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Big Boi streams his new album, drops "Mix Tape For Dummies"

July 2, 2010 | 10:38 am

Big-boi-mix-tape-for-dummies-cover1Up until this point, Big Boi, a.k.a. Daddy Fat Sacks, a.k.a. General Patton, has been best known for being one half of Outkast. But the release of his forthcoming "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty" ushers in a new phase in his career: one of the finest solo artists in rap music.

Following a trying three-year ordeal with repeated release date postponements and a switch from Jive to Def Jam, his first official solo record is currently streaming on Myspace and finally hits stores Tuesday. The finished product was well worth the wait -- a fat slab of back-breaking modern funk -- a different iteration than that of Dam-Funk, but with all the post-Zapp signifiers: vocoders, rainbow synths, with clapping drums that knock like the best Southern rap.

It's not an Outkast record, it's a Big Boi record: lush, bright and deliriously funky. In a major label rap environment plagued by awkward commercial compromises and mediocrity, this is the rare release worth rewarding with your wallet. But for those looking for a free lunch, Big Boi is giving away his "Mix Tape for Dummies: Guide to Global Domination" , a career retrospective including new tracks from "Sir Lucious Left Foot." 

Tracklist below the jump.


01 Mix Tape for Dummies Intro

02 Playa's Ball

03 Benz or Beamer

04 Dirty South

05 Royal Flush

06 ATLiens

07 Shutterbugg

08 Throw Ya Hands Up

09 Cruisin' in the ATL Skit

10 Hootie Hoo

11 Hood Figga

12 D-Boy Skit

13 So Hood

14 Kryptonite

15 B.O.B.

16 Ghetto Music

17 The Way You Move

18 Henry Welch and Lil Rod Skit

19 Hold Up [ft. Chris Brown]

20 Record Store Skit

21 Love in Your Mouth

22 So Fresh, So Clean

23 85

24 Elevators

25 And I Luv U

26 Tell C-Bone

27 She Got a Friend

28 Gangsta [Shhh]

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