Big Boi has been busy chipping away at his new album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. Two recent singles—“She Said OK” with Theophilus London and “Gossip” with Big K.R.I.T. and UGK—have gotten some major spins and built anticipation. Having waited two years before working on this album, he revealed in a recent interview with GQ UK that things are coming along nicely.
During their conversation after his performance at the Nike World Basketball Festival, Big Boi talked to GQ UK about releasing his very own sock line with Crooks And Castles soon in Atlanta. Later on, he gave an update on the album. You can read some excerpts below.
On the progress of his second album:
"It's coming good, I just put out two records from it - "She Said OK" with Theophilus London and "Gossip" with UGK and Big K.R.I.T. The fans are excited. On the new album I've got Kid Cudi and Little Dragon. I just did a cut with A$AP Rocky the other night too, so it's action-packed."
On the titles "Gossip" and Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors:
"It's all about the search for the truth. Being that it's the information age, there's so much out there and people want to know about all these things going on in the world. There's been a lot of talk about Outkast this and Outkast that, but if you want to know what it is, you come holler at me. I'll let you know what's poppin'. So you got to get it straight from the horse's mouth.
On Pimp C appearing on "Gossip":
"I had the verse for years. It was on another unreleased record that I had from Organized Noize and it just matched up perfectly. I was already getting Bun B on there and just to put Pimp C on there made it turn out great."
On considering a Pimp C hologram like Tupac:
"I don't know. We're trying to figure it out right now how we're going to do the video. We're going to do something creative. That Tupac hologram was spooky… but dope."
[via GQ UK]