Outkast’s Big Boi signs to Def Jam for Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty; Raekwon, George Clinton guest

Outkast's Big Boi signs to Def Jam for Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty; Raekwon, George Clinton guest

It looks like it’s not just an elaborate and long-winded title anymore, because it’s confirmed that Big Boi’s Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty will finally be released via Def Jam Records. The rapper, one-half of Outkast, used his trusty Twitter account to tweet: “BREAKING NEWS!!!! It’s Official Big Boi signs solo album Deal with Def Jam!!!!! More details to come…” Moments later: “Ink is on paper.”

The album has been in the works for almost three years now and was originally scheduled for release at the end of 2008 on La Face/Zomba. Big Boi finished the album months ago and, while searching for an appropriate home, has been releasing singles from the album like they were coins at an arcade. We’ve already been graced with “Royal Flush,” which features Andre 3000 and Raekwon; “Sumthin’s Gotta Give” with Mary J. Blige; “Fo Yo Sorrows” with George Clinton and Too $hort; and most recently, “Shine Blockas” with Gucci Mane.

There’s been a lot of stops and starts with this project,” Boi informed Billboard. “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 11 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.”

• Big Boi: http://www.myspace.com/bigboi
• Def Jam: http://www.defjam.com

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