There could be an Outkast documentary in the works, that’s the word according to Big Boi, who says he has tons of footage from the hip-hop duo’s tours.
Big Boi shared the details on the Dec. 8 episode of Apple Music’s “The Zane Lowe Show.”
“I just so happen to be in possession of the last Outkast tours from 1998 to 2000 whatever, hours and hours and hours. We had to watch, digitize the footage for a month and a half. We had to sit through that and watch it,” Big Boi said. “I got the greatest Outkast documentary never sold. It’s locked in a vault. It’s locked in the vault.”
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Host Zane Lowe then asked, “Will it ever see the light of day?”
Big Boi was coy but said André 3000, the other half of the Grammy-winning duo, had no clue he even kept the footage.
“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,” he said. “We’re going to hold it for a minute, but it’s out of here, man. 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.”
Big Boi added that there’s so much video, it would need to be turned into a multi-part series.
“Yeah, it’s some real special stuff, man. I got an edit, but it’s so much, it has to be like a series almost,” he said.
In 2003, Outkast dropped the double album “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below,” which featured the chart-topping singles “Hey Ya!” and “The Way You Move.” The disc won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
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The Shutterstock image above is of Outkast performing in San Francisco in 2014.