Former FADER editor Will Welch hit Big Boi up to figure out why Andre wasn't making an appearance on the final version of Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, and—big surprise!—it all comes down to label politics. Bummer. Based on what we've heard, though, Big Boi's record is going to sound pretty ridiculous no matter what, and these songs have a way of getting onto the internet anyway. So: here it is. This is an Outkast song even if it's not labeled as such, and for that we will always be stoked. Sir Luscious drops July 6th, our personal compilation of non-album Outkast songs drops in like an hour when we finish making it. Still great!
photographer Jonathan Mannion