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March 2006
Idlewild update: An Interview with Antwan "Big Boi" Patton

V for Vendetta: An Interview with Antwan "Big Boi" Patton, continued

By Wilson Morales

While in LA to promote his film debut, "ATL", Outkast member Big Boi spoke about the long delay for his other film, IDLEWILD, to come out.

What's with the numerous on "Idlewild"?

Big Boi: Well, the thing is, the music wasn't ready as of the end of last year and we are now 95% done and the album comes out on June 27th and the film comes out on August 25th. It comes out then because they said that we could have came out anytime between March and July but they had so many movies coming with Superman (Returns) and Mission Impossible 3 and X-Men 3, that we would only be allowed to be on 1200 screens, and if we waited til August, we would get 2500 screens. We wanted the maximum amount of exposure to our film so that's why we waited.

What's the main story of "Idlewild"?

BB: It's a secret. I work in a club where something happens to him and Dre plays the son of a mortician and what we do and what people might not understand is that this is not a buddy-buddy movie where it's me and Dre on the screen the whole time. Me and Dre have about 3 scenes together in the whole movie. There are two lead roles and two lives going on at the same time, for Dre, which is personal, and I'm a character called Rooster and it's the trials and tribulations that we gotta go through to get where we are trying to get, and that all I have to say for now. It's dope and the music and album is a masterpiece and I'm very proud of the work we've done and I think the world will be satisfied. It's worth the wait.

What's going to be the first single dropping from the album?

BB: The first single from the album is actually going to be a song that both of us together rapped and then we have 2 singles that we're dropping after that, and then 2 more.


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