Watch: Big Boi performs “Follow Us” (feat. Vonnegut) on Letterman

Rappers often substitute a half-assed vocalist to perform hooks on their hit songs when they go on tour, but Big Boi wouldn’t do us like that. Just watch this video of the 35-year-old Big Boi (aka Antwan Andre Patton) performing the Sir Lucious Left Foot: Son of Chico Dusty cut “Follow Us” (which we previewed in June) on the Late Show with David Letterman last night.

Fellow Georgia residents, Vonnegut, open the track before Big Boi, clad in a big ass ushanka, pounds the mic with his trademark, 100 mph, lyrical delivery. The live guitar is more jangly than the studio version, but the reggae-ish clanging actually serves the song’s futuristic dancehall vibe well. The band adds some horn blasts and the DJ scratches in the background were enough to get David Letterman all hot and bothered. At the end of the performance, he can be heard saying “That’s what we’re talking about.  You know what I mean?! That’s exactly what we’re talking about!”

Check the video out below, then catch Big Boi on one of the tour dates below. Tickets are available via

Big Boi 2010 Tour Dates:
08/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre %
09/02 – Iowa City, IA @ University of Iowa
09/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Heineken Red Star Soul
09/05 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Casbah
09/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
09/17 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater
09/18 – Providence, RI @ Brown University
09/22 – Arcata, CA @ Arcata Community Center
09/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency at Grand Ballroom
09/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Palms
09/25 – Fontana, CA @ Epicenter
09/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
10/01 – Bloomington, IN @ Indiana University
10/08 – Columbia, SC @ University of South Carolina
10/15 – San Diego, CA @ UC of San Diego
10/23 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo (City Arts Festival)
10/28 – Charleston, SC @ Charleston Visitors Center
10/29 – Asheville, NC @ Asheville Civic Center (MoogFest)
10/30 – Houston, TX @ Tom Bass Park Amphitheater
11/12 – Chattanooga, TN @ University of Tennessee
11/18 – Sydney, AU @ Fox Studios

% = w/ STS9, Disco Biscuits, Mos Def, John Hughes and Big Gigantic


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