As someone who wrote off Boi-1da as a trendy one-hit producer, I think the pulsating “Lookin’ For Ya” is his best work since “Best I Ever Had.”
Big Boi explained to The Verge that Jive Records wouldn’t clear Andre to appear on Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty:
I was outside the studio just chillin’ and Erik Sermon from EPMD rolled by the studio and said, “Yo, I got some music for ya.” I was like, “Word.” So he came in and played a beat, and then he played the Boi Wonda [sic] beat. I was like, “What’s that?!” So he was like, “We’ll let you get that one, then.”
The whole time I was working, Dré would come in and out of the studio. Like, he heard “Royal Flush” and said, “I wanna get on that.” And he heard, “Lookin For Ya” and said, “I wanna get on that.” The following day, he jumped on it. Two verses apiece, just raw lyricism. OutKast to the fullest. It was slated for the album. We tried to get everything solidified but Jive said, “Naw. Y’all can’t rap together.” Then I was going to take Dré off and make my own version, but then I thought, “No. Fuck that. If he can’t be on it, then I’m not using it.”
I tend to agree with R.A. the Rugged Man when it comes to record labels.
Update: Here is the “Jedi Remix” of the song which is really just the full version. Andre and Big Boi each add a verse.
via Baller’s Eve NYC