Album Review: Boomiverse by Big Boi
Big Boi really surprised me with this project. At the age of 42 many artists sound dated and stuck in their past eras but I didn't get that feel at all on here. From the production to the features to the rapping it all sounded fairly modern. The southern flow Big Boi has mastered is refreshing to hear since many southern artists currently are trappers with the exception of guys like Killer Mike who makes 3 appearances on here. There weren't really specific messages or subject matter on this project but Big Boi gives us exceptional wordplay and metaphors on every verse proving his elite MC skills. Kill Jill and In The South were two examples of Big Boi utilizing modern beats and even trap sounds. Hearing a lyricist over this production was a nice change of pace. We got some experimental songs on here that worked very well in All Night and Chocolate. All Night we see the singing Big Boi and this track is just so up beat and happy. Yachty could learn a lot from this song on how to make a happy and technically proficient track. Chocolate was a club anthem type of song that used an interesting metaphor between candy and women throughout. I also can't fail to recognize that Eric Bellinger's hooks on this album were 🔥. He gives us an extremely catchy sing along chorus on Order of Operations which was easily my favorite track. It may also have the best message as Big Boi explains the importance of using your money in smart ways instead of blowing it on unnecessary purchases. I found this album to be one of the more consistent albums of the year with solid track after solid track and only one that I didn't care for, that being Mic Jack. Besides that Boomiverse is a great showing of the talent and sound the South has to offer and has been delivering for quite some time. Big Boi definitley impressed me on here and I'll be keeping this album in my rotation for quite a while.
Best Tracks: Order of Operations, In The South, All Night, Kill Jill
Worst Tracks: Mic Jack, Freakonomics
Overall Rating: 8.4/10