by Bill Forman
This has been an amazing month for R&B/hip-hop heavyweights making triumphant returns. Last Tuesday, it was The Roots' long-awaited How I Got Over as well as a brilliant new album from Macy Gray called The Sellout.
Now it’s time for Big Boi. Although the new album from the hip-hop half of Outkast won’t be released until July 6, he’s streaming all 15 tracks right here, right now.
Titled Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty — your guess is as good as ours — it comes with guest appearances from the likes of Janelle Monae, T.I., Yelawolf, George Clinton, B.o.B. and Jamie Foxx. (Sorry, no Andre 3000 due to contractual difficulties.)
Click below for an interview with Big Boi himself on the new album and the future of Outkast. Then scroll down further to watch the video for the first single, “Shutterbugg,” which pays homage to funky forefathers ranging from The System to Soul II Soul (with a healthy dose of Zapp-style vocoder along the way).