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Big Boi on Big Boi
January 8th, 2013
11:13 AM ET

Big Boi on Big Boi

By Gavin Godfrey, CNN

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(CNN) - Grammy-winning recording artist, Big Boi, recently released his latest solo effort, “Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.”

Big Boi is one half of the international music group, OutKast. In this conversation with CNN’s Gavin Godfrey, Big Boi breaks down the stories and inspiration behind some of the tracks on his new album.

He talks about a range of subjects, from his relationship with Andre 3000 and the status of their group...:

[2:50] "You've just really got to understand that me and Dre have a relationship that's bigger than music. Music is a plus - we're best friends. Music just came along because it was what we were put here to do and what God brought us together to do."

...To sitting down next to his dying father in a hospital bed and how the album was his form of therapy:

[9:45] "I'm not trying to have the highest-selling record. This is healing my soul."

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