OutKast’s Andre 3000 is reportedly steamrolling 2014 after reuniting with Big Boi earlier this spring and now beginning work on a new solo album. #SoloForDolo
According to reports, Three Stacks is not rushed but plans to put out a follow-up to 2003’s The Love Below.
Though Three Stacks declined a formal interview, as he was alongside his son, Seven Benjamin, and two others, we did have a brief conversation about his highly anticipated solo album. André 3000 confirmed that he was indeed working on new music, but was in no rush to release it, as these things take time and precision. After a joke from a fellow member of media who said, “I’ll believe it when I hear it,” 3000 replied with a laugh and simply nodded. (HHW)
Although Boi stayed slim with the details, he did promise fans could expect his own solo offering a couple months ago.
“It’s all about the 20 year anniversary of Southernplayalistic,” Boi said in an interview. “It’s a long time to still be doing music at a high caliber and having fun doing it. [Me and Killer Mike touring?] Anything can happen. We’ve got a couple new jams we recorded in the studio recently, so look out for that new Big Boi solo record coming too. So, you know, we’re just staying working, man.” (REVOLT TV)
Recently, longtime OutKast producer Mr. DJ claimed individual material had started to pile up.
The best way to figure that out would be to monitor the activity going on in Stankonia Studios, the band’s longtime workspace in Atlanta. Both Dre and Big Boi have been recording there as of late, sparking speculation around a new Outkast album. In reality, they’ve been laying tracks down for respective solo projects, according to Mr. DJ, the group’s longtime producer. He’s not certain, but–brace yourself–he believes 3000 will drop his long-awaited solo album this year. (Revolt TV)
Mr. DJ also predicted a group project could follow their solo releases and a handful of concerts.
Big Boi, meanwhile, also has a fair amount of material recorded for his own solo project, and Mr. DJ was in Stankonia with him just last week laying tracks down for it. The bigger plan at hand, it seems, is for both MCs to go on their 40-date festival run, drop solo projects, and then get back in the studio for a group project. Going on tour, Mr. DJ says, should help rekindle their creative relationship. (Revolt TV)
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