Big Boi, half of OutKast opposite of Andre 3000, is the more chill, down to Earth one of the duo. Andre typically gets most of the attention out of group (3000 wrote their overly popular hit ‘Hey Ya’) but with Big Boi releasing his first solo album earlier this year with very positive acclaim, it has given him a chance to be featured in the spotlight. The album, entitled “Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty,” features straight up good hip hop with soft funk influence and some heavy dubstep edge. It is mainstream rap that indie fans could appreciate.
The Showbox Sodo, as a hip hop venue, immediately sets the vibe of a back door show, where anything could potentially happen. The Seattle crowd plays it chill though, either being respectful or just shy; the performers had to really entice the sold out crowd to make noise. But everyone was getting down, dancing and showing their moves. Drifts of pot smoke lingered in the air throughout the set. Everyone got pumped for Big Boi’s new material, songs like ‘Tangerine’ and ‘Hustle Blood’ but also got hyped when he played old hits like ‘Miss Jackson’.
Overall, a real good time.