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Big Boi On Modest Mouse Collabo: “It’s A Hodgepodge Of Funkiness”

Last week Big Boi tweeted about working with Modest Mouse, an oddball pairing that caught fans of both artists by surprise. But as the rapper told MTV News, the collaboration made perfect sense.

“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,” he said. “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.”

Modest Mouse spent a week with producer Chris Carmouche and Big Boi at the rapper’s Stankonia studio working on music. But Big Boi says Modest Mouse fans don’t need to worry about corny rap/rock mashups  on the new album.

“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 mother—-er is jamming, man. Believe me.”


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