May 11, 2014


Big Boi Is Working On His New Album

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Rodrigo Vaz/FilmMagic

You can shake it like a Polaroid picture for a little bit longer as Outkast continues to decimate their 40-strong mega stage reunion tour, but it looks like Big Boi's got other plans after this festival jaunt--and they don't necessarily involve André 3000.

Big Boi's revealed that he's inked a new record deal with Epic, and that the plans were set almost as soon as the Outkast tour was in motion: "I'm back with L.A. Reid and Sylvia Rhone. Got a brand new situation. I signed the deal the day after the first Coachella date, that Saturday."

Reid, who Big Boi refers to as his mentor and "big brother," was the one to initially sign the ATLiens to LaFace back in 1992, and he's also headed up Big Boi's prior solo releases. Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors was the last Big Boi album to drop in 2012. It's been a minute, but Big Boi's taking his time heading back to the studio: "I'm not gonna rush [the album]," he said. "I wanted to put something out before the end of the year. It depends, because me and Dre got a lot of work to do from now until the end of October. [But] you're definitely going to get some brand new Big Boi material. Two or three singles before the fall."

Though Big Boi's returning to the booth, it looks like he'll remain solo for the time being as he's previously mentioned that there are no plans to add a new Outkast record to their discography.