"Lines"

There's not much Dirty South in the new Big Boi single. "Lines" finds the Southern rap titan (with guests A$AP Rocky and the indie duo Phantogram) lashed by the same chill wind that howls through songs by Canadian hip-hop revisionists Drake and the Weeknd. The beat is turbulent and psychedelic, full of moaning synths and tolling piano chords; Big Boi's rhymes mix religious testimony with the usual fleet boasts and taunts: "Received the word, and it molded me like Play-Doh/We don't play, though."

Listen to "Lines":

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