Big Boi of Outkast made news months back by announcing that he was working on a solo album, but few details have surfaced since. In a recent interview with Vibe, Outkast’s other half spoke on the status of his project.
“I’m going to put 12 songs on there, I’m finished with like nine right now,” says Big Boi. “I plan on releasing a single on December 31 at midnight going into the New Year, ’cause I want all the stuff to be ’08, everything to be brand new. It’s going to be a lot of surprises. We just really trying to bring that good music back.”
While there is no official release date or title, Big Boi said he was leaning toward calling the album Sir Luscious Left Foot. Initial reports listed Sade and Organized Noize among featured guests on the album.
Andre 3000 is also working on a solo album, although the group doesn’t plan to package both works together as they did with Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, which has sold over 11 million copies to date. Big Boi added that he and Andre 3000 will release another Outkast group album after both solo projects are finished.