Big Boi - Boomiverse
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2017 Ratings: #484 / 668
User Score
Based on 59 ratings
2017 Ratings: #399
June 16, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Epic / Label
Hip Hop / Genres / Website
Your Review


The album is far from the work of a legend resting on his laurels; instead, its inventive and genuinely fun sound makes a compelling case for why, 20 years after his debut, we should still be paying attention to Big Boi.

Big Boi continues to reinvent himself, and the Boomiverse signifies something of a new start. And while new beginnings aren't without their flaws, Big Boi's lyrical prowess and effortless delivery provide the thread that link the old Big Boi universe to this, the Boomiverse.


On past projects he has been comfortable sticking to a script he’s outlined for himself but here, he operates without rules. He isn’t bound by tempo, theme, style or even genre for that matter. All that appears to matter to Big Boi on Boomiverse is making good music that players can still bump in their Cadillacs.


Boomiverse doesn’t have the same freewheeling, blitzkrieg energy as Sir Lucious, but it reestablishes Big Boi as a dependable record maker who will always make music worth checking for, no matter what else is going on around him.


Laced with complex rhyme styles and diverse lyrical content ‘Boomiverse’ is a welcomed return for Daddy Fat Sacks.


He and his collaborators ... don't seem all that concerned about the album's place in contemporary rap, and it's all the better for it.


While there are moments on Boomiverse that reminds you of who you’re listening to, the lows are painful and distracting, to say the least.


‘Boomiverse’ won’t be remembered as Big Boi’s finest moment, but that’s more a testament to a fine career than anything else.

Northern Transmissions

There’s still plenty to like here, and underwhelming Big Boi is still enjoyable: he can phone it in and still sound better than half of the MCs in the game. But for an artist capable of so much more, Boomiverse can’t help but feel a little disappointing.

The Guardian

Following 2015’s collaboration album with Phantogram comes a new solo record that throws bold flavours into the pot but ends up absent of subtlety and distinction.

The Independent

OutKast alumnus Antwan “Big Boi” Patton doesn’t make that many records these days, but when he does, it’s a pleasure to hear him ignoring transient trends in favour of tried and trusted, old-school ways.

A.V. Club

On his third solo record, Boomiverse, Big Boi chooses a path of cheerful irrelevance. The only possible thing to say about it is that you will like it if you like his other solo records and would also like a third album exactly like them.

Consequence of Sound

The problem is that the wins just do not happen enough. The obvious gaps between standout cuts will likely prove problematic for anyone interesting in listening to the album without skipping tracks.

Jun 16, 2017*
FAVORITE TRACKS: Da Next Day, Kill Jill, Mic Jack, In the South, Order of Operations, & Get Wit It

LEAST FAVORITE: Overthunk, Chocolate, & Freakanomics
Jun 19, 2017
While Kill Jill, In the South, Made Man, Follow Deez are great tracks, the rest is very mediocre, some songs (Freakanomics, All Night, Chocolate) are even downright annoying
Feb 1, 2018
Dec 8, 2017
In The South
Nov 21, 2017
An album that's hard to hit any specific fan as worthy of front to back play, is a testament to the wide variety of music on the album. A quick skim of user and critic reviews show the stark differences that fans have to his styles. While personally, the foundation of trap music stars like Gucci Mane and Jeezy sound rough and crass against hard hitting trap beats, there is no doubt that the album is a tribute to the long history of the Atlanta rap scene and why its at the forefront of music ... read more
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Track List
  1. Da Next Day (feat. Big Rube)
  2. Kill Jill (feat. Killer Mike & Jeezy)
  3. Mic Jack (feat. Adam Levine, Scar & Sleepy Brown)
  4. In the South (feat. Gucci Mane & Pimp C)
  5. Order of Operations
  6. All Night
  7. Get Wit It (feat. Snoop Dogg)
  8. Overthunk (feat. Eric Bellinger)
  9. Chocolate (feat. Trozé)
  10. Made Man (feat. Killer Mike & Kurupt)
  11. Freakanomics
  12. Follow Deez (feat. Curren$y & Killer Mike)
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, ScHooly

Added on: May 24, 2017