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Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors @bigboi

Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, Big Boi 2012

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The influence of electronic music on hip hop is overlooked for whatever reason.  The combination of funk, electronica and soul in Big Boi's latest album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors is a great combination of the many different faces Big Boi, the Outkast co-star.  He mixes in crunk/southern hip hop with the classic lyricism known from Outkast with the electro funk that tends to prevent albums like this from blowing up.  A quick side note......Chris Carmouche is all over the credits and I'll definitely be familiarizing myself with his music.

Of course when a veteran like Big Boi puts together a project, you can expect some featured big names.  Sleepy Brown, Phantogram, T.I., Ludacris, Kid Cudi, Little Dragon, Killer Mike, Kelly Rowland, A$AP Rocky, B.o.B among others all make appearances.  There are a lot of different styles that all fit within the overall sound of the album.  There's something for everyone.....

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