Big Boi gave a funky, propulsive performance of new single “Mic Jack” on Monday’s Tonight Show. The Outkast rapper spit rhymes into a gold microphone, backed by DJ scratching, a trio of vocalists (including longtime collaborator Sleepy Brown) and the Roots’ Questlove on drums.
“Boomiverse coming soon,” Big Boi declared after the performance, hyping his upcoming solo LP – his first since 2012’s Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. The rapper announced Boomiverse last week and released a pair of new tracks: “Mic Jack,” which features Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and “Kill Jill,” assisted by fellow Atlanta stars Killer Mike and Jeezy.
Big Boi hinted on social media that the record will be an all-star affair, also featuring Gucci Mane, Cee Lo Green and unreleased verses from late UGK rapper Pimp C.
Boomiverse follows Big Boi’s collaborative album with Phantogram, 2015’s Big Grams. Last year, the rapper teased a potential joint EP with Killer Mike.