*Outkast rapper Big Boi used his Twitter account Friday to announce a new solo deal with Def Jam records.

“BREAKING NEWS!!!! It’s Official Big Boi signs solo album Deal with Def Jam!!!!! More details to come…,” he tweeted at 9:40 p.m. “Ink is on paper,” he posted just a minute later.

The first album under his new deal is “Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty,” which has been in limbo for three years. Tracks releasing from the project so far include “Royal Flush,” which features Andre 3000 and Raekwon; “Sumthin’s Gotta Give” with Mary J. Blige; “Dubbz”; “Fo Yo Sorrows” with George Clinton and Too $hort; and most recently, “Shine Blockas” with Gucci Mane.

Big Boi also told Billboard.com recently that he’s worked with T.I., Lil Jon, Jamie Foxx and B.O.B. for the album, which was originally due at the end of 2008 via LaFace/Zomba.

“There’s been a lot of stops and stars with this project,” Boi told Billboard.com in December. “I’ve just been trying to make sure we’ve got the right avenues and the right brains and mindsets together to get the marketing and promoting behind it. When you work on something for, like, two years and 11 months, it’s like your baby. You want to make sure that everybody has taken the project the way they’re supposed to be taking it and the set-up is right.”