Andre 3000 Dismisses Outkast Reunion Album Rumors, Hopes To Release Solo LP In 2012
Andre 3000 hopes to release his solo album this year, but promises that more new music is on the way.
Fans have been hoping that Andre 3000 and Big Boi would reunite for an Outkast album over the past few years, but they’ll have to wait a bit longer. During an interview with GQ.com, Three Stacks dismissed rumors that an Outkast album is in the works but that fans can expect more music from him in the near future.
“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 said. “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.”
The dismissal of an Outkast reunion album comes as a surprise, considering that the group was reportedly heading to Epic Records to release a new LP. 3K did confirm that a solo album is on the way, and that it will take his sound back to the lively energy of early ‘Kast music.
“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.”