OutKast member to release solo album

Big Boi denies duo are to split

Outkast member Big Boi is set to release a solo album.

Although unfinished, the rapper is hoping to release ’Sir Luscious Left Foot’ early next year.

However, he denied that this meant the band were to split. He said that the solo release would be followed by a full Outkast release.

Big Boi told Vibe that fans can expect to hear the first single from his effort at midnight on New Year’s Eve.

He said: “I want all the stuff to be ’08, everything to be brand new. I’m going to put 12 songs on (’Sir Luscious Left Foot’), I’m finished with like nine right now. Production is by Organized Noize.”