The music world is all a flutter after a tweet indicating that rapper, and one half of Outkast, Andre 3000, may be working on a solo album to be released early next year.
Since Outkast went on indefiniate hiatus in 2007, the world has been begging for a full solo LP from Andre 3000. The band's other half, Big Boi, seemed to take over the mantle of prolific songwriter—putting out two solo albums and accompanying massive tours.
Andre, on the other hand, seemed content with the random collabo here and there. And while we adored his part on Capital Cities' "Farrah Fawcett Hair," WE JUST NEED SOMETHING MORE SUBSTANTIAL, ok?!!!
And by more substantial, we also mean new music—although we're pretty damn psyched about catching Dre in the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic too!
Just when we had all but given up hope of a full-length release, we discovered these tweets courtesy of Stephen Hill, the president of programming at BET:
Soooo. just ran into Andre 3000 backstage at the Wayne/TI/2 Chainz show in DC. So there's that.— Stephen Hill (@StephenGHill) August 3, 2013
Me: hey what's up? You got the movie coming,right? Andre 3000: yeah...and I got a solo album coming top of the year. Me:*droptofloor*— Stephen Hill (@StephenGHill) August 3, 2013
Andre 3000 has yet to confirm or deny that an album is in the works, but in all honesty we'd rather he just not say if the answer is "ney." We are kinda happy just getting high off of hope…