Big Boi Wants Lee Daniels To Direct OutKast Biopic

blame it on Patrick Glynn May 4, 2017

Big Boi’s dropping his next album, Boomiverse, sooner than we think. I originally thought the album was still a couple months out despite the two new singles, “Mic Jack” and “Kill Jill,” but I’d be more than happy if Daddy Fat Saxx squashes those thoughts.

As he’s going around promoting the album, Big Boi talked to HipHopDX about the album, working with Organized Noize again, his relationship with Future and more. The interviewer asked, with the recent popularity in hip-hop biopics like Straight Outta Compton and All Eyez On Me, if there was an OutKast biopic planned out.

His response was timely, saying he just talked to André 3000 about it last week and that he’d want to speak to Lee Daniels, the director of Precious and The Butler and co-founder of Empire, about directing it.

“Me and [Andre 3000] just spoke about it last week when I was in New York,” Big Boi said. “I think he might have been taking a couple meetings talking to people and then I got a couple of people in mind that I’ma talk to, one of them being Lee Daniels who I just did the TV show Star with so yeah all that’s coming and we just know it’s time to do it. It’s coming!”

Read the full interview here, and check some snippets from the interview below.

On the sound of Boomiverse:

“[Boomiverse] really speaks for itself. You gotta hear it. It sounds like nothing else that’s out there. We always chart new territories using new methods of production and lyrical prowess for one and it’s out there. It’s sonically and cohesively flowing like one body of work but every song sounds different.”

On the first time he met Future with the Dungeon Family:

“He was in a group in the generation that came in the Dungeon after us and me and Dre were heavy on the road so I just remember seeing him at the Dungeon and they was recording. They had a group called Da Connect, like a whole bunch of them in there, the whole Dungeon Family second generation squad with Slimm Calhoun and Lil Will, so they were in there working on music while we were on the road so we would see each other periodically in the Dungeon and then he went off and went out of town and he found his sound and he started cracking. That had to be like ’99.”