Big Boi Talks New Album And Squashes Rumors Of Outkast Breakup
Outkast’s André “André 3000″ Benjamin and Antwan “Big Boi” Patton couldn’t be more different, and over the years, this difference has led to recurring speculation that the duo are at odds with each other and are no longer together as a group. But according to Big Boi, who’s currently promoting his latest effort, Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, that couldn’t be further from the truth. He told the New York Post during a recent interview:
“We are brothers. Anything you ever read about us having any animosity towards each other is a lie. I could see, though, someone looking at the album and not seeing his name as a guest and being like, ‘See, they are fighting or they do hate each other.’ But obviously that’s not that case at all.”
Although André doesn’t appear as a guest on Sir Luscious due to contractual issues with Jive Records (one of the many issues that led to Big Boi’s departure from the label as a solo act and signing with Def Jam), he did contribute his production skills to the project on a track called “You Ain’t No DJ,” featuring Yelawolf.
As for the next Outkast album, Big Boi promises it’ll happen and that it’ll be worth the wait:
“[André] and I are going to really outdo ourselves on the next Outkast album. Our fans have been loyal and waited a long time. We are going to quench their thirst with something they have never heard before or could have imagined.”
I think I can safely speak for hip-hop fans everywhere when I say we can’t wait.