It would be nearly impossible for people of a certain generation not to have an Outkast track define a moment in their life. For me it was in the 8th grade and the first time I heard “Ms. Jackson,” the track most synonymous with their entrance into the popular lexicon, off 2000’s funky and groundbreaking Stankonia. Ten years later — after selling millions of records, winning multiple Grammy Awards, and having that same album be named by many critics and fans as one of the best of the decade – Andre 3000 and Big Boi have embarked on new journey: one with solo implications.
First up is Big Boi’s long-delayed, much-hyped individual debut, Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, which, barring any further push backs, is set to drop on July 6, 2010. During a stopover in New York City, the man known by his mother as Antwan Patton was kind enough to sit down with Tha Carter Cartel for a lengthy interview.
While it would be difficult to capture the true essence of a successful rap career in the span of 10 minutes, Big Boi was candid in our discussion about what we can expect from his new album, the future of Outkast, his non-profit organization, and the one artist that he still hasn’t had a chance to work with. Hit play to hear what he had to say. – Quincy