NEW PLAYLIST: BIG BOI ON FATHERHOOD
On “Tremendous Damage,” from his new album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, Big Boi remembers his late father and grandmother and assesses the heaviness of his role, in their absence, as the adult cornerstone of his own family. Parenting, and the determination to balance money hustles with child rearing, has been a persistent theme in his verses since Outkast’s 1994 debut. Back then, Big Boi worried whether he was pissing off his parents and rapped about learning loyalty and swagger from his uncles. He became a father for the first time before ATLiens, but he raps most about settling into fatherhood on 1998′s Aquemini, which includes the autobiographical “West Savannah” and a scene, on “Da Art of Storytellin (Part 1),” where he halts a blow job to go pick up his daughter. Take a listen and read Big Boi brag about sending his oldest to college in our interview about Vicious Lies.
Marvin “Chanz” Parkman, “Campbelton Road (Interlude)”
Outkast, “West Savannah”
Outkast, “Da Art of Storytelling (Part 1)”
Outkast, “Slump”
Outkast, “Claimin True”
Outkast, “SpottieOttieDopaliscious”
Outkast, “13th Floor/Growing Old”
Big Boi, “Bamboo (Interlude)”
Outkast, “Ms. Jackson”
UGK f. Outkast, “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)”
Big Boi, “Unhappy”
Outkast, “Git Up, Git Out”

NEW PLAYLIST: BIG BOI ON FATHERHOOD

On “Tremendous Damage,” from his new album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, Big Boi remembers his late father and grandmother and assesses the heaviness of his role, in their absence, as the adult cornerstone of his own family. Parenting, and the determination to balance money hustles with child rearing, has been a persistent theme in his verses since Outkast’s 1994 debut. Back then, Big Boi worried whether he was pissing off his parents and rapped about learning loyalty and swagger from his uncles. He became a father for the first time before ATLiens, but he raps most about settling into fatherhood on 1998′s Aquemini, which includes the autobiographical “West Savannah” and a scene, on “Da Art of Storytellin (Part 1),” where he halts a blow job to go pick up his daughter. Take a listen and read Big Boi brag about sending his oldest to college in our interview about Vicious Lies.

  1. Marvin “Chanz” Parkman, “Campbelton Road (Interlude)”
  2. Outkast, “West Savannah”
  3. Outkast, “Da Art of Storytelling (Part 1)”
  4. Outkast, “Slump”
  5. Outkast, “Claimin True”
  6. Outkast, “SpottieOttieDopaliscious”
  7. Outkast, “13th Floor/Growing Old”
  8. Big Boi, “Bamboo (Interlude)”
  9. Outkast, “Ms. Jackson”
  10. UGK f. Outkast, “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)”
  11. Big Boi, “Unhappy”
  12. Outkast, “Git Up, Git Out”

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