People been saying 'musical,' ... It's not like [in the movie] I'm talking and then start singing; it's a film with musical parts in it. It has brand-new Outkast songs, and it also has music from the Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below album incorporated into it as well. [The film] comes out anywhere between November and January.
"Antwan André Patton", better known by his stage name "Big Boi", is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and actor, best known for being a member of American hip hop music/hip hop duo OutKast alongside André 3000. His work in the duo has produced six studio albums. Big Boi's solo debut Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty was released in July 2010 to respectable sales and critical acclaim. In 2012, he released his second solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.More Big Boi on Wikipedia.
[It influenced the music] in our own little way, just with the Ragtime feel. It's Hip-Hop. It's OutKast. It is what we've been doing for years. Some songs have a little more piano or whatever, but the whole project was a natural progression from a double CD. It was like, where do we go from here?,
It's not like every song is about the movie. The movie is based on relationships: with your family, the most high, your business relationships. The album is about everything, not just relationships.
I called Jermaine [Dupri, artist/producer and head of black music at Virgin], and it was on.
It took me weeks to finish my part on the song. The track has been around for a minute. It used to be, like, a rock track — Dre flipped the track to make it more Dirty South.
It's cool to have somebody that you know sitting in a power position. ... He can make things happen in a timely fashion just by pushing buttons and that's what I've been waiting for.
[Referring to his successful Atlanta-based dog breeding business, Big Boi explained the name of the label:] My 'Purple Ribbon' dogs have a strong blood line that goes back three generations. I want to put out potent funk music. Purple Ribbon is gonna be so strong you can smell it. ... This is a Big Boi thang, not an OutKast thang. I'm doing films, but music is my first love.