Sorry, Outkast fans! But, if you haven’t seen the tracklist for Big Boi‘s new album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, which hit stores on Tuesday, Andre 3000 did not make the cut. Prior to the album dropping, Big Boi revealed that he had tried to get Dre onto the album—and had even sent him five different tracks to rap over—but, due to contractual issues, the two couldn’t appear on VLADR together. But, don’t worry! That doesn’t mean that Big Boi didn’t call in some favors to get other dope artists onto his latest project.
In fact, there are more than a dozen artists who lent their voices to VLADR. From Big Boi’s Purple Ribbon labelmates Sleepy Brown and Scar to his fellow Atlanta rappers T.I. and Ludacris to acts like Little Dragon and Phantogram, Big Boi put together quite the collection of guests for VLADR. And, because of it, there’s a lot going on on the album. So, to help you try and make sense of it all, we picked a few of our favorite guests spots and a created a list of The 5 Best Guest Appearances On Big Boi’s Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. These guest appearances almost make up for the fact that Andre 3000 had to sit this one out.