Big Boi Talks Working Solo
The OutKast rapper on writing without Andre 3000...
Big Boi said that the workload doubled when he began putting his new album together, Sir Lucious Left Foot.
He told Rolling Out: "The difference with making this album was the writing load. When it's me and Dre, I'd write maybe two verses and somebody would take care of the hook, and we would do the beat together. But when it's just me, I write the verse and the hook, so the writing load was heavier. Dre and I have been working together and separately since the Aquemini album.
"We had our own separate home studios, so we would do records, put all our ideas down and then we would meet up at the studio with a gang of music, songs and lyrics and stitch them together. Now, all of the ideas are coming from me and various artists that I work with on the album. It's not really a big difference because Dre and I are used to not working hip-to-hip all of the time."