Big Boi Remembers OutKast Getting Booed At Source Awards, Calls "Idlewild" Movie "Classic"

Big Boi says that recent years in Hip Hop proved that the South did indeed have something to say.

As one of Southern Rap's most important and popular acts, it was appropriate that OutKast stood up to New York elitism at the 1995 Source Awards, where East Coast emcees weren't yet willing to give the South its due.

In an interview with Montreality, Big Boi recalled the scenario, during which he and fellow OutKast member Andre 3000 were booed, and said the duo was right about the role of Southern Rap.

Back then, we said, 'The South got somethin' to say.' That was back in '94, '95 or whatever, and you skip fast-forward, and look at what the South has done: from OutKast and Goodie Mob, we got Ludacris and T.I...., 2 Chainz, Gucci... you know what I'm saying? Atlanta music, Atlanta artists, Jeezy... it's a certain brotherhood that we got out here in Atlanta. If you run out here into dudes in clubs all the time, you can't help but politick. What, you wanna slap the shit out of someone every time you see 'em?"

Big Boi also spoke about Idlewild, the 2006 film starring both him and Andre 3000. The film, which received mixed reviews, didn't get its due, said Big Boi.

"Sometimes...if something is ahead of its time, they don't get it until years later," he explained. "It's a cult classic. It was a well-put-together piece. It was shot beautifully, the choreography, the music, the storyline, the actors... we had some of the greats in there. It's definitely one that your kids are going to be watching."

As part of OutKast, Big Boi released seven albums, was nominated for 16 Grammy Awards, and won six. Big Boi has released two solo albums in 2010's Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, and 2012's Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.

Watch the interview below:

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33 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Only Southern niggas worth listening to are Scarface, OutKast, Jeezy and T.I.; other than that, fuck the South and everybody there

    • Neon

      Atlanta maybe but you have to throw ludacris in there before you put jeezy. And what about H-Town?? Chamillionaire, DJ Screw, Lil Flip, UGK, geto Boys, or 3 6 Mafia

  • Young Guwop

    Outkast needs to reunite like Goodie Mob did and drop an album that can change Hip-Hop from the monotone bs that's going on currently. It's all on Andre cuz Big Boi probably ready to get it going again.

  • Sco

    Funny how times change, now a L.A. nigga is the king of N.Y....shit aint been the same since Snoop came through and kicked down those buidings..

  • Edna N. Guy

    my buddy's ex-wife makes $77/hour on the laptop. She has been fired for six months but last month her pay check was $21524 just working on the laptop for a few hours. see this... www.Cafe44.com Shut up @huh? Lupe's response was creative and most diverse. And he wasn't even trying! Lupe is still dope have you heard F&LII? Production was crappy but still Lu always delivers lyrically.

  • Lorraine N. Smith

    my neighbor's aunt makes $77/hr on the computer. She has been without a job for nine months but last month her pay check was $17822 just working on the computer for a few hours. go to website... www.Cafe44.com Not to mention, Ross is from Carol City, the meanest part of Miami. He ran with the Boobie Boys (the gang that ran Miamis drug scene) and Ross was KENNETH BOOBIE WILLIAMS' FUCKING PROTEGE for godsakes

  • 666

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/fp9BSmxgUxs/mqdefault.jpg

  • Bulletproof Wallets

    Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors is album of the year

  • Anonymous

    East Coast is still sheltered

  • A.M

    Much respect to Big Boi but the dude said 2 Chainz.

    • Young Guwop

      You must be a backpacker? 2 Chainz is a gimmicky artist but Big Boi knows balance has to exist in music. Everything not gonna be super lyrical or have message. Gotta turn up sometimes and have fun.

  • Soul Glo

    Idlewild was cool but it's no classic

  • 666

    some jasons and myers out side now. also seen a dog with someones head on standing up hitch hicking son of a bitches

  • dentaldamboy

    Marky Mark has signed a deal with ymcmb. Whalberg back to rapping.

  • biged

    they went downhill after the first two albums..atliens top five album of all time...now they fuckin suck just like kanye, fuckin sell out

    • DaMamba

      Nigga, Aquemini is a better album than ATLiens any day of the week. 'Kast never fell off, they just stopped making albums.

  • I REMEMBER THAT

    You can tell the creative and artistic strength of a hiphop clique if they break a region/barrier outside of the traditional New York boom-bap. NWA broke the West Coast; Outkast/Goodie Mob broke the South. They all got panned and dissed for years. But look at the staying power and the pure legends that were produced: Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Big Boi, Andre 3000, Cee-Lo. Lots of classic albums/songs. Biggie got a lot of hate for making a West Coast album when Ready to Die dropped. Even Snoop and 2Pac are really under the Dr. Dre umbrella. Haters will always hat and despise the break from tradition. Right now, Drake broke the hiphop's international barrier by opening the door to the north. I really don't love his music personally but it doesn't really matter - its obvious he will have lots of staying power and hiphop is changing. Only the most powerful artists can truly change the landscape of the music. The purists are so mad but its just the same old pattern over and over. Accept it or just get old and whither away

    • Anonymous

      Drake? FOH. That Jew ain't shit.

    • @ I Remember That

      Get the fuck outta here with those lies.

    • I REMEMBER THAT

      Wow. You dudes are making me feel old. When biggie Smalls dropped ready to die - yes - people in new York loved it but many of what-u-might-call-now-backpackers hated on it cause it had a west-coast feel. Check the original "big poppa" with high-pitched synths and play it next to Dr.Dre "fuck wit dre day" / "nothin but a g thing". The sound in ready to die was clean with r&b hooks where most east coast artists like wu-tang / mobb deep / black moon / gang starr prided themselves for a raw grimey dirty sound with scratches etc. Ready to Die had a lot of clean beats with r&b hooks. Tracks like Unbelievable sounded very New York but other tracks did not. Puffy and biggie were making an album that sounded very west coast for a New York LP. Even 2pac tried to diss them for this and called them copy cats. But that's how Biggie sold millions of records when most east coast NY artists didn't sell much more than gold at the time.

    • Anonymous

      @anonymous, I believe he's referring to the track Big did with Bone Thugs! Could be wrong, but probably right

    • Anonymous

      lol ready to die westcoast? why because of the slowflow? come on son?

  • sxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExH5VU5iq9Q

  • Anonymous

    its a cult classic, not a classic there is a difference ya know

  • Anonymous

    "it was the best time to be a "fan" of the culture! Thank god these boys are MCs, thank god they were that good or they would have never stood the test of time. Why southern niggas dont see it that way? you were amongst the greats, the golden era of hip hop, and you survived! many didnt! look at the fugees! look at bone thugs n harmony and all the rest of the successful artist of that era! your still here! you carried the entire southern region on your back and you helped progress the entire culture regardless of coast, and all you can do is continue to harp on who booed you and then attempt to poke out your chest about...2 chainz & gucci man as the face for ATL? smh" ^ cosign Somebody tap Big Boi on his shoulder and remind him many of those OutKast albums were sold in NYC. And I see media stirring the pot, east v west & south? Same time? Y'all looking real thirsty for views.

  • Dungeon Fam

    outkast...one of my top 10 groups of all time, love them cats man always have...but give it rest bro! so what you got booed in NY! I wish niggas from the south would stop bitching! That shit is literally making weak spiteful haters out of yall movement! niggas quick to say new york booed em but never take issue with the actual powers that be who ran the show! No nigga in no borough runs the record industry foh! Were talkin the 90s man, how in the world do I give you this praise you think you deserved back then when cats like face had the diary, biggie had ready 2 die, illmatic, wu tang etc etc etc and they were all new artist? ALL OF YALL WAS DOPE! I had all yall the albums! as a fan all I could do was bump whats sounded good! I was screamin hooti hoo on my block cause it was fkn dope! what else was I supposed to do? Fans arent the ones complaining! it was the best time to be a "fan" of the culture! Thank god these boys are MCs, thank god they were that good or they would have never stood the test of time. Why southern niggas dont see it that way? you were amongst the greats, the golden era of hip hop, and you survived! many didnt! look at the fugees! look at bone thugs n harmony and all the rest of the successful artist of that era! your still here! you carried the entire southern region on your back and you helped progress the entire culture regardless of coast, and all you can do is continue to harp on who booed you and then attempt to poke out your chest about...2 chainz & gucci man as the face for ATL? smh I dont even wanna say nothing bad about the kid cause I fucks wit him, but I cant stand that crybaby shit these southern artist be on, its like your motivated to be a hater towards NY which is soooo fkn wack, like grow up already and get over yourself, the south aint have nothing to say until yall said it anyways... so there...and cop that new goodie mob too, DOPE project kolors and Nexperience is that shit!

  • Your 5th Grade Teacher

    Choreography is how it's spelled, Roman!

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