“Can’t nobody stop me” raps Big Boi as his new music video for The Thickets begins. The video majestically pans across Savannah, Georgia’s picturesque Tybee Island. Even more majestic is the way Big Boi hobbles around on crutches, complete with red handles to match his outfit.
The Atlanta rapper injured his left knee at a concert during his Shoes For Running Tour with Killer Mike back in May, resulting in the postponement of the tour until September. But did anyone really expect Big Boi to sit around and wait for his knee to heal? Of course not! In the video for one of the shining tracks off his most recent LP, Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, Big Boi shows off his mastery of crutch-aided swagger. He dances using only his top half, stands on a raised ledge, and even uses the crutches to point out the cardinal directions. If you watch closely, you may catch a precious cat clip when Big Boi raps the line “plethora of pussy.” Check out the video for “The Thickets,” below.
Tour Dates For Big Boi:
08/02-04 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival
08/09 – Somerset, WI – Summer Set Music & Camping Festival
09/05-07 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
09/20 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
09/24 – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
09/25 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
09/26 – Wilmington, NC – Brooklyn Arts Center
09/29 – Boston, MA – Paradise
10/01 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
10/02 – Washington, DC – Howard Theater
10/03 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom