The Rundown: Big Boi, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
"Apple of My Eye"
The album's indie-pop fascination introduces itself on "Apple of My Eye," with its guitar plucks and surf-rock drums. The hook may be full of Outkast down-home wisdom, but the uncredited voice recalls Damon Albarn of the Gorillaz' alt nonchalance. Remarkably, unlike most rap-rock digressions, it all gels here, thanks to producer and forgotten Outkast member Mr. DJ. A New Orleans brass section even blasts in at the end.