(AllHipHop News) Big Boi’s 2014 is full of show dates as a member of the reunited OutKast. The ATLien is also working on his third solo album, and according to the Huffington Post, Big Boi’s next LP will be released through Epic Records.
That means Big Boi will be making another reunion. He will now be working with Epic Chairman and CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid. Along with Andre 3000, Big first signed to Reid’s LaFace Records in 1992. He was also signed to Def Jam as a solo artist when Reid was the head of that label.
“That’s my mentor,” said Big about Reid. “He understands my music. And one thing about L.A. Reid, there are no creative restraints. He trusts my ear and let’s me make the music I want to make. We love being in business together. That’s my big brother.”
The deal was finalized on April 12th after OutKast’s comeback appearance at the Coachella Festival. As far as new music from Big Boi, the Atlanta emcee says fans can expect some fresh tracks by the end of the year.
“The album I’m not gonna rush,” said Big Boi. “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.”
Big Boi’s previous solo albums were Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (2010) and Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors (2012). He also released six albums as part of OutKast.
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