Big Boi Says He Has Recorded a "Monster Hit" with Kate Bush
It's due for release "whenever [he thinks the fans] deserve it"
Published Nov 15, 2021Big Boi is a well-documented mega-fan of Kate Bush (understandable, correct) and in a new interview with Mark Ronson for the Fader Uncovered podcast, the rapper revealed he's recorded a "monster hit" with the elusive icon — though there doesn't seem to be any immediate plan to release it.
Chatting with Ronson about the collaboration, Big Boi said, "I have a monster hit with Kate Bush that I'm just holding. It's a dream come true and the people are going to fucking love it. It's fucking incredible."
He went on to tell the story of meeting Bush in London back in 2014, while OutKast were in the midst of their 2014 reunion tour and Bush was staging her Before the Dawn performance residency:
I got tickets, me and my wife, and we went to go see her show that she had, played the live shows. And so from there, I get invited backstage, we have some wine and we talk. And her kid is there, he's about the same age as my kids, which is cool. And she signs an album for me and give me her number.
So after that, about a year or so pass, and I told her I was coming back, I just said, "Hey, when can we do a song?" Just send her a text every now and then. I talked to her on the phone, "Hello. Hello. So lovely." And so I came back and she's like, "Let's go to dinner." So we went and she took me to dinner to this cool little pub place where I had almond cognac. And we was both throwing them back. It was the coolest experience.
So we had dinner and then we're like okay. Her son was going off to college and she was just like, "Okay, I'm going to try to get to something when I get my studio set back up." And so my manager, being the great, great manager he is, he reached out to her manager a couple years ago and was like, "Hey, we need to make this happen." And I just so happened to have the right song that is fucking phenomenal, and sent it to her. And it had the words on there and she just had to sing the words. And then I wrote my verse and my boy Go Dreamer wrote her parts and wrote the hook. And it is incredible. It's incredible.
He also unfortunately added that he'd like the single's artwork to be an NFT, so let's all just pray that part doesn't happen.
Big Boi gave no specifics about a release date, simply saying that he'll share it with fans "whenever I think they deserve it."
The rapper's last solo album was 2017's Boomiverse, while Kate Bush hasn't released an album since 2011's 50 Words for Snow.