Andre 3000 and Big Boi Both To Release Solo Albums in 2011?
That’s what we hear — both halves of Outkast are currently planning to release solo efforts before the years out.
According to a report from HipHopWired, both Andre 3000 and Big Boi of the group Outkast are currently working on solo records, which are slated for release sometime in late 2011.
“Both Dre and Big are working on solo projects; they want those out by the end of 2011,” said unnamed source that HipHopWired is calling both “a rock solid industry contact” and in “close contact” with the duo.
The report also stated that the two will rejoin to release a new Outkast album in early 2012. “Outkast is on track to release a new album by early next year,” said their source.
Although there has been talk for years about a solo record from Andre 3000, this seems to be the first legitimate confirmation of any sort of timeline for the release. It also seems to follow in step with what the two Outkast MCs have previously stated, which is that they each planned to release solo efforts before following up with a new group album.
Big Boi has said that he will follow up his well-received 2010 solo effort, Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, by taking on another of his alter-egos in an album he’s titled Daddy Fat Sax: Soul Funk Crusader.
Both ‘Dre’s solo and the next Outkast album — which will be their first since 2006′s Idlewild — have yet to be titled.
These releases will mark the first solo effort for Andre 3000, Big Boi’s sophomore solo effort and Outkast’s seventh studio album.
More information on these releases will be offered as it becomes available.
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