If you can’t tell by the YouTube video ranking every Outkast album, we are big fans of André 3000 and Big Boi over here. So it should be no surprise that I am once again choosing an Outkast song for Song of the Week, this time being Big Boi’s “Royal Flush” featuring Raekwon and 3000. Yeah, I guess it’s not technically an Outkast song but let me indulge for a moment. Here are some thoughts about “Royal Flush”:
I wonder do people send André 3000 songs for features with an idea on long he can rap and he just doesn’t listen? “Royal Flush” is a little over three minutes and Dre’s verse is almost two minutes long.
That’s not me complaining though. The ATL legend ends the song and once again blacks out, bending and stretching words to his will. (Pause?)
“It’s cool when the kids call me Sunny, the hood calls me Stacks/The B’s call me honey, Hollywood calls me back”
Of course, 3000 is talking about his character Sunny Bridges from Class of 3000. That was a good show and basically his version of The Magic School Bus. Can we get a reboot of that? And also Freaknik: The Musicalwhile we are asking for things.
You know a rapper is talented when he raps the hokey pokey and it doesn’t come out wack.
This verse reminds me a lot of the one from Kanye West’s “Life of the Party”. That’s crazy because it’s a thirteen-year span between songs. It also shows why André 3000 is one of the great. Check out the Song of the Week below [claps hands together] BREAK!