Big Boi – Boomiverse - 2017 Hip Hop - Blue 2LP
Big Boi – Boomiverse
Epic – 88985 44669 1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Blue & White
23 Jun 2017
A1 Da Next Day
A2 Kill Jill
A3 Mic Jack
B1 In The South
B2 Order Of Operations
B3 All Night
C1 Get Wit It
D1 Made Man
D3 Follow Deez
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Scanned): 889854466916
Barcode (Printed): 8 89854 46691 6
Pitchfork) " Everyone on Boomiverse sounds out of touch and fantastic. Snoop Dogg, Killer Mike, Kurupt—they are all leaning into the pits and crags in their voices, embracing their age as a sort of superpower. Big Rube pops up on the opening, Organized Noize-produced “Da Next Day,” and he sounds approximately six thousand years old: “True fusion only occurs at the heart of a star,” he rumbles, which is not really a sentiment for the squeaky-voiced anyway.
You can tell that Big Boi is still in love with the sound of his voice, and still fascinated by finding places it can drop into busy productions: “This type of paper just don’t fold or get thrown in the booty club, flexing/We hoody-hoo them hoes and have them glued to the section/Ain’t nothing new, that’s just us oozing perfection,” he hop-skips on “Order of Operations.” “I put the bottle down, hit the throttle, got’em now/Sodom and Gomorrah, deplorables all around my style,” goes a section on the Fresh-produced “Follow Deez.” He sounds like he’s sipping from the same fountain of youth as E-40, whose enthusiasm for his art could power city blocks.
There are a couple of moves here that land on twisted ankles: “Mic Jack,” produced by DJ Dahi and DJ Khalil, sounds like a Justin Timberlake solo cut translated from Hungarian, with bar mitzvah-worthy synthesizers, Adam Levine awkwardly crooning, “The dancefloor tells no lie,” and Big Boi proclaiming, “I build a bear before I build a bitch.” “Kill Jill” pairs a haunting little vocal sample from the virtual anime pop star Hatsune Miku with Killer Mike and Jeezy; it’s a strong cut, but it’s hard not to wince a little when Big Boi muses, out of nowhere: “They say Cosby gave them roofies/Now who know what the truth is?” It would be repugnant if it wasn’t so half-hearted; he doesn’t even have the bravery to stake out a position, he just indulges in some drunk-uncling."