Those Outkast fellas sure do have a thing for photography. Andre 3000’s breakout solo hit “Hey Ya” featured the memorable suggestion “shake it like a Polaroid picture.” Now, Andre’s partner-in-rhyme, Big Boi, is busting out with his latest single, “Shutterbugg,” a reference to — what else? — snapping pics.
“It’s basically a cut that’s all about capturing the moment, whether it be your kid’s first steps or you got a Polaroid and you with your lady somewhere,” Big Boi explained to MTV News from the Atlanta set of the song’s video. “It’s about capturing the moment and getting them good times. When you look at certain photos, it takes you back to the moment, and that’s what it’s about. It’s a funky, get-down, slap-your-sister-in-the-mouth jam.”
The track, produced by Scott Storch, is the first single from Big Boi’s revamped Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty.
“Now party people in the club, it’s time to cut a rug/ And throw your drinks in the sky just for the shutterbugs,” he raps on the hook.
Big’s long-delayed project has been in the works for three years now and has seen its release date pushed back several times. Originally slated to be released on Jive Records, Big Boi is now set to drop Sir Lucious Left Foot through Def Jam Records on July 6. Last month, Big Boi revealed that Andre 3000 would appear on three tracks on his album.
“The sound of the album is basically what you been getting from Outkast,” Big told MTV News of the collection. “Raw lyricism and the funkiest grooves you can lay your ears on.”
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