You know Big Boi is incredible. You know he loves penguins and that he discovered the phenomenal Janelle MonÃ¡e and that his album Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son Of Chico Dusty comes out July 6. But did you know how well he can freestyle? (I didn't. That particular talent always blows me away. How do people think that fast?) In this clip, he riffs on the black-and-white tiles that make up the floor of the New York barber shop that serves as the setting for the latest installment of Pitchfork TV's highly stylized hip-hop series Selector. Also, in the accompanying interview, he reaffirms his abiding love for Kate Bush. "She's one of my all-time favorite artists," he says. "She's number one, Bob Marley is number two to me." Please, God, smile upon Sir Lucious' quest to go and find his fair maiden "somewhere in the Loch Ness Monster's forest in London" so Big Boi and Kate Bush can work together someday.
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010