) (Deluxe)
16 “Gossip” (Feat. UGK & Big K.R.I.T.) (Deluxe)
17 “She Said OK” (With Theophilus London, Feat. Tre Luce) (Deluxe)

Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors is out 12/11 on Def Jam.

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Comments (4)
  1. Worst cover art ever, though.

  2. I like all the tracks gotten release so far (Mama, Lines, Gossip) except for She Said OK, thought that was not very nice… actually so bad.

  3. Alright, I’m sorry in advance but I just gotta do some venting here, and I realize this will probably be lost on most people reading this. While I really like “Lines” and until I hear it I will give Big Boi the benefit of the doubt for the rest of their appearances on the album, I kind of fucking hate Phantogram, and here’s why:

    On their mediocre debut, specifically the second song, ‘When I’m Small” they heavily (and not creatively) sample drums used on a beat on J Dilla’s classic and un-fuck-with-able album Donuts. The drums are pretty much the backbone of the beat “Geek Down,” and if it were almost any other album I wouldn’t be writing this, but thats just fucking wrong. Donuts was an extremely personal album for Dilla, something he made as he was dying in the hospital of an incurable blood disease, and is a meditation on life and the producer’s own impending death. Some jerk off indie band like Phantogram using the drums, whether they knew of the beat or not, whether they are fans of Dilla or not, is just not cool. Especially when used in such a boring, talentless way as it was. Have some respect.

    Now, I realize that A) nobody cares and B) I am probably blowing this out of proportion, but I ain’t care. Say what you will, but that album is just one of those things you just don’t fuck with as a producer.

  4. Shouldn’t be so quick to rush to judgement, Mr Breihan…wait til ya hear it…especially ‘thue Wavves thing’

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