Andre 3000 Reveals There are No Plans for Another OUTKAST Album
Published: February 25, 2012 - 12:07pm
One half of the hip hop duo has shattered fans' hopes for a follow up to the group's 2006 album 'Idlewild' confirming he has no plans on reuniting with Big Boi for another OutKast record.
"There's been a lot of talk on the Internet about an OutKast album and I have to say that as of now, there are no plans for another OutKast album," said Andre 3000.
Big Boi released a solo album in 2010 entitled 'Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty' while Andre 3000 has continued acting and guesting on several other rapper's songs including most recently Ke$ha, Drake and B.o.B. "There's a lot of music on the horizon. I've been living off the excitement of new artists," said Andre. "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.'"
"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. I don't know when it will come out, but hopefully it'll come out this year. As far as OutKast, I really don't know if or when that will happen."
Andre 3000's only solo album to date is his half of OutKast's 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below'. Fans will remember that record as the one that spawned Andre's classic 'Hey Ya'. "The only thing I can really say (of the solo album) 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," he said. "I'm 36 now, so I have grown-man dreams. This album will just be me being myself as normal."