BET recently caught up with Big Boi of the legendary duo Outkast to discuss his upcoming sophomore solo album. The Atlanta rapper explained that the project, which was formally titled Daddy Fat Sax: Soul Funk Crusader, will be an eclectic mix of genres blended with Hip Hop. He also added that some features will include folk rock groupModest Mouse, Mumford & Sons, Lana Del Ray and Swedish electro group Little Dragon.
“The music I’m making right now is some of the best music I’ve made in my life,” he said. “Every different genre of music will be used. Hip hop is the least thing I listen to right now. I’ve been listening to lots of folk, bluegrass and rock. Groups like Mumford & Sons, Lana Del Rey.”
Big Boi also spoke his rumored reunion with Outkast partner Andre 3000 and the possibility of a new album. He explained that while he and Three Stacks have always been recording music together, there is very little chance of a new Outkast album coming anytime soon. He added that both members are more focused on their solo pursuits at this moment in time.
“I said we were working on music, not the Outkast album,” he said. “Sometimes he comes to the studio and be in my sessions just checking out music. People get excited when they see us in the studio together, but it was never for one specific project. Sometimes Dre’s in the studio listening to my new music.”
He added, “Everybody was pursuing just different things at the time. Andre wanted to focus more on acting. I’m really just still in love with the music, so I’ve just been recording the whole time…I just like to make music. I can go either way, solo or Outkast. My whole thing is just to keep the recording process going. When it’s time to do the Outkast record we’ll do it, but right now it’s solo time.”