Atlanta’s finest turned up for this one. Organized Noize’s Ray Murray threw heat on the beat, while CeeLo Green represents Goodie Mob with a show-stopping freestyle. Meanwhile, the two stars shine like never before: Big Boi makes verbally acrobatic leaps from bar to bar between a hook worthy of its own Blaxploitation flick courtesy of Sleepy Brown.
“Intentions” is just the beginning though.
Fittingly, the genesis of this can be traced back to “The Dungeon.” Earlier this year, Big Boi and Sleepy Brown reunited for a sold out two-week tour with “The Dungeon Family.” Galvanized and inspired, they hunkered down in Stankonia Studios and crafted what would become their debut together.
The project stands out as the culmination of three decades of friendship and creativity. Outside of their collaborations, Big Boi co-founded history-making OutKast and dropped three critically acclaimed solo albums, culminating on 2018’s Boomiverse and his biggest hit the platinum-certified “All Night.” His legacy also encompassed acting including The Quad, Scream, Star, and Superfly and philanthropy with his Big Kidz Foundation. Meanwhile, Sleepy Brown’s own sterling discography boasts TLC’s “Waterfalls,” En Vogue’s “Don’t Let Go,” Ludacris’ “Saturday (Oooh! Ooooh!)” and Janelle Monae’s “I Like That” and, of course, 2006’s classic solo full-length Mr. Brown.
For as much as this project celebrates their union and marks a homecoming, it only scratches the surface of their potential together.