I haven’t heard Big Boi’s Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors but it seems like several people around me have had the honor. Each one’s opinion holds a bit of weight and I respect it, so when they say “Big’s album is pretty darn fantastic” I tend to believe them until I hear something different.
For today, we get another one of Sir Lucious’ genre-bending gems in the form of “Lines,” which features A$AP Rocky and indie-pop duo Phantogram. And where “Mama Told Me” fell a little short on the funk, “Lines” does not. It’s full of verve, A$AP’s swag, Big’s signature twang-tinged delivery and dreamy vocals from Phantogram.