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Outkast moving to Epic Records

div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lvsPm3-caUY/TnJzvbjbZlI/AAAAAAAAE44/Jjv3YtxUMcE/s1600/Outkast.jpg” imageanchor=”1″ style=”clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”320″ rba=”true” src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lvsPm3-caUY/TnJzvbjbZlI/AAAAAAAAE44/Jjv3YtxUMcE/s320/Outkast.jpg” width=”311″ //a/divstrongBy The Hip Hop Writer/strongbr /strongHip Hop Vibe Staff Writer/strongbr /br /The writing has been on the wall for Outkast with Jive Records for the past few years. Fans of the duo have been waiting on a new Outkast album for nearly five years. However, label issues have held the album up.br /br /Both Andre 3000 and Big Boi said things changed for them at Jive when L.A. Reid left. Big Boi signed a solo deal with Def Jam, while Reid was the head of the label.br /br /Since leaving Def Jam, L.A. Reid is now the head of Epic Records. The past few years have been rough on the label. Reid was brought in to return the label to its former glory.br /br /Reportedly, L.A. Reid’s first move was adding Outkast to the label. Reid originally signed Outkast to their deal with Jive Records. However, since L.A. Reid left, things have not been going so smoothly for the duo, evidenced when Big Boi released his solo album with Def Jam. Now, the duo is headed over to Epic and they intend to release both a new Outkast album and solo albums with the label in 2012.div class=”blogger-post-footer”div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”
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