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Big Boi doesn't care about Grammys

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Rapper Big Boi has said his musical ambition now is to tour as much as he can and his days of chasing awards are over. The 42-year-old rapper-and-producer is one half of the pioneering hip hop duo Outkast alongside Andre 3000 and he recently released his long-awaited third solo album "Boomiverse". During their career, Big Boi and Andre have won multiple awards for their music, including six Grammys with that haul also containing one accolade for Album of the Year in 2004 for 2003's 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below', and the songwriter said his focus is no longer on prizes but thrilling his fans. Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, he said, "We're diamond recording artists. We sold so many records with one of the highest honours in music which was Album of the Year with the Grammys. I have trophy cases full Grammys, It's not about that no more. "My favourite part about making music is touring. When I make an album, I tour for two years.

So it's all about going and seeing the people and watching them sing songs that you recorded years ago. The people love it. And as long as people keep digging it, I'm gonna be all I can be. It's a gift and I don't take it lightly.

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First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 09:57 IST