Big Boi’s highly anticipated third album has been announced, along with details surrounding the release. It’s slated to drop on June 16, and will mark the hip-hop artist’s first endeavor with new record label Epic Records.
To cap off the announcement, Big Boi also released a music video for the single “Mic Jack.” Featuring Adam Levine, the video finds the two polar opposite musicians getting into an argument at the dry cleaners, before Daddy Fat Sax miraculously enters multiple alternative realities.
The video goes from weird to totally bizarre, with the “Kryptonite” star finding himself floating through space as an astronaut, strutting around a spaceship with gorgeous woman, and spectating a rather eye-popping car wash. Unfortunately, he finds out that he’s at the wrong dry cleaners.
In promotion for the upcoming LP, Big Boi and Adam Levine performed the track last night on The Voice, where Levine serves as one of the judges. The rapper also delivered a rendition of the song last month on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Boomiverse was revealed last month, with Big Boi releasing audio for the singles “Mic Jack” and “Kill Jill.” The latter features Killer Mike and Jeezy, and finds the rapper at his cerebral best. The album will be the follow-up to 2012’s Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.
The Outkast performer’s last project was with electronic outfit Phantogram, under the moniker Big Grams. Their self-titled EP was released in 2015, and featured collaborations with Run the Jewels, Skrillex and 9th Wonder.
Big Boi came to prominence as one half of the hugely successful hip-hop duo Outkast, before going out on his own for his game-changing 2010 debut album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. The eclectic record is still regarded as one of the best rap albums of the last 15 years, debuting at number 3 on the Billboard 200, as well as single “Shutterbug” breaking into the UK Top 40 Singles Charts.