Jive Records can eat a bag of baby dongs.
We’ve waited damn near a decade for new Outkast (no, Idlewild doesn’t count) and Jive records has pretty much guaranteed that the reunion won’t be taking place on Big Boi’s forthcoming album. Big explained the whole scenario to the good folks at the Gentleman’s Quarterly.
This morning, the tracklist for the final version of Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty hit the internet, and none of the songs you’ve recorded with Dré are on there. No “Royal Flush,” and no “Lookin For Ya.” What gives?
Well, basically it boils down to Jive Records. That’s how they do it. 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 Dré from being on my record. We can’t be on songs together now.
So because OutKast as a group is signed to Jive, they’re able to legally block the two of you from working together?
Au contraire! They cannot block it. Au contraire. Either they’re going to do it the right way, or they’re going to do it my way. How you wanna do it? The fans thirst will be quenched. You know, I’m no stranger to that internet, baby. So you already know what time it is. The thirst of the fans will be quenched.
“Royal Flush” with Dré and Raekwon has been out since 2008, but you’re saying we will be hearing “Lookin For Ya” [with André] even though it’s not on the album?
I guarantee it.
Chico Dusty didn’t raise a liar. Sir Lucious liberated the track last night. The good news is my self-imposed fast from leaked tracks from Big Boi can end as this song doesn’t technically count. The bad news is the obvious fact that those ritzy bastards at Jive have pretty much nixed any new Outkast material over the fact that Big Boi wanted to release his music on an actually viable record label.
I don’t know how much traction this can get…but who’s with me on boycotting Jive until they give Three Stacks his freedom papers and allow us to hear Outkast together on …Chico Dusty? We deserve it.