So, Why Wasn’t Little Dragon Featured On Big Boi’s “Mama Told Me”?

blame it on Shake October 3, 2012

If you’re like me, you were left confused when Kelly Rowland popped up as a feature on Big Boi’s latest single. Loving the connection that brought Sir Lucious Left Foot and Little Dragon’s Yukimi Nagano together to perform the cut at SXSW. Sadly, politics played a part in the official studio version being switched up for Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors (Nov. 13). Check what a rep for Little Dragon shared with Pitchfork below.

It is true that Little Dragon made the “Mama Told Me” track with Big Boi and even performed it live in Austin for The Fader. The whole collaboration was an amazing creative experience. Unfortunately, business terms out of our control got in the way, and an agreement couldn’t be reached in time for our version of the track to be released. At least new friendships were made, and we want to wish Big Boi good luck with the album. We look forward to collaborating with him in the future.

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  • Even more music industry bullshit

  • GR

    Was legit sad. Forreal.

  • Tekwon

    Dude sold out years ago so what do you expect? Kelly Rowland? GTFO with that pop bullshit!

  • ianism

    ^^^ don’t put this on Big Boi guys. we know who he wanted on the track. and they’re an electro-soul group from sweden.

    hopefully we’ll hear the original one day.

  • welp

    that was at Fader/vitaminwater Uncapped, not SXSW. and Big Boi only performed 2 songs that night so I’m not listening unless 3000 is on it

  • AAA

    @welp stupid Dre fanboy

    Sad that Little Dragon can’t be on it but after SLLF I trust fully on Big Boi to deliver a great album even with the labels fucking around. The Kelly Rowland version is still good.

  • The Co_oL

    Somebody better leak the OG version so I can replace it with the album one