Andre 3000 And Big Boi To Release Solo LPs Before New Outkast Album
Just two days ago, we revealed - via interviews with longtime Outkast collaborators Mr. DJ and Sleepy Brown - that, contrary to popular hopes, the ATLiens aren't prepping a comeback album just yet. Instead, the group's members - Big Boi and Andre 3000 - are hard at work on solo offerings of their own, to be released this year, and once they come off the road from their reported 40 festival dates, they'll hit the studio as a unit to record a full-on Outkast album.
Not exactly the news we wanted to hear, we know, but at this point, any new music from Big or Dre is absolutely fine by us, as long as we have some fresh speaker material for our road trips across the states as we head out to that long list of fests the duo's hitting this year.
Outkast Announce 40 Festival Dates Throughout 2014
Speaking of solo albums, lest we forget, while 3 Stacks has kept his musical output relatively limited (album-wise) since Outkast's Idlewild, Big Boi's blessed us with two excellent solo LPs in recent years with 2010's Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty and 2012's Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors.
When we caught up with Big at this year's Sundance Film Festival, where he hosted a launch party for Season Four of Game Of Thrones (weird, we know), he shed some light on his latest offering, even mentioning that he's back at it with his longtime homie and fellow southern legend Killer Mike.
"We got a couple new jams we recorded in the studio recently," Big exclusively revealed, "so, you know, look out for that new Big Boi solo record." Big even goes on to tell us to expect a "surprise," so maybe that Outkast album is coming sooner than we all think.
Check out the rest of our interview with Daddy Fat Sax above, and of course, stay tuned to REVOLT for continued coverage of 2014, aka the Year Of Outkast.