Big Boi has been in search of the chemistry he found with Andre 3000 in Outkast for years now, and his latest venture with Phantogram, though unexpected, is a surprisingly great partnership. These songs are reminiscent of Kimbra’s highly-underrated 2014 album The Golden Echo — complicated, sparkling pop with a backbone of funk. Or maybe that’s just because the best track off that album was called “Goldmine” and the latest from Phantogram x Big Boi aka Big Grams is called “Goldmine Junkie.” Obviously, Big Boi brings an element of classic Southern rap to the project that’s impossible to emulate. It’s worth listening just for totally poetic lines from him like “Banana dick on deck / She goes gorilla.” Listen to the new one below and also check out their previously released “Fell In The Sun” and “Lights On.”
Big Grams is out 9/25 on Epic.