Outkast’s Antwan ‘Big Boi’ Patton has announced that he and bandmate Andre ‘Andre 3000′ Benjamin will both release solo albums next year, plus, if fans are nice enough about those releases, a new Outkast album too.
Speaking to Billboard, Patton said: “This is all in the next year or so. Starting with my album coming at the top of the year, Dre 3000 right after me. And when the solo albums come out, depending on how the fans support them, then we’re gonna give them the Outkast album”.
Patton’s solo album is the long-in-production ‘Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty’, which includes collaborations with Raekwon, Mary J. Blige, George Clinton, Gucci Mane, Lil Jon, TI and Jamie Foxx. Of the long wait fans have had for the album, he says: “I slow-cooked this album and, man, I’m just so happy it’s about to come out. I cannot wait to give it to the fans. There’s been a lot of stops and stars with this project. I’ve just been trying to make sure we’ve got the right avenues and the right brains and mindsets together to get the marketing and promoting behind it. When you work on something for, like, two years and eleven months, it’s like your baby. You want to make sure that everybody has taken the project the way they’re supposed to be taking it and the set-up is right”.
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