News: Big Boi Breaks Big News, Headed To Def Jam Records

Saturday, Jul 18, 2009 10:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

OutKast's Big Boi has confirmed recent reports of his departure from Jive Records and will join the likes of Fabolous, Rick Ross and Jadakiss at Def Jam.

No longer holding back from the big announcement he has promoted over the past few months, Boi said the move is on the verge of approval.

"The lawyers just have to finish their lawyering," Big explained, and added that he was happy to be working with LaFace co-founder and current Island Def Jam Chairman and CEO LA Reid again, since "he's been with us since the beginning." As Big put it, "I just gave you the scoop of the century, man." (EyeWeekly)

Boi recently promised an announcement would be made.

"The status of the solo album is it's coming," Boi said in an interview. "September it'll be here. Gotta new label situation that everybody gonna hear about real soon. I can't give it to you right now, we gotta ink it. It's going down, I think a lot of people are gonna see where we're going with it. Complete that album, working on some other new stuff right now. [Andre 3000] is in Atlanta right now working on his solo record, he cut a couple of records. Then we'll have a new Outkast album...I know y'all been waiting man, it took me like two years to finish it. I'm very satisfied. The label is ecstatic." (DJ Booth)

He previously revealed details behind his new solo album.

"The [solo] album is 16 cuts, everything brand new," he explained in an interview. "Featured on the record I have T.I., Too Short, George Clinton, Andre 3000 of course, Raekwon, Mary J. Blige, it's really, I use my features on the album as an extra ingredient as to different songs." (iHipHop)

Boi recently said his label dispute with Jive Records has been resolved.

"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 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)

Sir Luscious Leftfoot is now due in stores September 2009.

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