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Friday
Oct052012

Review: Big Boi - "Mama Told Me" ft. Kelly Rowland

Big Boi Mama Told Me

The latest track taken from Big Boi's upcoming second solo LP Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors safely beats out any of the effort's preceding singles -- the erratic "Gossip" and the hard-to-take-seriously "She Said Ok" -- but doesn't go without its own flaws.

Nothing in particular is "bad", at least in terms of the usual breakdown: lyrics, delivery, production, etc. In fact, Antwan succeeds at finding a viable hook, avoiding cheap lyrics and then throwing them over a well-manicured pop beat. The only flaw with "Mama Told Me" is its lack of ability to excel at any or all of the previously mentioned aspects. The result is an above-average party mix placeholder that will probably find itself out of the rotation sooner rather than later.

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