Big Boi: "Mama Told Me" [ft. Kelly Rowland] (via SoundCloud)
If you've been paying attention to Big Boi news as he gears up to release his new album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, you might have noticed the 11th-hour switchup on the single "Mama Told Me". The track now features Kelly Rowland, not Little Dragon, as was previously planned. (Big Boi and Little Dragon spent time in the studio last year and recently performed the song live together).
According to a statement from a representative on behalf of Little Dragon, some nebulous business disagreements prevented the collaboration from coming to full fruition. They write:
It is true that Little Dragon made the "Mama Told Me" track with Big Boi and even performed it live in Austin for The Fader. The whole collaboration was an amazing creative experience. Unfortunately, business terms out of our control got in the way, and an agreement couldn't be reached in time for our version of the track to be released. At least new friendships were made, and we want to wish Big Boi good luck with the album. We look forward to collaborating with him in the future.
The final version of the track with Kelly Rowland is above. Watch Big Boi perform the song in its original form with with Little Dragon: