Big Boi is set to release his new compilation album, Big Boi Presents...Got
Purp? Vol. II through his Atlanta-based record label, Purple Ribbon.
The Purple Ribbon
label showcases a mixture of established artists, as well as up-and-coming MC’s
and R&B singers, with a distinct sound.
to Big Boi’s burgeoning label include rappers Bubba Sparxxx, KonKrete,
Killa Mike and soulful crooners Sleepy Brown and Scar.
"I just want
to add something to the game and make good, quality music,” Big Boi told
AllHipHop.com. “Our sound is top notch and bad-to-the-bone, but most importantly,
it's funk-based. When dogs are purple ribbon bred, it means that they have a
history behind them; a champion pedigree. A Purple Ribbon is the highest-ranking
you can get and all the artists on my label are winners."
Big Boi said he
was extremely influenced by Antonio “L.A.” Reid, who signed Outkast
to his influential Atlanta-based record label, LaFace, which he co-owned with
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, before selling the label for $100 million
dollars to Arista in 2000.
Reid is now head
of the Island Def Jam Music Group.
real business savvy for a while,” Big Boi said. “The team that I
got now and the talent that I got, I just want to make the presence in Atlanta
that much stronger. I want to try and pull together and fill that void that
LaFace left when they were in Atlanta."
Big Boi Presents...Got
Purp? Vol. II is highlighted by an array of tracks including the posse
track "Kryptonite," featuring Big Boi, Killer Mike, C-Bone and Rock
D, as well as the melodic electronic R&B dance tune "U Got Me"
by Scar featuring Big Boi.
The opus features
heavy musical contributions from the labels newest acquisition; stand out R&B
Born in London,
Big Boi hopes Scar will stake out new territory for hip-hop and R & B.
"Scar is hybrid-funk,
but his voice is so classy and so clean,” Big Boi continued. “He’s
really my secret weapon. He’s a dope writer, a great all around performer
and a talented musician. He’s got a story to tell."
Big Boi Presents
… Got Purp Vol. II is slated to hit stores on Nov. 8.