Instead of giving the news to Big Boi straight, Jive Records has put him out there and made him look dumb. For the past two and a half years, Big Boi has spoken of a new album. But, during his time with Jive Records, the label did not let him release new music. Fed up, Big Boi reached a solo deal with Def Jam.
Big Boi will release his debut album, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty on July 6 on Def Jam. With a new label, he is confident his album will sell. However, regardless of the label he records with, Big Boi wants Andre 3000 on his album. There is a chance Jive Records will keep Dre from being on the album.
While Big Boi knows he can be a very big-name star in his own right, he is not comfortable with the idea of recording an album and not featuring Andre 3000 on it. Knowing this, Jive Records stopped a track recorded with Andre 3000 from appearing on the album. After discovering Jivve Records had Andre 300 taken off of his album, Big Boi went straight to the media. He informed the public of just how selfish the label was being towards him. As a result of their wrongdoing, Big Boi was able to have Andre 3000 on his album after all.