Hip-hop heavyweight Big Boi is now producing music for an unlikely source, Modest Mouse. Big Boi recently revealed on his Twitter that he has been working with Modest Mouse in the studio. The band has been working in Big Boi’s Atlanta studio, Stankonia.
At this point, Big Boi is only producing for the band and will only rap if requested.
Big Boi describes the collaboration in his own terms: “I’ve been a fan of the band for a minute… We’re all musicians and producers and artists, and it’s just like a big-ass brainstorm, a brain-stormin’, tsunami, typhoon, tectonic-plates-movin’ kind of thing. We do all types of music, so to get the chance to jam with a jammin’-ass band, I knew it was going to be cool. We had a vibe too. We made a couple of records that are just jamming. It’s a hodgepodge of funkiness.”
Aiding Big Boi is long-time Outkast collaborator, Chris Carmouche. Big Boi attempts to assuage fans’ fears by explaining: “Mainly, me and Chris are acting as producers on the record. I’m not rapping on anything, as of yet… It’s their music. I’m also a producer, as well as an artist, but I’m not just going to jump on something just to jump on it, you know? The fans don’t have to worry. There’s nothing like, ‘Oh, Modest Mouse, there’s some rapping going on the album!’ If there needs to be some rapping on there, I will destroy it, but right now, we’re just really marinating with the music to see where everything’s going to go… Just know this motherfucker is jamming, man. Believe me.”
Fans of either artist can be sure that whatever comes out of this collaboration will be discussed heavily.