GA’s Most Wanted – Rd. 1, Rappers Take Aim at the Crown
Say what you will about the controversial rapper/producer, Soulja Boy but he knows how to put out hit records. Ever since catapulting to stardom in 2007 with his ubiquitous No. 1 song “Crank That (Soulja Boy),” the 19-year-old (he turns 20 on July 28) has been bombarded with critics who wrote him off as simply a one-hit wonder. Proving them wrong, he managed to pen two more Billboard mainstays with last year’s “Turn My Swag On” and “Kiss Me Thru the Phone,” and turned himself into a viable competitor. Sticking to the script that made him famous in the first place, SB maintains a close relationship with his fan base online, where he releases music regularly. His latest sing-along, “Pretty Boy Swag”—a catchy track, likely to appear on his third album, Dre,—is currently putting The A in frenzy.
Along with partner-in-rhyme Andre 3000, Big Boi is regarded as a legend in Atlanta and with good reason. Besides helping to create OutKast’s catalog of classics, the rap vet has been carrying the city on his back, and making music for his fellow ATLiens long before anyone else on the list, besides Three Stacks, of course. But despite all his accolades, Daddy Fat Sax has had a hard time putting out new material, due to turmoil at his former label Jive Records. Luckily he was able to make the move over to Def Jam and finally put out his oft-delayed sophomore solo album, Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son on Chico Dusty, which was led by the funky jam, “Shutterbug.” It’s been a while since fans have been able to hear the rapper’s distinct athletic flows, but it seems as if Big Boi hasn’t missed a step.