Thu 23 Jan 2014
OutKast fans haven’t exactly had much to cheer about for the last few years, but it looks like 2014 might be our year. With the Mighty O set to perform over 40 festival dates over the spring and summer, Big Boi has announced a new solo album.
This confirms a third of Revolt’s recent report which suggests Big Boi and André 3000 will both drop solo albums in 2014 before starting work on that long-awaited new OutKast LP. That’s 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.