Outkast To Release New Album In 2012 Following Solo LPs Due This Year

The dynamic duo will put out solo albums by year's end in anticipation of an Outkast release next year.

Before beginning work on their current solo projects, Big Boi and Andre 3000 promised fans that their individual albums would be followed by another joint group release. 

Now, HipHopWired reports that both ATLiens will drop new albums by the end of 2011, followed by the next Outkast record within a year’s time. “Outkast is on track to release a new album by early next year,” an industry source told the site. “Both Dre and Big are working on solo projects; they want those out by the end of 2011.”

In January, Big Boi revealed that he was already at work on Daddy Fat Sax: Soul Funk Crusader, the follow -up to his July 2010 debut album Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty, making it probable that the record would be out by year's end. Then he revealed that Andre’s highly-anticipated solo LP would premiere before the release of his own album.

If the timing adds up correctly, this puts us on track to have three new albums from the Outkast duo within the span of a year.

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41 Comments

  • Seven Benjamin

    3 stacks needs to change alot about his life besides making a new solo album. He needs to be a father and a better business man. What kind of boss sleeps with their employees? Andre 3000 thinks that is okay. Why? Because he's more hood than he thinks he is. Your typical hood nigga who thinks its okay to shit where you eat. Go ANDRE!

  • Seven Benjamin

    Andre 3000 does have the means to live with his son in Dallas but he chooses to sleep with his employees and groupies instead. Andre hasn't been there for his son since he was a little kid. Andre thinks that being there after Seven Benjamin is 18 will be good enough. What Andre doesn't get is that right now is the time to live with his son because he is 13 years old. Waiting for Seven to move to Atlanta is whack because that's selfish of Dre. Andre has been selfish his whole life and expects everyone to cater to him, even his own mother Sharon Benjamin Hodo. Andre needs to learn that he cannot be selfish with his son.

  • billy bucks

    I love these guys, but I'm not holding my breath. 3 albums in a year's time...no way. I'll be purchasing them when they DO drop though

  • Mu

    It seems to me that artists (and their representatives) do themselves a disservice by announcing shit like this so early, especially when you're on OutKast's level. Like some people have already mentioned, it makes the fans crazy waiting for it to drop or wondering if will ever drop at all. Wouldn't it make a bigger impact if later this year they announced "Andre 3000 solo LP dropping in one month!!" and then it actually happened?

  • Anonymous

    this isn't reliable enough to get excited about.

  • The Ice Cold Phenom

    Another Detox situation and we've heard this one before. It's not gonna happen!

  • Eddy.

    Not gonna happen, a Big Boi LP maybe but not Andre, he's too busy doing other shit with his life (Sadly).

  • SupaDupa

    I feel sorr for anybody who believes this

  • jereap

    so we will get andres album in a year then big bois in a year and a half and outkasts in two and a half to three years. Why even report this stuff?

  • ATLIENS

    Man i been waiting for an ANDRE 3000 solo album . bet its gonna be dope

  • Sharon Benjamin Hodo

    ANDRE 3000 LETS HIS SON SEVEN BENJAMIN BE TAKEN CARE OF BY ERYKAH'S ASSISTANTS/LOVERS. THAT'S WHY SEVEN ACTS GAY/FEMININE. DRE WOULD RATHER BUY A LOFT IN BUCKHEAD/PORSCHE THAN BUY A HOUSE IN DALLAS TO BE WITH HIS ONLY SON.DRE ALSO LETS SEVEN WALK AROUND LOOKING MALNOURISHED! WHAT KIND OF A FATHER WOULD RATHER STAY IN ATL THAN BE IN THE CITY WHERE THEIR SON IS WHEN THEY HAVE THE MEANS? A DEADBEAT THAT'S WHAT! HOW DID SHARON BENJAMIN HODO RAISE ANDRE 3000? 3 Stacks sleeps with women and never calls them back! What a great role model!

    • actavious

      wow, you niggs are such haters... If that's what's going on in that mans household, who the fuck are you to speak about it?!Damn, just bring another nigga down, fucking "CRAB" trying to hold a nigga in the bucket with your lame ass

    • Atl2Trill

      LLH. I don't believe you, you need more people.

    • Mu

      Uhhhh... Just because Erykah lives in Dallas with his son, doesn't mean he has to. As you've pointed out, he has the means to travel to Dallas whenever the hell he wants. More importantly, we all care about Andre 3000's music on this site... take that shit to TMZ

    • Loverofmusic

      So he's the only deadbeat dad in america.

  • triple77

    now this makes me smile cant wait for all 3

  • kennyken

    man i'm glad to know andre is back in the studio. he has intersting topics. and i'm sure he'll bring the heat since he know's the world has been waiting.

  • Anonymous

    I have no doubt we'll get Big's album and it'll be dope. The Outkast album, we might not get by the time they're hoping for but it'll be dope. 3k's album, I hope we can finally get that in a timely manner, and DONT make it ALL singing man, cmon

  • Anonymous

    OutKast is the greatest but jus wasn't diggin the albums after Aquemini.. hope this album brings back the good ol' OutKast from the 90s

  • Anonymous

    i have a feeling an album they put out might not be up to par for the simple reason i still don't think Andre really wants to do one. i think he might do it just out of a sense of obligation to Big Boi and that's never a good reason just to make an album

    • Anonymous

      ^^we'll lets hope that andre REALLY WANTS to do this album and is hungry, killing the verses like crazy! An enthusiatic andre 3k is what we want and is what hip hop needs to make a classic ass rap record for sure

  • Hmm

    They've been saying this for the past 4 years. Hopefully it's for real this time. The game needs some Outkast.

  • maybe

    I don't know either, I hope this is true but until I hear something from them both I'm not going to hold my breath

  • micah dancy

    Greatest Rap Group Ever!!!!!!

  • micah dancy

    Outkast is back ya'll thought the was broke up hell naw the are bringing hiphop back to its feet because its not hot no more foreal

  • Just A Fan

    All we can hope is that the source is reliable.

  • Lemar Green

    Wishful thinking >_>

  • murdermitten

    Now this is some good and much needed news for hiphop

  • UnOrthoDox23

    I expect Andre 3k's debut solo album to be among the echelons of rap's greatest ever.

  • The MG

    I sure hope this goes as planned. We're in need of another OutKast album.

  • Keezie

    Big Boi needs better marketing. They should have made an off Broadway play featuring music from Speakerboxx & The Love Below or at least Idlewild. They would have cashed in heavy.

    • j

      um, u missed the report that were circling at the time. outkast had to turn down a LOT of endorsements because andre wasnt on board. big boi said in an article once that they prolly missed out on 40 mil because of stuff that Dre didnt want to do like endorsements and touring. they were offered an endorsement from Polaroid(remember "shake it like a poloroid picture!"?) but Dre wasnt into it.

  • kirkseyrea

    oh yeaaah!!!!!!!!!!!!

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