News: Big Boi Defends "Sir Luscious" 2 Year Album Delay, "It's Like Your Baby"
Tuesday, Dec 8, 2009 5:45PM
After keeping fans waiting for more than two years, OutKast's Big Boi has justified the delays that his debut solo project, Sir Luscious Left Foot, has faced.
The Southern emcee says he viewed the album like it was his own child.
"Every song that I put out sounds totally different from the previous songs I put out. I slow-cooked this album and, man, I'm just so happy it's about to come out. I cannot wait to give it to the fans," Boi explained in an interview. "There's been a lot of stops and stars with this project. I've just been trying to make sure we've got the right avenues and the right brains and mindsets together to get the marketing and promoting behind it. When you work on something for, like, two years and 11 months, it's like your baby. You want to make sure that everybody has taken the project the way they're supposed to be taking it and the set-up is right." (Billboard)
The rapper previously said his delay was due to label complications with Jive.
"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)
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 Left Foot has not yet been announced.
Check out Big Boi's interview below: