Big Boi Says He Was A Different Kind Of Hurt Over Rico Wade’s Death

Big Boi says he was ‘A Different Type Of Hurt’ over Rico Wade’s death.

Big Boi said, “This is a different type of hurt …. Slick Ricky Wade .. I know you’re with us STILL … in a bigger role now… Big Angel Energy… the Highest of Vibrations … Praise Yah.”

He continued, “Rico Wade is one third of Organized Noize and he’s like the mouthpiece for that collective of producers. He was connected to LaFace Records through Pebbles ’cause he went to school with Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins from TLC. She connected him with Pebbles and through them, Pebbles introduced Rico to LA Reid.”

He added, “He was like the gateway to get to LA, as well as the producers who produced Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. They signed OutKast. Organized Noize were responsible for us signing to LaFace Records. So without Rico Wade, Sleepy Brown and Ray Murray, there would [be no OutKast].”

AUSTIN, TX – MARCH 15: Recording artist Rico Wade of Organized Noize attends the screening of “The Art of Organized Noize” during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 15, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for SXSW)


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