Outkast’s Big Boi Gets Political with “Sumthin’s Gotta Give”

After Ludacris’ Obama driven song spawned headlines last week, Outkast’s Antwan “Big Boi” Patton makes headlines of his own with his first single, the politically-themed “Sumthin’s Gotta Give” featuring Mary J. Blige, off his solo album, Sir Luscious Leftfoot … Son of Chico Dusty.

“I chose this song first because being in the game, I feel a responsibility to entertain but also lecture about life,” Big Boi told Billboard of his song which speaks out on universal health care, the recession, the war in Iraq, and the historical election. “I’d rather get people to vote instead of running to the strip club.”

In addition to tapping into the frustrations of today’s political climate, Big Boi’s music video also opens with a quote by the man who will hopefully take us out of the darkness, Barack Obama: “If you’re walking down the right path, and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”