Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, the long-awaited, much anticipated solo album from OutKast’s Big Boi, will finally hit record-store shelves July 6, thanks to the good folks at Def Jam. And now the album has both cheesy 80s jazz-looking cover art (above) and a tracklist, which you can see below.
As you can see, the album includes faves like “Shutterbugg”, “Shine Blockas”, and “Fo Yo Sorrows”, as well as the champion-status new track “General Patton”. It also includes a ton of collaborations– folks like T.I., Janelle Monáe, Sleepy Brown, Jamie Foxx, B.o.B., and the awesomely named Vonnegutt will all appear. But one person conspicuously absent from that tracklist is Big Boi’s OutKast partner Andre 3000.
According to Big Boi himself, Andre’s absence isn’t a sign of inter-OutKast discord. Rather, Andre isn’t on the album because of drama with Jive, Big Boi’s old label. On his Twitter yesterday, Big Boi wrote, “Jive Records is trying to block 3 Stacks from being on the album. Boi Stop!!!!” A couple of hours later, Big tweeted, “The Andre 3000 records r on deck..Stay Tuned !!!!!!!!!!!!”
Around the same time, an Andre 3000 collaboration called “Lookin’ for Ya” mysteriously surfaced online. Andre’s verse from the song leaked last year, but the whole thing is out there now, and you can download it from 2DopeBoyz.
In an interview with GQ yesterday, Big Boi explained the conflict. “Jive Records told me my album is a piece of art, and they didn’t know what to do with it. So I moved it over to Def Jam. And now Jive is trying to block Dre from being on my record. We can’t be on songs together now.”
Even if Andre’s absence remains an affront to humanity, Big did also helpfully point out that Andre will appear on Sir Lucious Left Foot in one way: He produced the Yelawolf collaboration “You Ain’t No DJ”.
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty:
01 Feel Me (Intro)
02 Daddy Fat Sax
03 Turns Me On [ft. Sleepy Brown & Joi]
04 Follow Us [ft. Vonnegutt]
05 Shutterbugg [ft. Cutty]
06 General Patton
07 Tangerine [ft. T.I. & Khujo Goodie]
08 You Ain’t No DJ [ft. Yelawolf]
09 Hustle Blood [ft. Jamie Foxx]
10 Be Still [ft. Janelle Monáe]
11 Fo Yo Sorrows [ft. George Clinton, Too $hort & Sam Chris]
12 Night Night [ft. B.o.B & Joi]
13 Shine Blockas [ft. Gucci Mane]
14 The Train Pt. 2 (Sir Lucious Left Foot Saves the Day) [ft. Sam Chris]
15 Back Up Plan