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hip_hop_reviews Review:
Big Boi-Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors

Release date: December 11, 2012

With "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors", Big Boi continued to try to venture off into experimental hip hop. Unfortunately it just doesn't sound that good here. Big Boi seems to have focused more on making his music different than enjoyable here.

The lyrics are good here, but they aren't up to par with Big Boi's usual skill level. There are a few songs on here that are on a high level lyrically ("The Thickets", "Shoes For Running"), but for the most part they're pretty weak and forgettable. Big Boi doesn't really have any specific topic throughout the album, which isn't really a problem, but when the album is this inconsistent, it can be a bit of a problem.

However, the lyrics aren't the main issue, the main issue is the music. The music here just isn't enjoyable for the most part, because as I mentioned earlier, it's primary goal is to sound trippy as opposed to sounding good. There are some great beats here, but most of the beats are average at best. Not to mention that some of these choruses are weak ("Objectum Sexuality"). There are a few standouts however. "The Thickets" is fantastic, and has a great chorus from Sleepy Brown. This song doesn't really have any specific subject matter, but it is great regardless. There are also some duds too, specifically "Raspberries". With "Raspberries", I quickly discovered that Big Boi is an atrocious singer. Literally the whole song is made up of singing, and it's just bad singing.

On the whole, this is a decent album, but it has a lot of flaws with it. The lyrics are weaker than usual, and the beats are weak as well. This is a somewhat enjoyable album, but don't have your expectations too high.
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stretch_corleone Also gotta give a Happy Born Day salute to Big Boi, one-half of mega-successful and diverse ATL hip hop duo OutKast, who turns 40 today. Much like his partner-in-rhyme André 3000, Big Boi is a uniquely dexterous, inventive and compelling lyricist that often doesn't get the recognition he deserves. In addition to seven platinum and multi-platinum-selling OutKast albums, Big Boi has put out two critically acclaimed solo albums and has appeared on releases from Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Sean "Diddy" Combs, The Game, Raheem DeVaughn and even Earth, Wind & Fire! I'm hoping and praying that there will finally be an OutKast reunion album released sometime this year. 4w

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legendswillneverdie Mama used to say take your time, well I'm a pickpocket when I design rhymes #BigBoi #OutKast #DungeonFamily #KellyRowland #DestinysChild #MamaToldMe #VLADR #ViciousLiesAndDangerousRumors 4w

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  •   verseborn Whats good? Ive seen your comments on other good music pages and realize you have great taste in music. You might like our sound as well, i'd be honored if you took a listen? Would love to know what you think about it. Thanks homie! 1mon

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cassius_rey1914 I can't go a day without jamming this album at least once everyday @therealbigboi #ViciousLiesandDangerousRumors 1mon

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goodfella614 #BigBoi #OutKast #ViciousLiesAndDangerousRumors Damn how do soo many dope albums get slept on??😑 #GladImWoke 2mon

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thevinylsolution So in middle school when I first heard #atliens if you had told me that #outcast would be co-oped by frat bros and basic bitches, I probably wouldve laughed in your face. However since that has literally happened, its kinda marginalized them in the #hiphop community and its a bummer cause they are really are (were) a super innovative group that were not afraid to take bold stylistic departures, which is for sure not something you can say about many modern hip hop acts where posturing and the "keep it street" attitude really stagnate the genre as a whole. Also #bigboi's solo records are super awesome and feature lots of collabs with groups that not many hip hop fans would expect (#phantogram, #littledragon, #wavves etc) and if you havent heard them I highly recommend you do (especially the 2nd album #viciousliesanddangerousrumors). 2mon

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legends.will.never.die 2 years ago today, Big Boi released his 2nd solo album (3rd if you count Speakerboxxx) Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors
Song playing: Apple of My Eye
#BigBoi #OutKast #DungeonFamily #ViciousLiesAndDangerousRumors #VLADR #PurpleRibbon #DefJam30
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forhiphop 2 years ago today, Big Boi released his second solo album, "Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors", on Purple Ribbon/Def Jam Recordings.

#forhiphop #justhiphop #keepithiphop #hiphophead #hiphop #bigboi #viciousliesanddangerousrumors #defjam #defjam30
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