Dungeon Family member Slimm Calhoun is first out of the box from Aquemini Records, Outkast's new label, with The Skinny. His hallmark is a lilting Georgian intonation and mile-a-minute flow that bears marked similarities with his mentors. The rapper's identity is smothered further by Earthtone's solid, gothic-funk production that displays but a few brief glimmers of brilliance. A full-throttled funk workout erupts out of nowhere on the chorus of "Well," then hides behind a plink-plonk keyboard motif and jangling rhythm. "Timelock" is a breezy head-bobber over which Slimm relates the day-to-day strife of a cashless life. Big Boi and Andre 3000 guest on three tracks, the former on the filthy "Why Ya Smilin" and the low-key "Dirt Work." The latter graces "It's OK" with vocoder-enhanced vocals, which sound like Lenny Kravitz minus guitar masturbation--emasculated but kind of catchy. Coherent but workmanlike, The Skinny is a quick fix of Southern-fried rap for those fiending for a follow-up to Outkast's Stankonia. But it's several helpings short of a satisfying meal.