When speaking of the best lyrical rappers in the game, overall, Big Boi is overlooked by almost everyone. From the beginning of his career, he has been overlooked for Andre 3000, in his own crew, and rappers like Jay-Z, who ran the game. But, as Jay-Z stepped aside and other rappers and groups, such as Outkast moved into his role. Many rappers had their eyes set on the position once held by Hov.
However, Lil Wayne was able to move fast enough to claim the position for himself. Following his barrage of mixtapes and one strong album, Wayne became considered the top lyricist in the game. The attention was on Lil Wayne and still remains on his crew, but Big Boi is confident in his own abilities. He feels as if he is just as good, if not better, than the top "lyricists" in the game. Now, with his debut album finally coming out, Big Boi is ready to claim the title, himself, instead of having it handed down to him.