Big Boi Dishes on Modest Mouse Collaboration: "Just Know This Motherfucker Is Jamming, Man"

Big Boi Dishes on Modest Mouse Collaboration: "Just Know This Motherfucker Is Jamming, Man"
Last week Southern rap icon Big Boi shocked the Twitter nation when he revealed that he had been "camped out in the Lab" with Modest Mouse, working on a new studio set for the Pacific Northwest rockers. We have racked our brains since then trying to imagine what it would sound like to combine the storied indie rock act with the Outkast member. Well, according to Big Boi, the results are a little funky.

A new interview with the rapper reveals that while all the artists involved, including producer Chris Carmouche, have been banging out a ton of ideas at Stankonia Studios in Atlanta, the general vibe of the sessions seems to suggest a fair amount of ass-shaking.

"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," Big Boi told MTV News of working with Modest Mouse. "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."

While not much has been revealed about the upcoming Modest Mouse album, Big Boi hinted that while he's involved in the creative process, chances are he won't be rhyming along with Isaac Brock and co.

"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?" Big Boi explained. "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."