Big Boi, one half of ATL’s greatest rap group and arguably the greatest hip-hop group ever, OutKast, has just inked a solo record deal with Def Jam.
Big Boi announced on Twitter over the weekend that he’d just signed a one-album deal with the label, who will be releasing his long-delayed solo album, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty. Big had previously been signed to Jive Records, who was supposed to release his album but kept pushing it back.
“The ink is on the paper!!! Breaking news!!! It’s official! Big Boi signs solo album deal with Def Jam! More details to come….”
The deal reunites Big Boi with Island Def Jam chairman L.A. Reid, who signed OutKast to LaFace Records in the early 1990s when Big and Andre 3000 were just teenagers.
It’s unknown when Sir Lucious Left Foot will exactly be hitting stores, so stay tuned!
Check out the video for Big Boi’s new single, “Fo Yo Sorrows” featuring Too $hort and the legendary George Clinton: