"Mama Told Me"

The OutKast MC's latest single rides an electro-funk groove so spry, Prince-ly and Eighties inspired that you can practically see Molly Ringwald roller-skating to it. Big Boi sounds typically light on his feet, speed-drawling comparisons between himself, Mozart and Van Gogh, while Kelly Rowland plays airy hook girl, reciting "Mama"'s practical advice. It's neon lit pop fun – a straightforward crowd pleaser from a rap hall of famer.

From The Archives Issue 1168: October 25, 2012