During a spirited conversation at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, Andre 3000 had a chance to let loose for a bit. The rapper, promoting his upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side joked when discussing the possibilities of an OutKast biopic. “It would be great to make an Outkast movie right now, but instead of really serious, make it a full comedy — like Kevin Hart would play Big Boi,” Dre told Rolling Stone. And as himself? “We should cast somebody stupid — like Leonardo [DiCaprio].” As confident as he was about DiCaprio standing on a random stage in New York City imitating the now legendary “The South Got Something To Say” speech, Dre got more serious in regards to his partner in rhyme. To him, it’s all about chemistry that makes Outkast, well, Outkast. “The balance,” he says as to what he would love the film to focus on before making a minor detour. “One of the biggest things that kills me is when people try to put Big Boi down,” he told the magazine. “And honestly, Big’s a much sharper rapper than I am. If I was going to a battle, I’d definitely bet on him instead of me.” He has a point. It’s been much debated and talked about in daily conversations about the group and their respective greatness. Even in his individual solo projects where fans were finally forced to see how great Big Boi was, Andre 3000 still remained the ascended rap deity who picked up a guitar, put the microphone down and got bored with rapping altogether. The more Outkast has rode an escalator into mythical status as a group, the more praise has been given to 3 Stacks. It’s not necessarily his fault but when you’re the absent half of arguably rap’s greatest 1-2 punch, people are going to champion your uniqueness far quicker than that of the man next to you who clocks in to work every day. They operate like yin and yang, Big Boi the pimp and Andre 3000 the wide-eyed introvert constantly in search of feeding his mental and spiritual appetite. That’s how we were left with ATLiens, Aquemini & Stankonia in a four year stretch, each of which an undisputed classic in its own right. Dre sticking up for his friend and partner even after messing up tours and getting nervous after this latest one is proof that in order to appreciate Outkast, you have to appreciate both men in Outkast. Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.