But see these voices in my skull has got me reminiscing
About the days back when me mammy had to work in kitchens
She had me making better grades to make a better life
But I never had no love or respect, cause we's gon' be alright

from Outkast (Ft. Andre 3000 & Big Boi) – Ain't No Thang Lyrics on Rap Genius


Big Boi remembers the days that his mother taught him the value of hard work and education when he was younger, hoping that it would lead to him getting a good job and being able to support the family. But Big Boi never paid much attention to those lessons, because he always believed he could help support the family in other ways that don’t involve schooling or getting a real job (e.g. hustling, rapping, etc.)

Here’s a picture of Big Boi with Mrs. Boi:

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