Neptune Theatre University District
Sat Oct 19, 9 pm All Ages
Recommended by Leilani Polk
Big Boi’s post-Outkast career has seen the ATL rapper with the effortless flow—which can be syrupy or serpentine, his rhymes fun, upbeat, and always clever—release three high-quality solo LPs and a collab, beginning with his fantastic debut, 2010’s Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (see: “Back Up Plan,” “Turns Me On,” “Shutterbugg,” “Hustle Blood,” etc.). Then came 2012’s Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors (a sexy, groovy outing that cemented his creative relationship with Phantogram and prompted their co-project, Big Grams, in 2015), and most recently and probably most pop-catchily, Boomiverse (2017); one of its finest tracks, the oddly-paced, keys-fueled good time that is “All Night,” was Big Boi’s highest charter as a solo artist to date. He lands in town shortly after dropping “Intentions,” a smooth electro-funk joint with CeeLo Green and Sleepy Brown that’s the first single off Big Boi’s upcoming collaborative album with the latter, Big Sleepover, due out sometime next year.