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Big Boi Hopes to Reunite with André 3000 on New LP

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Here at PopCrush we miss OutKast. Their last album 2003′s ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’ was a hip-hop tour de force of crunk-out club jams and beautiful love songs. Sadly, the dynamic rap duo haven’t appeared together on a song in over two years.

However, Big Boi is optimistic that he will be able to get his partner-in-rhyme André 3000 to duet with him for his next solo album, ‘Daddy Fat Sax.’ “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,” he told Rolling Stone, referring to the ‘X-Factor’ judge’s new position as CEO & Chairman of Epic Records. “L.A. has permission to make it happen now. So I hope it does, and I don’t really see why it won’t.”

Big Boi’s first attempt to reunite with André 3000 somewhat failed. The duo appeared on the track ‘Lookin’ For Ya,’ but it was omitted at the last minute from Boi’s 2010 debut solo album, ‘Sir Lucious Left Foot: the Son of Chico Dusty,’ because of resistance from Jive Records.

You see, OutKast as a group are signed with Jive Records, while Boi, as a solo artist, is signed with Def Jam. Jive didn’t like the idea of the two rapping together on a song for Boi’s album so they said, “No.” It’s a tangled web of record label politics getting in the way of good music. Hopefully, Reid will make it happen the second time around.

In the meantime, Sir Lucious is still in the studio working on ‘Daddy Fat Sax.’ So far, he has 17 tunes in the can for the project. The Atlanta rhyme-spitter would only confirm one special guest on the LP — hip-pop songbird Janelle Monáe. When asked about their collaboration, Big Boi teased, “Expect the unexpected.” If it’s anything like the bouncy retro-soul track ‘Tightrope,’ than expect a hyped-up jam to shake your booty to.

Big Boi hopes to release ‘Daddy Fat Sax’ by the end of the year.

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