The Rundown: Big Boi, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
"Lines" feat. ASAP Rocky & Phantogram
Big Boi links back up with old Dungeon Family production swamis Organized Noize here, but the results aren't what you'd expect, thanks mostly to Berthal's most haunting performance on the entire album, light years away from ATLiens redux. ASAP Rocky's opening verse invites you in, but the musical digressions — from the hook, to the double-time tempo switch at the end, to the atmospheric closing — are the best example of Big Boi and his collaborators' near-constant attempts to surprise listeners and take songs to new places.
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