Andre 3000 Admits That Big Boi is a Better Rapper Than He Is

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Is he right?

Andre 3000 revealed that he thinks Big Boi is the stronger rapper in Outkast in a new profile from GQ. The in-depth interview — which covers everything from his failed fashion line to parenting to the possibility of new music — got onto the topic of Big Boi’s actual life running contrary to the ‘player and the poet’ marketing line.

While Boi has been settled down from nearly the beginning of Outkast, Three Stacks is the one who has flitted around. And that’s not the only thing he feels people get wrong about ‘Kast.

“Big Boi is smart as f*ck. We went to the same high school. I dropped out in 11th grade. Big Boi graduated with honors. When you watch early OutKast videos, Big Boi’s the leader. He always had the confidence, where I was kind of like the shy one. Big Boi can rap better than me — I always said that. If somebody said, ‘Pick who you want from OutKast to go to battle with you,’ it wouldn’t be me. ’Cause like, what I’ma do? Say some mind sh*t? You can’t have thoughts in a battle—nobody gives a sh*t about that.”

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