Day 107: Summer’s For Music – Big Boi’s “Shoes for Running”

by Tom Noonan

It’s rare that indie-rock musicians can crossover and make legitimately strong hooks for supremely accomplished hip-hop artists.  This is one of those rare cases.  Big Boi calls on both Wavves’s Nathan Williams as well as a born again B.O.B. to stomp all over this guitar-sampling beach house that sounds something like Outkast does Best Coast.  There isn’t a lot of weight to this track, which is a good thing because a reality check might ruin the fun.  Listen below: