Bad news for fans of all things OutKast—seems that the progressive hip hop duo, currently on hiatus since 2006’s release of Idewild, have no intentions of reuniting for a new album or new music. At least, not anytime soon, according to one half of the pair, Andre 3000.
While Big Boi released a solo disc in 2010 (Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty), Andre 3000 has kept relatively quiet since 2006, popping up here and there to drop a guest verse on songs for Ke$ha, B.o.B., and Drake, but releasing now new tunes of his own. And during an interview with GQ, he hinting at the release of solo material, but essentially put the kibosh on any new OutKast material.
“There’s a lot of music on the horizon,” he told the magazine, adding that “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.”
He then added that “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.”
Sorry to bring you the bad news on a Friday afternoon, but it’s not as if this comes entirely as a surprise, either.
What do you think of the OutKast news?