So, I really do love Big Boi. And I think “Fo Yo Sorrows,” an ode to getting high, oral sex and drawing strength from the haters, is a strong track: I like the contrasting tempos a lot, the song is funny and occasionally nasty. But man, does the guy need someone to work on some video concepts for him. First, he records this dull (visual) mess with Gucci Mane. And then, I don’t mean to hate, but you get Big Boi, George Clinton, and Too Short on a set together and all you can come up with is straight-on shots of each guy rhyming, and a little girl popping her hips?
What happened to the dude who rocked his way through a magical garage and the savannah in “The Way You Move”? I am convinced that the video for his collaboration with Janelle Monae, “Tightrope,” will bring the crazy awesome because Monae never settles for anything less. But this is weaksauce.