Will Andre 3000 & Big Boi Drop Solo Albums Before New OutKast Project?

blame it on Meka January 21, 2014

According to Revolt TV, that appears to be the case. With news of ‘Kast reuniting for several festival dates this year pretty much dominating the first month of the new year, the natural follow-up question for most of us was “are they going to drop an album together, and if so when?”

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. BET’s Stephen Hill hinted at the idea last summer, when he tweeted out that Dre mentioned dropping a new album at the top of 2014. While it may not be coming that soon, a lot of material has been recorded for it, Mr. DJ notes.

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.

“I get the feeling that the energy and camaraderie from the tour will bring everything full circle,” he told REVOLT. “We may make it back in for an album following that.”

So, in other words, I’ll believe it when I see something legit about it.

  • Prince Akeem

    its funny how no one gave a fuck about big boi’s solo album which dropped december 2012, yet now they all wanna act like they actually give a shit. smh

    • Saugdenstock

      it is still one of my most favorite albums in recent years…

    • SleepyTheGreat

      Agreed, The Fact That Big Boi Has Two “Solo” Albums, is Still Relatively Unknown By A lot of Folks

    • Mez D

      Vicious Lies still gets CONSTANT rotation from me.

    • cam

      Agreed! Both albums are FIRE!!! Vicious Lies &Dangerous Rumors still gets some rotation.

  • gaint ball

    Clipse >

    • AmIDickRidingyet

      What does saying “Just my opinion” do? If you’re allowed to have your opinion, other people are allowed to have theirs. What do you think will happen when you post something that not everybody agrees on?

      • Prince Akeem

        i think he was just making it clear that he wasnt trying to bait or provoke people into a debate. though I still dont know what clipse has anything to do with this story.

      • f3hfenbf

        I see you’re new to the internet

        • AmIDickRidingyet

          you made an account just to say that?

  • dominik19

    imagine they make it like beyonce did with her visual album.. it won’t be like that but imagine waking up the next day and hearing about a new OUTKAST album

    • CJJ

      or Detox, but then again it would def leak, people couldn’t keep it quiet, too much anticipation for a ‘Kast or Dre album

  • ear2ear

    I actually want a solo 3000 album more than I want an Outkast album. I would love to hear what a 3000 HIP-HOP album sounds like. I appreciate the Love Below as a pop / funk venture and thought it was great, but “A Life in the Day of Benjamin Andre (Incomplete),” was almost like a tease at the end of that album. Just a barrage of bars and storytelling that left me wanting more. I hope he picks up where he left off and goes that route on the solo album.

  • ATK

    Or maybe they are just doing another Speakerboxxx/The Love Below album where is is basically 2 solo projects in one album…

  • Obviously I would love to see it happen but anyone that’s expecting an Outkast album is setting themselves up for disappointment. And if it were to happen I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t drop in 2014 anyway.