Big Boi raves about Kate’s new album

Rolling Stone reports that rapper Big Boi seriously likes Kate’s new album: “The album, to me, is just very somber and very chill,” he says. “Knowing her music and being a fan, it’s very, very deep Kate Bush for me. It’s concentrated. It’s raw emotion. It’s almost like a scene from her diary – she seems to be in love like a motherfucker. Really, really, really in love.” RS reports that Big Boi’s favorite song on the album is Snowed in at Wheeler Street: “It’s like a story between her and the guy, how they were in love from the beginning of time, how they never want to let each other go,” he says.”It just really builds. I think it’s really deep. I dig it…


About Peter

My Kate CV: Kate fan since 1978. Saw Tour of Life at the London Palladium 1979. Went to first KBC Convention 1980. Founded Homeground with Dave 1982. Worked on 1985, 1990, and 1994 Kate Bush Conventions, and the 1986 Video Party with Dave, Lisa of KBC and Krys. Appeared in videos for The Big Sky and Experiment IV. Wrote Introduction, Chronology and Discography for EMI Music Publishing's 1987 "Kate Bush Complete". Wrote the sleeve note for the remastered 1998 reissue of "Hounds of Love". Invited to write sleeve notes for other reissues which never happened. My other CV: born 1955 in Bermondsey London, educated at Galleywall Primary, Walworth Comprehensive, and London School of Economics BSc(Econ)(Hon) 1976. Currently an Officer of the Crown Court determining legal costs in crminal cases. Met Krys in 1982 through Homeground, we were engaged on Glastonbury Tor on Kate's birthday in 1983, and married in November 1984.
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9 Responses to Big Boi raves about Kate’s new album

  1. Neil says:

    Fair play Big Boi.In love like a mother fucker…now theres a ttle for the next album! Love it when the most unexpected people turn out to be fans.

  2. Jeff says:

    I notice the Rolling Stone article generously offers a Click to Listen to Kate’s new album link at the top of the column page – Hey Ya, nice touch !
    Looks like Kate will be gaining new fans with these heart-felt endorsements.

  3. Mark says:

    I wonder if he’s still hoping for a collaboration?

  4. Mark says:

    Yes he is. Just read the full article.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Years back, in an interview, I heard Tupac list Kate as one of the top two influences in his music. After that, it doesn’t surprise me now who might be a Kate fan! It’s really nice to know though that others “get it”.

  6. Neil says:

    Is the collaboration to be called……Motherfucker stands for comfort!

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Good one Neil!

  8. Neil says:

    Cheers Liz.Glad someone got it.

  9. Nanette says:

    Fans organize themselves into tribes; musicians rarely do. I’ve never heard a good musician write off a whole genre, the way fans do. A fan will say, “I hate country music. Why do you want to listen to that sh-t?” An r and b singer, however, might listen to Johnny Cash because the r and b singer recognizes that they share something–emotion, simplicity, or whatever. People miss some of the subtleties of “Speakerbox” because they think of it as a dance record, but “Hey-yeah” is actually really sad. “Why-o, why-o, why-o, are we so in denial when we know we’re not happy here?” Kate’s lyrics with her penchant for sampling and experimentation, and I totally get why Big Boi would be a fan.

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