News: Big Boi Kills New Label Rumors, Says New Album "Is Not Even On Def Jam" [Video]
Wednesday, Aug 19, 2009 12:10PM
OutKast's Big Boi has clarified recent rumors of joining the likes of Fabolous, Rick Ross and Jadakiss by signing a deal at Def Jam and said his upcoming Sir Luscious Leftfoot would not drop on the popular label.
While not revealing which company the project will fall under, Boi said he has not inked a deal with Def Jam.
"It's not even on Def Jam," Boi explained in an interview. "It's not even on Def Jam. I was in a little situation, the [journalist] jumped in the interview, we was in the midst of talks and then in the midst of that, some more things happened and we in a great situation right now. That'll be announced very soon. The album should be out I think -- in about 12 weeks maybe. So you know, it's coming real soon." (Maurice Garland)
Boi previously said his move to Def Jam was nearly complete in an interview last month.
"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 regarding his record label situation.
"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)
While the project is being sliced from 16 to 13 cuts, Boi previously announced who made the initial guest features cut.
"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)
A release date for Sir Luscious Leftfoot has not yet been announced.
Check out Big Boi's interview below: