Neither Outkast nor the Dungeon Family collective they represent are true innovators in hip-hop, particularly when it comes to the eventual takeover of Atlanta that is still in progress. Even though Andre 3000 has made more significant contributions to music over the years (ex. “Life of the Party“), As part of the Big Sleepover project, Big Boi teamed up with Organized Noize superstar Sleepy Brown for a 15-track collection that also includes contributions from other artists from Killer Mike, Kay-I, Big Rube, CeeLo Green, and Backbone.
The Big Sleepover was largely anchored by “Animalz,” a Calz Up 80 production released in November, on which the duo essentially channels a Bloodhound Gang classic with lyrics that pertain to an adults-only audience:
This is Big Boi’s fourth LP, following his third, Boomiverse, a 12-track LP that featured contributions by Gucci Mane, Adam Levine, Snoop Dogg, Jeezy, the late Eric Bellinger, Pimp C, Curren$y, and more. In 2006, Sleepy Brown released his one and only solo album, Mr. Brown, to critical acclaim.