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Album: Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (2010)
Charted: 31

Songfacts®:

  • This is a single from Outkast member Big Boi's debut solo album, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. Canadian Scott Storch, who has previously worked with Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé and 50 Cent, produced the track.
  • Big Boi told MTV News that the song is a reference to taking pictures. "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," he explained. "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."
  • In the Chris Robinson-directed music video, Big Boi is seen losing his head to a girl, rhyming on a mountain of sneakers and being backed by a band of puppets. The Atlanta rapper told MTV News about the clip: "The video concept basically accents different lines with the song," he said. "It goes with the rhymes. Chris Robinson was definitely onboard [with the concept]. What he took from the song was a lyrical, visual adventure. There's a lot of special stuff going on. He's freaking the visuals like I'm freaking the rhymes."
  • Big Boi explained to MTV News how Scott Storch came up with the beat: "I was finishing the song 'Sumethin's Gotta Give,' with Mary J. Blige. We was at Lenny Kravitz's studio, and my homeboy, who manages Yelawolf right now, was like, 'Scott Storch is looking for you. He said he got a beat he been sitting on for two years that got your name written all over it,' " the Outkast rapper recalled. "We finished the song with Mary, [Storch] came and picked us up - drop-top Phantom - drove us to his house, went in his house, went in his studio.

    This man played a song at the loudest volume I heard a song played in my life. The first song he played was 'Shutterbugg.' Man, it came on, I was just like, 'Boy, give it to me.' Took the beat, went to Atlanta, brought my band in, keyboard and guitar players, we laid a couple layers of funk on top of it. [Producer] Bosko came in and put the 'talkbox' on it, made it all the way funky."

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