A reader recommends this soulful track off a new collaborative album, Big Gram: “I’m kind of a sucker for crossover stuff like this, but even given that, I think Big Boi and Phantogram have done it really well.” How Rolling Stone covered the track:
[“Goldmine Junkie,] a tale of broken hearts and romantic devotion, finds the Outkast rapper trying out a suave croon, with singer Sarah Barthel [from Phantogram] sliding into an unexpected rap verse. … “When we were in the studio, we were trying to figure what person to put on a track and Big was like, ‘Why don’t you just rap?’” Barthel told Rolling Stone about the track. “‘Uhhh. No. that's a bad idea.’ But he talked me into it and coached me in the studio, which is strange to be rapping in front of your all-time favorite rapper.”
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