Big Boi and Andre 3000 are currently on the road for their OutKast reunion tour, and fans are hoping that a new album will follow — but solo deals usually aren’t a good sign for joint projects. Big Boi has revealed that he inked a new deal with Epic Records, where he’ll have the chance to work with his mentor L.A. Reid once again.
“I’m back with [Antonio] L.A Reid and Sylvia Rhone,” he confirmed to the Huffington Post. “Got a brand new situation.”
The Atlanta rapper was previously signed to Def Jam under L.A. Reid’s guidance, where he released Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, and he’s excited to continue their work together.
“That’s my mentor,” he said of Reid. “He understands my music. And one thing about LA Reid, there are no creative restraints. He trusts my ear and lets me make the music I want to make. We love being in business together. That’s my big brother.”
In terms of an album release date, that depends on how the rest of OutKast’s tour pans out.
“The album I’m not gonna rush,” Big Boi explained. “I wanted to put something out before the end of the year. It depends, because me and Dre got a lot of work to do from now until the end of October. But you’re definitely going to get some brand new Big Boi material. Two or three singles before the fall.”
There’s been no positive talk in regards to an OutKast album, so unless these two plan on dropping it Beyonce style, it probably won’t happen anytime soon. “We’re just doing the tour only, just for the fans,” Big Boi told Revolt previously. “That’s all it is, just the tour.”