Big Boi’s Solo Album “Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty” Quickly Deemed An Outkast To Sales
Big Boi’s new Solo Project was released on July 6th 2010 and had less than average first week sales. His album “Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty” pulled in a measly 60,000 copies sold during it’s first week on the stands.
With the release of “Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty,” our fears that Outkast is no more has been made official. Big Boi has now treaded into the waters of Solo Rap Artist and from the looks of it they are clearly troubled waters.
Just for a quick comparison as to how bad 60,000 copies sold is let’s jump focus to Eminem. Eminem who has been a solo-artist for his entire rap-career recently released “Recovery” which sold roughly 710,000 copies during it’s first week. As you can see, Big Boi who is known for his duo with Andre 3000 in Outkast is not favoring so well as a solo artist.
Coming off of a less than stellar Outkast album entitled “Idlewild,” Big Boi has finally cut the cord with his long-time partner Andre 3000. Before rumors began to fly about the Outkast duo breaking up, they released a 2-disc album under the name of Outkast. Now this album entitled “Speakerboxx/The Love Below” consisted of two separate discs in which Big Boi and Andre 3000 worked as solo artists on.
While the record “Speakerboxx/The Love Below” has sold well over 15 million copies (making it the duo’s best selling album to date) and was released under the duo’s name “Outkast”, it was a sign that an inevitable parting of ways was in the making.
Maybe with the failure of his first solo album, Big Boi will rethink leaving Outkast and the dynamic rapping duo will make a comeback, stronger than ever.
If you find yourself still a fan of Big Boi, check out his new solo-album “Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty” which is in stores now.
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