Big Boi - Ringtone

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I love Outkast. I first fell in love with them when I heard Stankonia. At the time, Stank was the first bit of Outkast I'd ever heard, but now that I think about it, it is rate for an established, respected, and indeed, trill group like Outkast to release an album so bold, so confrontation, and yes, "So Fresh, So Clean," simply because they have so much to lose. Since Stankonia, I've been a hardcore Outkast fanboy, and even though they go astray sometimes (Idlewild).

As a fan, I am keen on following their solo efforts. In this case, Big Boi's forthcoming Sir Luscious Leftfoot (which may top Beyonce/Sasha Fierce for the best album named after an alter-ego). While we've been listening to tracks off the album for quite a while, a new song leaked yesterday. "Ringtone" is... interesting. I like it, I do. It's just a tough listen at first. Very, made for radio. The vocoder isn't as annoying as it could have been — I give it that. I expected more from half of Outkast. But it's okay though, Andre 3000 has always been my favorite of the two.

Oh, and I also have good news: 2009 will welcome, not only a new Big Boi album, but also new Andre 3k AND Outkast albums. Fuck yes. Preview "Ringtone" below:

Big Boi - Ringtone