Big Boi Battles Ben Bernanke In Blender Mag Freestyle
Andre 3000s partner in crime and other half of OutKast, Big Boi [click to read] is also looking to drop a solo album this year. After announcing in 07 that he would be releasing the work, titled Sir Luscious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty, this year [click to read], fans have been anxiously waiting. Unlike 2003s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, the two solo albums will not be packaged together.
Although Andre and Big Boi have chosen to make OutKast a second priority in order to focus on their solo endeavors, fans can be sure that the duo will be working together again in due time. When asked by Blender [click to read] about the future of OutKast, Big Boi assured, Im cranking out some things for OutKast so when Dres ready to go with that, well have ideas. Im putting out my solo record. Hell put out his, and then well put out another OutKast record.
Big Boi also talked about the current economic recession, saying that the crisis has inspired him to speak his mind. Challenged by Blender to freestyle about the present social conditions, he spit this:
"I guess Ben Bernanke, hes been kind of slacking
'Cause people are not getting gas right now and theyre acting
Kind of crazy
They go to the pumps and the cashiers are lazy
They cant get gas and then they say maybe
Maybe Ill might just go up and stick up a gas truck
Put something in his mouth and then make him get his ass up
Out the truck
Then I drop off loads of gas to every neighborhood
My name is the B.I.G., the B.O.I. I do all good
And sometimes I do all great
Cuz its never too late
You got to speak out and you gotta let you voice be heard
If not, you wont be able to put gas in your Thunderbird, ya hear?"
Big Bois also sheds some political knowledge in his new single and video [click to view] with Mary J Blige Somethings Gotta Give.
Reported by Salima Koroma.