V Exclusive: Big Boi Talks Raekwon And Janelle Monae Collabo On New Album, Working With Andre 3000

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By: Mikey Fresh / January 20, 2011

There isn’t a stone left unturned for ATL’s Big Boi.

Teaming up with symbolic whiskey distiller Crown Royal, one-half of Outkast has become the new face for the company’s premium liquor Crown Royal Black. The rapper also lent his hand in designing the bottle’s limited edition carrying bag. Accompanying products ranging from a jacket by Undrcrwn, Rocksmith sunglasses, and duffel bag by designer Brian Wood were also blessed by Big Boi’s keen fashion sense.

While at the launch event for the drink in New York City, the rapper shed some light on his next solo album.

“I’ve been working on the new record Daddy Fat Sax and really just taking on beats for outside artists. I got the group Vonnegutt and a couple joints from Killer Mike,” he continues.

“I have music that’s a continuation from what I was working with the Left Foot album. I’m trying to narrow it down from like seventy-seven records. I’m trying to cut it down, I’m only going to give them ten records this time.”

Though guest appearances were kept to a minimum on his first solo LP Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, Boi revealed an impressive collabo that he’s been holding for his follow up.

“I got a track right now that’s me, Raekwon, and Janelle Monae that I recorded for Sir Lucious Left Foot,” he told VIBE from that back room of Anchor Bar.

When asked if his long time running mate, Andre 3000 would also be making a guest appearance, the rapper remained hopeful but said it was in the hands of Jive at this point.

“[Andre] on the Daddy Fat Sax album? Hopefully, if Jive lets it happen. But I’m definitely going to be on his next record.”

No official release has been set for Big Boi’s second solo album, Daddy Fat Sax.