2013 marks the ninth year since his passing, and the rapper continues to mourn
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(Yahoo!) - February 28 is a tough day for Big Boi; it’s the anniversary of the death of his father, Vietnam veteran Tony Kearse. Though 2013 marks the ninth year since his passing, the OutKast rapper continues to mourn.
Big Boi reflects on Kearse’s death on the song “Tremendous Damage” from his latest album, Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors.
Over a somber, piano-driven music bed with an R&B chorus from Bosko, Big Boi maintains humility as he expresses gratitude for his life’s blessings.
The “The Way You Move” rapper acknowledges the irony that he’s become a figure that kids aspire to be like. “I started off with no car and graduated to a Cadillac,” he raps. “But all that money don’t mean a got damn thing to me ‘cause we don’t worship that.”
Big Boi juxtaposes the value of material possessions to family in the second verse that kicks off with a reference to the day his father died.
Big Boi discusses the impact his dad’s death had on his faith. “And ever since that day I seen him fade way with my own eyes, I never doubted God,” he rhymes.
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