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House Playlist: Big Boi & Theophilus London, Balam Acab, Parakeet, & More

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House Playlist: Big Boi & Theophilus London, Balam Acab, Parakeet, & More
House Playlist: Big Boi & Theophilus London, Balam Acab, Parakeet, & More

Big Boi & Theophilus London featuring Tre Luce, “She Said OK.” Big Boi remains committed to bulldogging “like them Georgetown Hoyas,” only there’s no longer anyone by his side making sure to “stimulate and activate the left and right brain.” That was my first reaction to the hook of “She Said OK,” which deadpans its way awkwardly between second- and third-person sexcapade tales. “Let me see ya titties/She said, ’Okay’/Now let me see ya pussy/She said, ’Okay.’” The slow luxuriousness of the very “Prototype” groove underneath put me off at first (to the extent that nothing sounds less sexy than something trying to sound sexy and failing), but the longer I thought about it, the more I realized something: “She” actually said nothing. This song is a hip-hop Lars and the Real Girl. Eric Henderson