Amoeba Music Berkeley Weekly Hip-Hop Top Five Chart: 07:09:10
1) The Roots How I Got Over
2) Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty
3) Nas + Damian Marley Distant Relatives
4) Eminem Recovery
(Aftermath, Interscope, Shady)
5) Drake Thank Me Later
(Cash Money Records)
Only released three days ago (July 6th), Big Boi'
s anticipated new album Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty
on Def Jam Recordings
, is already at number two on the Amoeba Music Berkeley chart. The 15 track CD also comes in a CD+DVD Deluxe Edition. The Atlanta hip-hop artist is best known as one-half of OutKast
and this is his first solo album, so expectations are high. Big Boi has morphed into his Sir Lucious Left Foot
alter ego on the new record. As DJ Inti
at Amoeba Berkeley accurately points out in the video clip below, generally it is Big Boi's more accessible (and arguably more gifted, lyrically at least) OutKast partner Andre 3000
who gets the most light shed upon him, inevitably upstaging Big Boi's more subtle talents.
Over two years in the making, Sir Lucious
was initially slated to come out on Jive Records,
Big Boi was reportedly unhappy with their marketing plan, or rather, lack thereof, and hence he switched to Def Jam. Sir Lucious
is by no means a total departure from OutKast -- in fact, not only does Andre 3000 produce a track ("You Ain't No DJ"), but also the overall sound carries that same OutKast vibe and feel, with the Dungeon Family
(including the return of Joi) fully representing on the album and featuring Organized Noize
(including Sleepy Brown,
who also does vocals) & Mr. DJ supplying some production. Others on the record include Salaam Remi
(who has worked with such artists as Nas
and the Fugees
), the Boom Boom Room
productions crew, and the hot up-and-coming producer Boi-1da
who also lent production to Drake'
s album Thank Me Later
(this week's #5 on the Amoeba chart) on the track "Best I Ever Had" (see video below).