Friday, October 1, 2010
For an artist whose hometown reputation has been in question in the wake of his Outkast career, Big Boi has recently been making his presence well-known, particularly since the release of his debut solo album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. During the past month, the Atlanta staple has opened for fellow Atlantan jam band STS9 as well as performed at The Opera. Last night concluded Big’s hometown spurt with another show at The Tabernacle.
Although the Georgia State-sponsored event only filled the Tabernacle about halfway, those who showed up saw the legendary rapper in his element. Big and company kicked off their show with a run through Outkast classics such as “Rosa Parks,” “So Fresh, So Clean” and “Ms. Jackson,” before making his way through much of Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. Vonnegut’s Kyle Lucas and Neil Garrard made an obligatory hometown guest appearance to sing their portion of “Follow Us,” while “Shutterbugg” cast a alluring spell over the one time church with its amazingly repetitive beat. But it was Big’s rendition of “Kryptonite” that seemed to resonate the loudest, as his declarative Atlanta-laced chorus and proudly worn Braves hat worn in the middle of this landmark venue seemed to put to rest any doubts about his place in this city.