News: Big Boi Talks Andre 3000 Solo Project, "Dre Is In Atlanta Right Now Working" [Video]

Friday, Jul 17, 2009 3:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Outkast's Big Boi recently spoke on the status of his long-awaited debut album Sir Luscious Leftfoot and confirmed reports of Andre 3000 currently working on his release.

In addition to Dre, Boi said fans could expect an announcement involving his new record deal.

"The status of the solo album is it's coming," Boi promised 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. Dre 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)

He also said Jive caused constant delays in both artists' 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)

Check out Big Boi's interview below:

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