Big Boi and Killer Mike Are Working on a Collaborative EP
Published Aug 22, 2016Some 16 years after Killer Mike made his grand debut on Outkast's Stankonia, it looks as if the Run the Jewels rapper will work with Big Boi once again, this time for a collaborative EP.
Few details exist behind the project, but Big Boi confirmed that something is in the works. Speaking with Spin, the Outkast rapper revealed that he's currently working on a record of his own, which will be followed by a new EP from him and Killer Mike.
"We're just trying to put as many ideas out there as possible," Big Boi said. "And me and Killer Mike, we're gonna put out a little EP after I put out my next solo record or something like that. We've been entertaining the idea for a long time and finally got enough songs to where we just said the other night that we're gonna do it. You getting a scoop there."
News of a joint effort from the two veteran rappers has been trafficking for a number of years. Back in 2012, Killer Mike had hinted that it would be a full-length album, telling HipHopWired of their approach: "When it's just me and him, just two pitbulls going at a bone."
Killer Mike and Big Boi have worked together several times over the years. Way back in 2000, Killer Mike showed up on Stankonia track "Snappin' and Trappin'," and then appeared on Outkast's Grammy-winning "The Whole World" from 2001.
In more recent times, Big Boi popped up on Run the Jewels' 2013 single "Banana Clipper," while Killer Mike delivered a guest verse on last year's debut EP from Big Boi's Big Grams project with Phantogram.