Interview: Big Boi on New Outkast Album
by Alaina O'Connor
Big Boi finally delivered his long-awaited solo album, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty this week (download here) and between promoting his current collection, working on a follow-up, Daddy Fat Sax (slated to be released late 2011), and juggling a handful of other projects, he’s got a lot on his hands. Big Boi is juggling, or as he put it, “tinkering with,” a lot of things right now, including partner Andre 3000’s solo disc. So does the Atlanta rapper think he’ll have time to work on a new Outkast album?
“I got about four, five songs that I’m tinkering with right now, but at the same time, there’s a couple of records that we picked out for the Outkast record too,” he explained. “So while Dre is working on his records, we’re kinda, with Organized Noize, seeing what’s gonna go for the ‘Kast album.”
Big Boi said that even though he’s busy with all that, he’s still finding time in his days to pump out his own ideas.
“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.”
Big Boi’s Sir Lucious Left Foot – which was released on July 6th – features collaborations with T.I., Gucci Mane and Janelle Monáe, among others, while Andre 3000, Lil Jon and Scott Storch provide production assistance.