Big Boi Becomes First Artist Signed To LA Reid’s New Record Label

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Following his exit from Epic Records last year amid sexual harassment allegations, L.A. Reid has signed Big Boi to his new record label.

READ: Here’s Big Boi’s Response To Andre 3000 Calling Him The Better Outkast Rapper

The Atlanta rapper is now a part of Reid’s HitCo label according to a report from Variety. Through the deal the label is hoping to get Big Boi’s Boomiverse song “All Night” on the radio. The rapper is Reid’s first signing on his new label since leaving his position as CEO of Epic Records following sexual assault allegations. Reid spent nearly six years at Epic as chairman and CEO of the label, having broken artists like Outkast, Usher, TLC, and Toni Braxton.

Late Last year, Big Boi responded to Andre 3000 calling him the better Outkast rapper.

“We’re equally matched. Nobody can stop us, together or separate, and that’s not being cocky, that’s being real. I tip my hat to what he said, but we’re equal,” Big Boi said. “He will kill you and I will destroy you.”

The Speakerboxxx artist was also asked about the possibility of another Outkast album, to which he responded:

“I’ve always said, whenever ‘Dre is ready, I’m always ready. Right now he’s focusing on different things, and we respect that as a brotherhood. We text each other every other day. That’s my brother. We’ve done everything there is to do in music. We won the highest prize, we sold the most records. We started when we were 17 years old — let the man breathe a little bit.”

Source: Variety

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