Big Boi

It’s not that people who know rap music don’t know that Big Boi is a talented emcee. It’s just that, unlike almost every previous conversation about OutKast—the ones that framed Andre 3000 as its soul and creative visionary—he’s finally getting his fair share of the limelight. While some might look to 2004's Speakerboxxx as Big Boi's solo debut, that actually happened this past July with Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty and its funk-saturated beats and nimble lyricism. Now the modern and wisened pimp, Big Boi's new sound is as current and stylish today as it was in 1994 when OutKast burst on to the scene. The man himself says it best: Sir Lucious Left Foot's got his best foot forward. With Neema of Unexpected Arrival, Fatal Lucciauno, DJ Swervewon. NICK FELDMAN

Sat., Oct. 23, 8 p.m., 2010

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