Big Boi Discusses Upcoming Solo Album, Outkast’s Coachella Gigs, Phantogram & Modest Mouse Collaborations

    Antwan “Big Boi” Patton met up with the Hollywood Reporter for a brief chat about his many plans for the rest of the year, which are not limited to the 40+ string of dates he will be performing with Outkast. The rapper is currently working on his third proper solo album, with the intention of finishing the recording process in between live Outkast and solo dates: “You’ll definitely get a couple of songs before the end of the year. Whether the project is done or not just depends on how wild this road gets.”

    Big Boi remarked that getting back together with Andre 3000 was thanks to “keeping an open mind” and that the reunion so far “has been fun.” He also hinted at some changes to Outkast’s setlist for the second weekend of Coachella: “We had to cut ‘Player’s Ball’ and ‘Chronomentrophobia’ because of the time constraints. But there’s probably a couple songs [fans] didn’t hear then they’re gonna hear this time.”

    Lastly, the Atlanta top dog discussed his work with indie band Phantogram, and the material he put together with Modest Mouse for the band’s highly-anticipated sixth LP. Phantogram and Patton’s EP, Big Grams, is currently shaping up as an EP, but the rapper said he’s open to it becoming a full length record (after the release of Big Boi’s next solo LP, that is). As far as the three Modest Mouse songs recorded at Stankonia are concerned, Big Boi said the next move is really up to Isaac Brock and the gang right now: “We’ve got these songs they’ve been sitting on forever. I saw him [Brock] a couple months ago and they’re working on some additions to what we did. I don’t know. It’s a crazy camp over there. It’s coming. Talk to him! He’s the boss.” 

    Read the full article after the jump, and listen to Phantogram and Big Boi’s “Objectum Shalamar” below: