So since I was antsy leaving the house to go to my class, I decided to grab the new OutKast album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, to listen to in the car.
It’s two single albums, one from Andre, and the other from Big Boi. I am an Andre fan to the heart. I always have been.. He is so flashy. His album is called The Love Below which I listened to tonight. So I am flying to school, literally, and after listening to “Spread” I am rocking out to “Hey Ya”… and then I hear a great lyric:
“What’s cooler than bein’ cool? ICE COLD!”
So I’m all, “hell yeah, ice cold…” right? And then I hear the best lyric on the album. This one tops it all. This is the motherfucka of all lyrics and this is the reason Andre 3000 rocks my mothafuckin world:
Shake it like a Polaroid picture…
Oh my God, I almost passed out in the car, going “hell yeah.. that is the shit!” And there I sat in my car, absorbed by these pounding beats. I was in my own little atmosphere of “Ice Cold”. I was frozen, enveloped by the sound. It was so sweet. Stankonia, their last album, was released in late 2000. I have been waiting and waiting since I first heard B.O.B. I am unsure if I will ever get above The Love Below and listen to Big Boi’s album. I am stuck. I will never be able to get out of this. I fear it will remain in my CD player for months.
And to you… yes you…
Andre says, “If you’re not the one, then you’re the prototype….”