Those of us who have long waited for a reunion between Big Boi and André 3000 will have to wait much longer — though it’s no lack of trying from the former. In an interview with the Village Voice, Big Boi explains why Dré won’t be making the new album. It seems the other half of Outkast was busy…shaving.
So let’s talk label bullshit. Last album Laface was fronting on clearing André 3000. Is that still the case?
No, that’s all cleared up now. He could’ve been on any song he wanted to. I gave the motherfucker about five songs, but I guess he was just too busy. He said he had to do some Gillette shit [room erupts in laughter]. No for real. He said he had some contractual obligations.
Meanwhile, here’s what happened to Little Dragon’s vocals on Big Boi’s latest single, “Mama Said”:
OK. So what happened with Little Dragon’s former label not clearing them for “Mama Said?”
Well, they left their original label and signed to Universal, so it was like bad blood between Universal and Peace Frog. So when it came time to negotiate clearance it didn’t go so well. But they’re still on the album, and Kelly Rowland is just singing the lyrics Yukimi wrote.