ESPN Music: Big Boi
January, 14, 2013
By Lynn Hoppes | ESPN.com
Scott Cunningham/Getty ImagesRapper Big Boi showed love for his Atlanta Falcons Sunday by posting his video "In the A."Rapper Big Boi calls life in his hometown of Atlanta the "Brotherhood."
It's his Atlanta Falcons with Matt Ryan, Tony Gonzalez, Michael Turner, Matt Bryant, Roddy White, Julio Jones and others.
It's his Atlanta music scene with T.I., Ludacris, Cee Lo, Gucci Mane, Jermaine Dupri, Waka Flocka Flame and others.
Big Boi, one half of the multiplatinum duo Outkast, said the "ATL" is on top of the world right now, in sports and in music.
The Falcons beat Seattle on Sunday, are set to face the San Francisco 49ers this weekend in the NFC Championship Game, and Big Boi is stoked.
"There is no such thing as lose to me," Big Boi said. "I wasn't going to be sad if they lost, though. Well, unless I bet a lot of money."
On Sunday evening, Big Boi posted his video "In the A" from his new CD "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors" to show his love for the city.
Playbook had a few minutes with Big Boi to talk about his new CD, today's music scene and working with Andre 3000 again.
You've gotten a lot of positive reviews on your second CD. What did you think when you finished the product?
"I was relieved. I had been working on it for 13 months. I was on a promotional tour and I wasn't there when it was taken to master. I had to leave my baby at the last minute. But I'm really proud of the music."