Album details from dirtysouthrap:
Outkast member Big Boi is set to release his new compilation album, Big Boi Presents…Got Purp? Vol. II through his Atlanta-based record label, Purple Ribbon.
The Purple Ribbon label showcases a mixture of established artists, as well as up-and-coming MC’s and R&B singers, with a distinct sound.
Artists singed to Big Boi’s burgeoning label include rappers Bubba Sparxxx, KonKrete, Killa Mike and soulful crooners Sleepy Brown and Scar.
“I just want to add something to the game and make good, quality music,” Big Boi told AllHipHop.com. “Our sound is top notch and bad-to-the-bone, but most importantly, it’s funk-based. When dogs are purple ribbon bred, it means that they have a history behind them; a champion pedigree. A Purple Ribbon is the highest-ranking you can get and all the artists on my label are winners.”
Big Boi said he was extremely influenced by Antonio “L.A.” Reid, who signed Outkast to his influential Atlanta-based record label, LaFace, which he co-owned with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, before selling the label for $100 million dollars to Arista in 2000.
Reid is now head of the Island Def Jam Music Group.
“I’ve been real business savvy for a while,” Big Boi said. “The team that I got now and the talent that I got, I just want to make the presence in Atlanta that much stronger. I want to try and pull together and fill that void that LaFace left when they were in Atlanta.”
Big Boi Presents…Got Purp? Vol. II is highlighted by an array of tracks including the posse track “Kryptonite,” featuring Big Boi, Killer Mike, C-Bone and Rock D, as well as the melodic electronic R&B dance tune “U Got Me” by Scar featuring Big Boi.
The opus features heavy musical contributions from the labels newest acquisition; stand out R&B singer Scar.
Born in London, Big Boi hopes Scar will stake out new territory for hip-hop and R & B.
“Scar is hybrid-funk, but his voice is so classy and so clean,” Big Boi continued. “He’s really my secret weapon. He’s a dope writer, a great all around performer and a talented musician. He’s got a story to tell.”
Big Boi Presents … Got Purp Vol. II is slated to hit stores on Nov. 8.
And a review from bjonesfmo at AOL:
...I'm very tempted to say it's the best album I've heard all year.
That's a bold statement considering this has been one of hip hop's strongest years in recent memory. I can think of a lot of really good albums that have come out this year, including those from the following--The Game, The Geto Boys, Young Jeezy, Boyz N Da Hood, Little Brother, Kanye West, Common (still think it's overrated), David Banner, Slim Thug, Bun B, Beanie Sigel, Damian Marley, Anthony Hamilton, Lil Kim, Ying Yang Twins, Will Smith (yes, really), and a few others I'm sure I'm forgetting.
But I don't remember liking any of those records as much as this one. It's tough to compare it to anything else because it's a compilation, so it's all over the place. There's gutter hip hop from Killer Mike, Bubba Sparxxx, and others; disco from Scar and Janelle Monae; Atlanta bass from Monae; classic soul from Sleepy Brown; and the hottest track on radio right now, "Kryptonite (I'm On It)."
Oh, and a reunited Goodie Mob.
Best part of the record--it appears to be produced from top to bottom by Organized Noise. What else could you ask for?
The record drops on November 22. Save your fifteen bucks now. Killer Mike puts on one of those performances that'll have you waiting on his album.
And we get a new OutKast record in December.
Get Purp. Trust me.