“Trying to outdo the last verse is our curse” – Andre 3000AllHipHop sat down with Big Boi of OutKast and got the legendary rapper’s views on lyricism and the art of freestyling.
As told to AllHipHop.com: “Lyricism is very important to me because I come from The Dungeon Family, school of lyrics. You know, um, do I consider myself a lyricist? Um, most definitely! A lyricist, a writer, Im just, what you call it? Im like a life coach almost a lil bit. Commentator. Im a game spitter, definitely! Its part of what we do, take pride in really writing rhymes and having different cadences and thangs. One thing about me and Stacks (Andre 300), we never try to do the same verse weve done. Like Dre said uh, tryna out do the last verse is out curse. The last verse you buss you gotta buss harder than that. So you gotta treat everything that you did in the past like that past and move on. Its very challenging to make up new rhyme patterns and just to kill s**t on the daily but we doing it and we ready!”
As told to AllHipHop.com: “Let me say one thing about free-styling. Theres a new school definition of free-styling and then its a real definition of free-styling. The definition of free-styling is raps or thoughts off the top of your head, not written down, your homeboy cant say your backgrounds behind you while you say it. Its strictly like for me to just go off the top of my head and even talk about the paper that you got. Or you can talk about the skirt with flowers (kicks a freestyle) See what I mean? You can go off into a tangent if you want to.
?Like, the new style free-styling is just reciting some s**t you wrote. No, but thats what the f**k they doin. Nahm sayin? You can do that all day long. Like, Ill give you one. This s**t wrote. (spits a verse) But thats what they be doing. Thats some s**t on my album. That Daddy Fat Sacks verse 2 n***a. Go get it! July 6th, Son of Chico Dusty, Sir Luscious Left Foot, Yea!”