Big Boi tells Rolling Stone magazine that there’s a chance and he OutKast comrade Andre 3000 will collaborate on Mr. Big’s next solo album, “Daddy Fat Sax.”
While not quite an OutKast reunion, it’s the closest fans have had since the duo’s last official release in 2006.
An excerpt from the story:
“I think it’s very much possible because we have L.A. Reid in our corner now, and he was the first to sign Outkast,” Big Boi said, referring to the record executive’s recent jump from chairman of Island Def Jam Music Group to Epic Records. If all goes well, that move should undo the label roadblocks (Big Boi has a solo deal with Def Jam, while Outkast is signed to Jive) that kept the pair’s “Lookin’ for Ya” collaboration off of Big Boi’s 2010 solo debut, “Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty.”
The rapper recently unveiled the news that he has 17 songs ready for “Fat Sax,” which he hopes to release by the end of the year. One of the tracks features fellow Atlantan Janelle Monáe. All Mr. Big would tell the mag about that collaboration was to “expect the unexpected.”
Big Boi is performing Monday night in Washington D.C. as part of his Crown Life-sponsored tour. The show will stream live on www.rollingstone.com beginning at 9:30 p.m.
Read the whole Rolling Stone story here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/big-boi-andre-3000-cameo-very-much-possible-on-next-album-20110722
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