B.O.B. And Andre 3000, "Play The Guitar"; Big Boi And Little Dragon, "Mama Told Me"

Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley, have you heard? B.O.B. made a song that’s not for the birds. I am surprised. I strongly dislike pretty much every song I’ve ever heard by B.O.B. But this is great — and made much, much better, of course, by a routinely phenomenal guest verse from Andre 3000. (Who’s gearing up to play the guitar like the greatest guitarist who ever played the guitar in the Jimi Hendrix biopic, All Is By My Side.) Also sounding great upon first listen, a new song from Andre’s Outkast partner Big Boi. This one, which will be on Big Boi’s upcoming album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, features the Swedish electronica band Little Dragon — which allows for a nice, dorky D&D; joke, since Outkast’s Atlanta-based music collective is known as The Dungeon Family.

It’s called “Mama Told Me,” and Big Boi joined Little Dragon onstage Tuesday in Austin, Texas to perform it live.