Outkast’s Big Boi Reveals Andre 3000′s Expanded Role On Solo Project
The Outkast rapper previewed selections from the album to media on Monday, including the record’s first single, “Shutterbug.” The syncopated, funk-drenched number finds the flashy MC toasting festive club nights.
“Now party people in the club, it’s time to cut a rug/ And throw your drinks in the sky just for the shutterbugs,” Big raps on the hook.
“Shutterbug” is the latest in a string of Big Boi tracks to hit the airwaves. The long-delayed album failed to materialize after the release of other songs, including the Mary J. Blige-assisted “Sumthin’s Gotta Give” and “Royal Flush,” featuring Outkast partner Andre 3000. But all that seems about to change.
In an interview with DJ Delz Big Boi revealed that Andre 3000 would be featured prominently throughout the Sir Lucious Left Foot project.
The aforementioned “Royal Flush,” produced by Three Stacks himself, reunites the Outkast duo, as does “Looking for You,” produced by Boi-1da, perhaps best known for his work on Drake’s “Best I Ever Had.”
“It’s me and Stacks, two verses a piece, back to back, lyrical manslaughter,” Big Boi said of the latter collaboration. “Who’s better than the ‘Kast? Nobody.”
Next up, according to the pair’s plan, Andre 3000 will release a proper solo debut before the two come together again for an Outkast album, which will be their first since 2006′s Idlewild, the soundtrack to the movie of the same name.