Today in “parties you weren’t invited to” news: It appears that Outkast’s Big Boi has been hanging out with Modest Mouse, who are working on their upcoming album, this week. In a series of tweets, Daddy Fat Sax announced that he– and Grammy-winning producer Chris “Mouche” Carmouche–had been in the studio with “Issac and the crew” (the misspelling was his, but we figure it’s because he’s too excited). The next day, General Patton tweeted that he was, in fact, “Modest Mousin’ It,” whatever that may mean.
All of this comes as a slight surprise, if only because of the two members of Outkast, Big Boi seems less likely to collaborate with the band in question. It’s not like the Portland band is all that new to the hip-hop world, though: Earlier this year, their ubiquitous hit “Float On” was sampled on “The Show Goes On,” the first single from Lupe Fiasco’s Lasers.
What’s next for Modest Mouse? Perhaps an appearance on the next Kanye album? It worked for Bon Iver, after all.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 28, 2011