- 1:25 pm - Tue, Oct 2, 2012
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Big Boi - Mama Told Me feat. Kelly Rowland…
It’s been a minute and I can’t be bothered to go on an Outkast/Big Boi listening binge, but it’s ALWAYS awesome when ‘Kast does Prince. You can all hear it too right? In fact, this may be the most obvious Prince aping ‘Kast has done to date. I suppose we have Miguel and ‘Adorn’ to blame for this latest Prince wave, but I’m mostly thankful for this development, given that Prince comprises about 70% of the 80s shit I can tolerate or actively enjoy.
It’s also nice to hear Kelly Rowland. She was always my favorite member of Destiny’s Child. Yes, men are allowed to listen to girl groups and pick favorites. Chili was my favorite in TLC, I couldn’t tell anyone apart from anyone else in En Vogue and Nokio was my favorite songstress in Dru Hill. I’ve clearly given this a lot of thought. Anyway, the only two things Kelly has done that I didn’t approve of were getting implants and that saccharine piece of shit song she did with Nelly back when the economy was kinda decent. Everything else, even the Guetta collaborations, are good money with me. Not everyone gets to achieve the status of Creole Sun Goddess, Mother to Blue Ivy and Spouse to the 2nd or 3rd Best Rapper from Brooklyn. Some of us just have to settle for being a choclatey-ier, more talented but less interesting Kelis. If you’re a female pop star and you aren’t Beyonce, then just be happy that you aren’t Keri Hilson either.
As for Big Boi, I’m glad he just keeps churning the music out. Regardless of what that other guy is up to. Big Boi stays making dope shit for the masses while the other guy keeps doing that recluse shit along with the occasional Gillette commercial and getting twice the love. I don’t get it at all, but I don’t want to start ranting about it. Yet. I just want to point out that this song is waaaaaay more danceable than that other guy’s Gillette commercial. Sir Lucious doesn’t really say much on it and as a result, kinda indicts his mom as being a woman of slight substance, but I ain’t trippin. After all, she raised the American hero known as Big Boi, so she must have done something right.
Okay. Enough of this. I think I’ll go compare this to Kelly’s other recent guest appearance (Ludacris’ ‘Representin”), then get right back to listening to Freddie Gibbs’ ‘BFK’ on a loop. My life is that simple…