Big Boi Says Hip Hop Honors Accolade Feels Like a ‘Funeral’
VH1's Hip Hop Honors celebrated the South this year, featuring Jermaine Dupri, 2 Live Crew, J. Prince, Master P and longtime OutKast collaborators, Organized Noize. Yet, while some notable Southern rap pioneers like Uncle Luke and Tony Draper have complained that the Southern hip hop celebration is long overdue, OutKast's Big Boi weighed in on the event, explaining that the OutKast has been invited in the past, they're just not ready to be honored just yet.
"That s--- weak as f---. man," Big Boi said, of the fact that Southern rap has only just received it's day. "The reason OutKast has not been honored on the VH1 Hip Hop Honors is because we have not wanted to participate in that yet," he continued, explaining that, while OutKast has been invited to be part of the celebration in the past, it just wasn't their time.
"The first two times, I think our schedule's busy, but after that, it just seems like a going away party, almost like a funeral," the Atlanta rap legend mused. "We still here we still in the studio, we still out here in the trunk, baby. To all the people out there, don't get mad because they have asked us, but just, on our side, we just aint ready for that right now. We workin' on albums right now, we gonna let everybody else do that, but it'll be good. They aint overlook us, we just ain't doin' it."
Big Boi's highly anticipated solo album 'Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty' is scheduled to drop July 6.
VH1s Hip Hop Honors airs June 7, 2010.