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Big Boi Signs Deal With Epic Records

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After two successful albums on Island Def Jam, Big Boi has left the storied label and found a new home with Epic Records.

The OutKast member revealed to the Huffington Post that he has inked a deal with Epic Records for his next solo project.

“I just signed a deal with Epic Records,” he said. “So I’m back with L.A. Reid and Sylvia Rhone. Got a brand new situation.”

It seems like a good fit for the Atlanta rapper. Big Boi has a long history with veteran music executive Antonio “L.A.” Reid.

It began in 1992, when the music mogul signed OutKast to his LaFace Records imprint. Then in 2010, when Reid was the CEO of Island Def Jam, Boi signed a solo deal and released ‘Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty’ in 2010 and ‘Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors’ in 2012.

And now Big Boi starts a new musical chapter with Reid at Epic Records.

“That’s my mentor,” he said. “He understands my music. And one thing about L.A. Reid, there are no creative restraints. He trusts my ear and let’s me make the music I want to make. We love being in business together. That’s my big brother.”

No official release date has been set for the rapper’s third solo project. “The album I’m not gonna rush,” he said. “I wanted to put something out before the end of the year.”

In the meantime, Big Boi is busy touring with fellow ‘Kast member Andre 3000 on their reunion trek. The dynamic duo is embarking on a 40-city jaunt of musical festivals this summer.

Congratulations to Big Boi on his new record deal with Epic Records. Stank ya very much!

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