“I need another lover like I need another hole on the side of my temple forever blowed…like brains & eardrums that they have flowed…got me runnin for my life I suppose…(Run For Your Life)”
Big Grams have just released their debut self-titled EP. For those unfamiliar, Big Grams is a super group composed of rap legend Big Boi & Indie Pop group Phantogram. You might think it’s an odd pairing, but it works oh so well.
Having not heard much from the group my expectations were not very high. I listened to it because Big Boi. However, no sooner than the music came in & Big Boi began to rap did I realize that it was a match made in heaven. It gave me a slight kick of Southernplayalisticcadillacmusik & Speakerboxx/The Love Below, though obviously not quite that good, as well as a bit of the music from Idlewild. Most other rappers may not be able to flow over these electronic, slightly Alternative Rock beats, but as we know by now Big Boi is not most rappers.
The songs are some definite headbangers. I made the “damn this is good” face on at least half of the EP. Phantogram, Skrillex & 9th Wonder killed the production. In spite of the singing & different kind of vibe, it is decidedly Hip Hop. Big Boi brought all of his Atlanta swag on these tracks. The only other appearance on the EP is from Run The Jewels. It is a clash of worlds in the best way possible. I like it all, but the last 4 tracks are incredible.
Big Grams on iTunes & available everywhere now. They even have their own game. Check out the track Goldmine Junkie below: