News: Big Boi Preps Def Jam Debut Album For Summer Release

Friday, Apr 9, 2010 4:55PM

Written by Rosario Harper

OutKast's Big Boi has announced the release date for his upcoming Def Jam solo album, Sir Luscious Left Foot.

Writing on his popular Twitter page, the Southern rapper said fans could anticipate a July release.

"BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!! Sir Lucious Left Foot ..... The son of chico dusty official release date July 6th! Yay," he wrote Thursday (April 8) afternoon. "We at the mansion in Miami tonite..fall through ! RT @njfuture: I'll be at the Mansion tonight to celebrate with Big Boi for his Def Jam signing party. Congrats playa." (Big Boi's Twitter)

The project will reportedly feature multiple Andre 3000 collaborations.

"It's already done," Boi said referring to new Andre 3000 collaborations. "We got three songs on the record, I ain't played that yet, I got to save something to hold it. Dre actually produced a record and we got a record that was produced by Boi-1da and it's me and Stacks, two verses a piece, back to back, just a lyrical manslaughter. Like, who better than the Kast n*gga? Nobody." (DJ Delz TV)

This week, Boi released a new single from his album called "Shutterbugg."

More than ten months after resolving legal issues holding up his new solo album, Big Boi is finally sharing his new music. The rapper and occasional ballet producer is kicking off what appears to be the official promotion for his long-awaited Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty with "Shutterbugg", a futuristic slice of funk deliciousness produced by Scott Storch, who's back on his game after a, uh, small rough patch. See if you can keep up with Big Boi as he rides the intricate beat, speaking up for Atlanta and proving that he hasn't lost a step. (Idolator)

His recently confirmed being signed to Def Jam Records for a one-album deal.

"It was a lot of behind the scenes, label politics," Boi told hip-hop personality Gyant referring to his album delay. "A lot of people don't know, we started at LaFace Records with LA Reid...as of maybe three weeks ago [Jive] gave me the opportunity to take the album elsewhere, I called my big brother LA Reid, he said meet me in Miami the next day. We flew to Miami, played him the music, he said let's do it, deal is done..I'm not even concerned about nothing but me. People might say [Def Jam] doesn't have any hot artists but he got the number one record with Ludacris' last week...my album is a musical nuclear bomb...The OutKast album, I can't really say which label it'll be on because I really don't know which label it's gonna fall. I'm gonna put my solo album out first, Dre is working with his solo album right now..." (Gyant Unplugged)

Sir Luscious Left Foot drops Tuesday, July 6th.

Check out Big Boi speaking on Andre 3000 below:

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