Big Boi explained to The Boombox
that the Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
album title is a dedication of sorts to his recently deceased grandmother. "She was the matriarch of our family," he said, "She used to always say, 'If you gon' tell it, you've gotta tell it all. Might f--- some households up but you've got to tell it all, because it's a lot of s--- floating around.' That was gonna be the name of her book or movie that she did. This album's really a search for the truth and I am that."