Big Boi released “The Big Sleepover,” a collab with fellow Dungeon Family member Sleepy Brown, on Friday, December 10. The new album hype began with the release of “The Big Sleep Is Over,” the first single from the record, back in August. The full record has finally dropped, and fans are buzzing about their memories of Big Boi as a member of Outkast.

While promoting the album, Big Boi spoke with Apple Music. He talked about the vast library of Outkast material he’s sitting on. He said he’s got the greatest documentary about the duo ever made locked in his vault.

“I just so happened to be in possession of the last Outkast tours from 1998 to 2000, whatever, hours and hours and hours, we had to watch, digitized the footage for a month and a half. We had to sit through there and watch it. I got the greatest Outkast documentary. Never sold, locked in vault. It’s locked in the vault.

Me and Dre [André 3000], I told Dre I got it. Because Dre didn’t even know. I mean he knew I captured it because I had the cameraman on the road with us, but I just told him how dope it was.”


The last Outkast studio album was “Idlewild” in 2006. Big Boi speaks fondly of the duo’s time together, though. He said despite that, he’s not sure if or when he will release the documentary footage.

“We going to hold it for a minute, but it’s out of here, man. It’s out of here … it was to the point where I had, my cameraman was on my tour bus. I got him a room every night or he slept on my sofa. He filmed the whole adventure for over 10 years… it’s times where we’re just free styling in the hotel, he’s playing the piano. My wife had just had my youngest son, I’m walking through the lobby.

Fans will be disappointed if Big Boi spilled the beans about this awesome new footage and it never sees the light of day. Perhaps the rapper is just planting seeds. Outkast fans would give anything for new stuff from the famous Atlanta duo. You can check out Big Boi’s new project with Sleepy Brown on Spotify below!

Do you want to see Big Boi’s secret archive out Outkast tour footage? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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