News: Big Boi Overcomes Label Woes, "There Will Be A Big Announcement Coming"
Monday, Jun 1, 2009 1:45PM
Outkast's Big Boi recently proclaimed his label dispute with Jive Records has finally been resolved and he said a "big announcement" and his solo project Sir Luscious Leftfoot will be coming out soon.
The rapper, who has blamed the label for Outkast delays, said past issues are now obsolete.
"The push backs have just really been trying to get the situation together with the record label, and trying to learn a new system," Boi said in an interview. "There are some talks going on right now. I can't really release it right now. Probably within the next week or so, there will be a big announcement coming out and the album will be out this summer, believe it, it's done, it's it in the can and I'm very happy with it. We got to clearing it up. It was just a new system and releasing new music in a new system that hasn't really been apart of our careers. It's been a change but I think we've reached some type of median right now which is going to lead to that big announcement that is going to come up in the next week or so. I'm just very happy about the situation right now. I can't wait to let the world know when it's coming out." (Word of South)
Boi previously said Jive Records caused constant delays in his projects.
"Jive Records, man," Boi said, whose contract was adopted by Jive after Arista dissolved its roster in 2004. "You know what goes with Jive? Shuckin' and jivin'. And the fans have been thinking it's me and [Andre 3000]. You can't work on music for two-plus years and just give it to a label and they just f*ck it up...It's like I'm indie right now, but they won't let us out the contract. The Clipse said it best [on 'Mr. Me Too'] when they said 'they weren't playing fair at Jive.' They don't want to spend the money, but the music's gonna make its own way." (Rolling Stone)
Artists like Sha Money XL have recently voiced their problems with record companies.
"Honestly, G-Unit is going through a new phase right now and Interscope right now is not the best home for them," Sha said in an interview. "It's a point in time where employees and everybody just not ethused enough to making things move forward and the staff...honestly, everybody rode off the G-Unit wave. They didn't have to f*cking work, we f*cking created the wave and they rode it. So soon as it's time to work and they gotta show and prove, ain't nobody show and proved and f*cking getting radio and nobody doing what they gotta do 'cause it's a f*cking c*ck sucking industry, aight? So everybody rode the wave and now we're sitting here wondering what the f*ck is wrong with Interscope. They never had to f*cking work in the beginning, I'm sorry Jimmy [Iovine] but it's the truth. Get better f*cking employees." (The Urban Daily)
Originally scheduled to drop last year, Boi previously spoke with SOHH about the concept behind his upcoming release.
"The concept is basically the grown version of Big Boi," he said. "I came out on Southerplayalistic at 15-16 years-old, I was Big Boi. I've matured, I've been around the world and I have grown up, so now it's all about 'Sir Luscious Leftfoot,' the knight in rhyming armor is here." (SOHH)
As of today (June 1), a release date has not yet been set for the new album.