News: OutKast's Big Boi Loads Up, Promises To Deliver A "Straight Lyrical Assassin"
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011 12:15PM
OutKast's Big Boi recently provided fans with an update on his forthcoming Daddy Fat Sax sophomore solo album and said hip-hop heads can expect to hear a lyrical assassination.
While he has not provided a deadline, Boi said the follow-up to last year's Sir Lucious Leftfoot is already set for retail.
The Atlanta native revealed that he's 17 songs into Daddy Fat Sax and could release it tomorrow if he wanted to. "I'mma marinate on it because I'm on the road. I feel good about it, all the music's sounding great." Sir Lucious Leftfoot also touched on the overall sound of the album, saying that it would be "S-A-X-X-X triple unadulterated funk to the extremest level." He also went on to say, "Straight lyrical assassin, and the beats are going to be as hard hitting as always. I'mma let everything else be a surprise, and just let it speak for itself." (Complex)
Last February, he said the project had six songs already in the chamber.
When he's not on the virtual gridiron -- where, he says, he enjoys playing either as Tom Brady and the New England Patriots or his hometown Atlanta Falcons -- Big Boi is keeping busy with new music. The 36-year-old says he's "five or six songs deep" into his next album, the follow-up to 2010's acclaimed "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty." "I'm in the studio working on some new material, producing a couple records for outside artists and on tour," he explains. "I'm booked up until September. While I'm not on the road I'm in the studio, rockin' shows and droppin' flow." (Billboard)
In 2010, Boi talked about some initial concepts for his Sir Lucious follow-up.
"I got about four, five songs that I'm tinkering with right now," Big Boi told MTV News about Daddy Fat Sax, tentatively slated for a late-2011 release. "But at the same time, there's a couple of records that we picked out for the Outkast record too. So while [Andre 3000] is working on his records, we're kinda, with Organized Noize, seeing what's gonna go for the 'Kast album. And at the same time, with the beats I already got, I'm just making the most out of my time, whether I'm on the road touring or just on the bus or whatever; just putting ideas down." (MTV)
The Atlanta rapper previously vouched to keep silent on any projects outside of Sir Lucious Left Foot.
The more visible OutKast member says he's frequently asked about the long-awaited project from him and André 3000, but things could get ugly if he spills the beans. "When I do interviews and they ask where the OutKast album is, I have to tell them it's top-secret information, and that me and Andre 3000 will have to put something to your temple if I say something about it," he tells SPIN magazine. The duo made a promise not to speak about their next collaborative effort until the release is near. "We made a pact that we will not disclose any information until it's about to come out," he reveals. (Rap-Up)
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