Did you ever think a pimp rock a microphone?
Like that there boy and will still stay street
Big Boi knows that his audience often expects him to get bodied by his counterpart André (“that there boy”), since 3 Stacks is a technical master and Big Boi is known more for his ability to keep it real than to spit complex rhymes.
But this verse is a perfect example of how he can keep pace with Dre just fine. It isn’t quite as imaginative as André’s, but it manages to be just as technically proficient while still addressing hard-hitting issues the hood has to deal with everyday. This is why André compared the duo’s style to Kool-Aid: “it’s totally opposite, but ay, it’s on”.
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