Big BoiThis does not begin like your average rap song.  It starts slow with distorted groveling guitar, and then is intensified by tribal drumming and contagious snapping before finally hearing the voice of Big Boi.

The chorus is filled with dizzying layers of vocals and synth all repeating the same melody on the lyrics “shake it like a tambourine.”  I’m not sure exactly what shaking it “like a tambourine” looks like, but the chorus makes me want to learn – until then, I’ll improvise.

Tangerine was released in 2007 on Big Boi’s first solo album completely separate from Outkast titled, “Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty.”

If Outkast can’t be together, then individually Andre 3000 and Big Boi better keep making songs this inventive and catchy to distract me from my discontent.


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