Following his Coachella reunion with André 3000, Big Boi talked to The Hollywood Reporter about his imminent plans, including news on his follow-up to Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, a collaborative release with Phantogram, and an update on songs he made with Modest Mouse.
Of the Outkast reunion, he said, “It’s been good.” He described the first weekend of Coachella as jumping “into the deep end of the pool.”
He said he’ll be working on his next solo album while on the road with André and aims to release the LP this year. “You’ll definitely get a couple of songs before the end of the year,” he said. “Whether the project is done or not just depends on how wild this road gets.” He also mentioned that he’s looking for “a sonically different sound than what’s out there” and said he’s been listening to Majical Cloudz.
Phantogram—who previously appeared on his Vicious Lies single “Lines”—and Big Boi have an EP of material recorded, and the rapper said he’d be open to expanding it to an LP. He said it likely won’t come out until after his next solo album is released.
Regarding the three songs he worked on with Modest Mouse back in 2011 on Stankonia, he said:
“I’ve been asking Isaac [Brock] when they gonna do it, man. We’ve got these songs they’ve been sitting on forever. I saw him a couple months ago and they’re working on some additions to what we did. I don’t know. It’s a crazy camp over there. It’s coming. Talk to him! He’s the boss.”