As it was previously reported by Def Sounds, Andre 3000 and Big Boi would link back up and release a new group album in 2012 under LA Reid’s new home, Epic Records. Now it seems as that is not the case, as 3 Stacks says there an NO plans for a new Outkast group album.
In a recent interview with GQ, Andre 3000 shuts down reports of a new Outkast album:
There’s been a lot of talk on the Internet about an OutKast album and I have to say that as of now, there are no plans for another OutKast album. There’s a lot of music on the horizon. I’ve been living off the excitement of new artists. I’ve been privileged to have these new artists kind of reach out and grab back and say, “Hey, Andre, we want you on this song.” So I’ve been taking those calls and for the last two years, I’ve been doing collaborations. So these new artists have kind of been keeping me alive. I’ve just really been feeding off of that and this year I think I’m planning to do a solo project. I don’t know when it will come out, but hopefully it’ll come out this year. As far as OutKast, I really don’t know if or when that will happen.
Although no group album is in the works, Andre 3K says he plans to drop a new solo LP this year:
The only thing I can really say is I’m going to get back to having fun because that’s what it was all about when I started this in high school—with OutKast—those were like high school dreams. I’m 36 now, so I have grown-man dreams. This album will just be me being myself as normal.