Big Boi: Summer Album Preview 2010


Rapper Big Boi of Outkast performs during the 2009 Rock the Bells concert at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on July 19, 2009 in Wantagh, New York.

"Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty"

(Def Jam, July 6)

Big Boi's long-delayed stand-alone solo album is finally on the runway. Helping the project take flight is funky lead single "Shutterbug," produced by Scott Storch.

Other tracks include the bassy "Turns Me On," produced by longtime OutKast collaborator Organized Noize and featuring Sleepy Brown; the tambourine-heavy "Tangerine," featuring T.I.; and "Hustle Blood," a seductive cut produced by Lil Jon and featuring Jamie Foxx. During the last three years of recording the album, Big Boi has leaked several tracks, among them "Royal Flush," with his OutKast partner André 3000 and Raekwon, and "Shine Blockas," featuring Gucci Mane.

Reminiscent in part of classic OutKast albums "Stankonia" and "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below," "Sir Luscious" marks Big Boi's reunion with Island Def Jam chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid. He signed OutKast to its first record deal with his and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds' LaFace Records in the early '90s.

"It feels good to be back with family," Big Boi says. "[This journey] has been about grinding and being a top-of-the-line MC. That's what Dre and I do best."

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