Sir Luscious Leftfoot came out swinging, mapping Big Boi as just as fierce a rapper as he was in Outkast. Vicious Lies saw him busting genres, unsteady on new territory but a commendable experiment. Boomiverse brings the overriding sensibilities of those two records together: eclectic production (Mic Jack) and vintage jams (Order of Operations) carried by the unmistakeable flow of Atlanta’s greatest. He even finds time for feelgood rap (All Night) only to get melancholy two tracks later (Overthunk). Big Boi might never return to the electric vigour of his debut solo record, but for an era of rap where all traditions are up for debate, Boomiverse commands the floor.
Boomiverse is out now via Sony.