Just as it’s big cousin “Int’l Players Anthem” did so well not but two years ago, Big Boi’s Hail Mary, fourth-quarter whopper “Shine Blockas” has arrived not a moment too soon, hell-bent on royally fucking up your 2009 best-of list. – Pitchfork
And royally fucked up my 2009 best-of list, it did. I believe there isn’t much to say about “Shine Blockas,” except maybe, “thank you Big Boi for giving me everything I ever wanted in a rap song.”
Big Boi has proven to be one of the most prolific MCs I’ve ever come across. Taking a break from his partner in crime, Andre 3000, Big Boi plans on releasing his debut album, Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty… eventually. But for now, listen “Shine,” it’s a killer.