Big Boi promised us a couple weeks ago that he’d be releasing the original version of “Mama Told Me,” which featured help from Little Dragon (Kelly Rowland has the guest spot on the album version). Well, Sir Lucious Left Foot is a man of his word: the original take was uploaded to The Flush Music‘s Soundcloud, just before the release of Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors on December 11.
Little Dragon’s Yukimi Nagano co-wrote the song, and her vocal turn doesn’t take center stage like Kelly’s. Instead, it melds with all the other breathlessly funky nuances of the song. Hear it after the jump, and then watch the two acts re-create the original on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from Friday (December 7).
Big Boi featuring Little Dragon on Fallon