Andre 3000 States OutKast Not Planning Album
Both Andre 3000 and Big Boi have been busy with their separate projects, from working with other artists to producing solo albums, but could another OutKast album be in the works? A recent interview Andre 3000 gave with GQ indicates no such music is planned.
The duo haven’t put out a release together since 2006’s Idlewild. A follow-up, if his statements are to be believed, isn’t in the cards – at least for now. In discussing all current activities, including resuming his fashion line, Andre 3000 told the men’s magazine: “[…] I have to say that as of now, there are no plans for another OutKast album. There's a lot of music on the horizon. I've been living off the excitement of new artists. I've been privileged to have these new artists kind of reach out and grab back and say, ‘Hey, Andre, we want you on this song.’ So I've been taking those calls and for the last two years, I've been doing collaborations. So these new artists have kind of been keeping me alive. I've just really been feeding off of that and this year I think I'm planning to do a solo project.”
Some of those artists contacting Andre 3000 include B.o.B., Ke$ha, and Drake. In 2010, Big Boi put out his own solo release, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, and Andre 3000 may be following, although he provided minimal details in the interview but added fans have high expectations for his upcoming solo project. He stated: “The only thing I can really say is I'm going to get back to having fun because that's what it was all about when I started this in high school—with OutKast—those were like high school dreams. I'm 36 now, so I have grown-man dreams. This album will just be me being myself as normal.”
Do you think OutKast should do another album? Or, based upon Big Boi’s and Andre 3000’s individual work over the past three years, are they better going their separate ways?
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