BIG BOI EXPLAINS ‘ON-HAND PARENTING’
Big Boi gives throwback a new name with the cover of his newest single, ‘Mama told me.’ The rapper features old pictures of his sons and daughter on the cover that makes old school look youthful. Jordan is shown on top, while Cross and Bamboo are featured beneath their big sister.
Big Boi is proud of his accomplishments as a father, especially in practicing on-hand parenting. As the rapper explains, “On-hand parenting is about being there. Being there for them at all times, from the beginning all the way till now. My kids now are 11, 12, and my daughter is 17. She just got accepted into the University of Alabama and Auburn University, which was her dream school to go to. It just makes you feel good. I’ve been there since day one, you know? I’m definitely a proud father.”
Although happy to see his children excel academically, Big Boi is constantly encouraging his kids to go deeper when researching for school projects. “This is age of information: you can find out about anything you want to. World history, politics, fitness, health, whatever. You just have to search for it. But there’s two sides of the sword. With social media, the people can say anything and anything can become a false truth. So you just gotta get yourself out there. You got to fight false truth.” The rapper continues, “I tell my kids it’s bigger than that Wikipedia. I have to show them, even on my Wikipedia page, it’s not solid facts. I tell them about the days, like we had encyclopedias. Real books, and we got them at home now, too. Dictionary, thesaurus, whatever. Don’t just click a button, and there’s your book report, word for word…Get the encyclopedia and put some different words in there.”
Big Boi’s album entitled Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, featuring the single ‘Mama told me,’ is available online and at traditional music stores across the nation. The new project is the rapper’s third solo album.