OutKast's Big Boi is putting the finishing touches on his first solo album, "Sir Luscious Left Foot ... Son of Chico Dusty," due later this year via Laface/Zomba. The first single is "Royal Flush" fea

OutKast's Big Boi is putting the finishing touches on his first solo album, "Sir Luscious Left Foot ... Son of Chico Dusty," due later this year via Laface/Zomba. The first single is "Royal Flush" featuring OutKast colleague Andre 3000 and Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon.

"I'm shooting to finish the album by the end of August," Big Boi tells Billboard.com.

The MC worked with his usual Organized Noise production crew as well as long-time collaborator Mr. DJ on "Sir Luscious," the second single from which will be "The World is Too Big" featuring Mary J. Blige.

"This album is Big Boi to the extreme," the rapper says. "It's like a recession special. I'm talking about what's going on in the world, with everything from rising gas prices to the election. It's just my insights on life up to this point."

Longtime OutKast video director Bryan Barber will helm a clip for "Royal Flush" in the coming weeks. And while Raekwon will be featured in the video, Big Boi was unsure whether Andre 3000's schedule would allow him to appear as well.

Last month, Big Boi debuted his "Big" collaboration with the Atlanta Ballet at the city's Fox Theater. Now, the MC is in talks with concert promotion giants AEG and Live Nation to take the show on an international tour.

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