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Big Boi f/ Raekwon & Andre 3000 – “Royal Flush“
from Royal Flush 12″ (Jive, 2008)
Big Boi f/ Mary J. Blige – “Something’s Gotta Give“
from Something’s Gotta Give 12″ (Jive, 2008)
Big Boi f/ Backbone – “Dubbz“
Big Boi f/ Andre 3000 – “Lookin For Ya“
from Sir Lucious Left Foot Sessions (unreleased, 2009/2010)
Big Boi – “Theme Song (Ringtone)“
Big Boi f/ Gucci Mane, Project Pat & Bun B – “Shine Blockas (Remix)”
from Sir Lucious Left Foot Billboard Bonus Tracks (Def Jam, 2010)
It’s rare that a studio outtakes post is necessary on the day of an albums release but Big Boi’s Sir Lucious Leftfoot, which drops today, has been marinating for close to three years in the Jive vaults and a lot of excess has been trimmed from the final release. Apart from the two blacked out Andre tracks, “Dubbz” feels like the only essential omission here. Backbone has an outstanding rap voice and more artists should be taking advantage of it. That poorly executed Mary J. song appears for comprehension’s sake alone. I also posted the Billboard bonus tracks because I had no idea that Billboard sold mp3s until I heard about there being Billboard-exclusive bonus tracks. “Theme Song” was originally leaked to the web last year as “Ringtone.” Buy the album wherever you can.
The double purple vinyl seems to have been pushed back to July 20th.
I put a list of the Top 25 Organized Noize productions together for Complex.com in preparation for the forthcoming VH1 Hip Hop Awards. It’s a singles driven selection, so it might seem like old hat to the initiated Dungeon fans but if arguing intangibles like whether or not “So Fresh, So Clean” is better than “Jazze Belle” is your thing then have at it. In the coming weeks we’re going to have similar lists for all the artists and labels featured at the VH1 show.