Big Boi describes his third solo album, BOOMIVERSE, as "the restart of everything music-wise for me."
Telling us that he still has the mindset he shared with André 3000 to "never be part of the group," Big Boi pushes himself to try new things throughout the album and improve melodically alongside a stacked lineup of guests including Killer Mike, Gucci Mane, Snoop Dogg, Jeezy, Curren$y, Pimp C, and more.
Big Boi's diverse range is most striking on songs like "All Night" in which he sings over a twinkling vintage piano before transitioning into elastic bars reminiscent of his OutKast days—eventually settling into a bonfire-ready singalong over the strums of an acoustic guitar. Or, as he told Rolling Stone, "It's just another octave, me flexing my melodious voice, 'cause I do all aspects of the music. I produce. I rap. I sing. I do a bit of everything."
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