Big Boi Says Modest Mouse Collab Is Still Happening, Plans EP With Phantogram

On Thursday night, Big Boi DJed a Coachella party in advance of his second reunion performance as Outkast (which was apparently much better, if you believe music critic Twitter) and dropped some hints to The Hollywood Reporter about what he’ll be up to for the rest of the year. On the rumored Modest Mouse collaboration that happened back in 2011 and still hasn’t seen a release: “We’ve got these songs they’ve been sitting on forever. I saw [lead singer Isaac Brock] a couple months ago and they’re working on some additions to what we did. I don’t know. It’s a crazy camp over there. It’s coming.” He also revealed that he’s working with Phantogram on an EP (or possible full-length) Big Grams following their past collaborations.

After he releases the followup to Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, which he’ll try to record on the road during Outkast’s massive festival tour, he wants to get into acting. “I’ve been turning down roles for a while now because music is my first passion but there’s been a lot of calls for me to do film. […] I wanna play Bill Clinton. I’d play the shit out of that.” He also is really into Majical Cloudz apparently and uses Shazam and Soundhound to find new music — just like one of us! You can check out the setlist from Outkast’s second Coachella performance below.

“Gasoline Dreams”
“Skew It On The Bar-B”
“Rosa Parks”
“Da Art Of Storytellin’, Part 1″
“SpottieOttieDopaliscious” w/ Sleepy Brown
“Ms. Jackson”
“Kryptonite (I’m On It)”
“The Way You Move” w/ Sleepy Brown
“She Lives In My Lap”
“Hey Ya!”
“Hootie Hoo”
“Crumblin’ Erb”
“Player’s Ball”
“Elevators (Me & You)”
“So Fresh, So Clean” w/ Sleepy Brown
“Int’l Player’s Anthem (I Choose You)” (Underground Kingz cover)
“The Whole World” w/ Killer Mike

[Photo by Karl Walter/Getty.]