The Numbers Game (not the lame Facebook one either): Outkast Edition.
1. “So Fresh, So Clean” was one of those instant classic singles. It wasn’t overly pop-driven. It was authentic only to their fingerprints. The beat was as smooth as a straight shot of Honey Jack. Sleepy Brown’s hook was flawless. And, of course, Big and Dre had a 1.000 batting average on the track.
1.5. Speaking of Sleepy, he remains one of the most underrated hook specialists in the history of rap. “Crumblin’ ‘Erb” > most anything you or I will ever accomplish in life.
2. That dance move is one of the smoothest ever. You know which one I’m talking about, too.
3. Related to this, I fully expect Big Boi’s forthcoming solo album, Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, to be one of the highlights of the year based off what Maurice Garland has told me. Just like Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son Of Chico Dusty was in 2010.
4. I could be completely wrong, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear music like this within the next year. And by like this, I mean with Big and Dre together. Just a hunch.
5. Outkast is the greatest group of all time. Bar none.