Andre 3000 speaks: “No plans for another OutKast album – but I’m planning a solo project” | Music


Since 2006 I, like many Hip Hop music fans around the world, have been waiting patiently waiting and praying for the day OutKast would deliver an all new album. Well ladies and gentlemen, it looks as those we’ll have to wait a lot longer (or possibly stop waiting altogether).

During an exclusive interview with GQ 3 Stacks aka Andre 3000 officially shot down any talk of the original ALTien duo, comprised of himself and Big Boi, recording and putting out a group LP.

However, Andre did reveal that he hopes to release a solo album sometime this year… [“every cloud has a silver lining.”]

“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,” he tells GQ.

“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. 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.”

Not wanting to give too much away when questioned about the NOW highly anticipated album, Johnny Vulture stated that the LP would see a return back to “having fun” but from a mature perpective.

“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.”

Read the entire interview over at GQ.com