Big Boi Resurrects Pimp C on ‘In the South’ Featuring Gucci Mane [LISTEN]
To mark the 10th anniversary of UGK and OutKast’s collaborative song “International Player’s Anthem (I Choose You),” Big Boi gifts fans with a new track called “In the South” featuring the late Pimp C and a guest verse from Gucci Mane.
Over a speaker-rattling beat, organs, wobbly bass and guitars, Daddy Fat Sax, Guwop and Pimp C remind fans they are the true southern representers. On the song, Pimp C is on hook duties, rapping, “They wanna what's going on in the South / Now tell that bitch to keep my name up out ya mouth.”
Meanwhile, Gucci spits braggadocio rhymes and gives a middle finger to his haters. “You wanna see me locked 24 just like cop do / You hate from the sideline, that's what yo job to / Gang mentality, I think like the mob do / Police brutality, I'm strapped like a cop, fool,” he raps.
Big Boi raps the final verse, referencing the late Prince's songs ("When Doves Cry," "Pop Life") when talking about the fallen soldiers of the street life.
"Ball till you fall or your homies die / Pour out a little liquor, let one in the sky / Don't cry, let the doves do that when the guns go 'brrrp' / Now that's what we call the pop life, true that," he spits.
Big Boi is set to release his new album, Boomiverse, on June 16. The collection includes “Kill Jill” featuring Killer Mike and Jeezy.
“Boomiverse is like the Big Bang [Theory], we call it the Big Boom Theory,” said Boi about the album. “We are going to reset the game, we are going to start it over, and we are going to give you music that you can feel. It’s all legacy, it’s all OutKast. Everlasting. Dungeon Family for life."