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21
Jan

Report: Big Boi & Andre 3000 Planning Solo Albums

So we have an Outkast tour confirmed. That’s already in the works. But what about a new ‘Kast album? Well, Revolt spoke to longtime Outkast collaborator Mr. DJ and he says that Andre and Big have been putting in a bunch of work at Stankonia Studios lately and he believes that they plan on dropping solo efforts prior to any joint ‘Kast album:

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.

Emphasis mine. Read Revolt’s full report here.

Previously: Outkast Playing 40 Festival Dates This Summer

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13
Jan

Video: Pusha T Talks Clipse Reunion, New Solo LP

Speaking to D.C. area’s DJ Heat, Pusha talks about My Name Is My Name, his connection to local artists, his next solo LP and more. When asked about the rumored Clipse reunion album, he doesn’t confirm or deny it, but he says he didn’t intend for that news to be out there.

Previously: New Clipse Album, Produced by The Neptunes, Due This Year

Nah Right

18
Dec

Pharrell Signs with Columbia for Solo LP

After teasing at a new Rap-free solo project during his recent interview with Joe LaPuma for Complex, Pharrell has made it official with a new deal with Columbia Records. The project is not yet titled, but we know that it will be out next year and will feature the single “Happy”, which P originally recorded for the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack.

Here’s what he told Complex for their Best of 2013 digital cover story:

Your verse on the “Pretty Flacko” Remix was one of the best of 2012. Do you still enjoy rapping?
Sure. I love rapping. But—something’s coming, and I’m not rapping on it.

No? A full body of work with no rapping?
No rapping. It’s focused. Like I told you, that’s the difference between 30 and 40. ’Cause I was 30, now I’m 40—and I’m not rapping.

Are you talking about a solo album?
Yeah

Read Columbia’s press release about the album deal here.

Previously: Pharrell on Scoring Spider-Man 2

Nah Right

4
Aug

[Video] Andre 3000 Dropping Solo LP In Early 2014



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8
Apr

KiD CuDi ft. Kendrick Lamar – Solo Dolo Pt. 2

CuDi’s Indicud hits stores and online April 23.

Previously: Video: KiD CuDi Previews the Indicud Intro

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5
Oct

[Music Video] Waka Flocka ft. Dorrough Music & Shawty Lo – Solo

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Off his latest effort Salute Me Or Shoot Me 4 (Banned From America).

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12
Sep

Juicy J To Release Solo Album With Columbia Records

For those of you that have been waiting and waiting for a Juicy J album, it looks like you won’t have to wait much longer. Juicy J is set to release his debut album through Columbia Records, just like his group Three 6 Mafia used in the past. There is no word on the TGOD’s member debut album, so stay tuned for details.

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24
Feb

André 3000 Says No Plans For An Outkast Album, But to Expect a New Solo Project

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For fans like myself expecting a new Outkast album, don’t hold your breath. In an interview with GQ, André 3000 says the possibility for a new LP from Big Boi and himself is very low. While that’s disappointing he did reveal that he’ll be working on his new solo album this year, and explains how his recent features on songs from new artists keeps him alive.

GQ: A new ‘Kast album!
Andre 3000: 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.

GQ: What’s the new solo album going to be like?
Andre 3000: 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.

Read 3 Stacks’ full interview with GQ after the jump…..

GQ: So you’re doing Gillette commercials now.
Andre 3000: Gillette is getting into a space where guys are now, where guys are wearing more hair on their faces. If you watch the history of Gillette, they pretty much stayed on the path of the clean-shaven guy. This is the first time in their history, in like 110 years, that they’ve ever had guys in ads with hair on their faces. It’s a changing of the times and it says a lot about Gillette; they’re kind of moving with fashion.

GQ: I dig it. And you’re resurrecting your clothing line, Benjamin Bixby?
Andre 3000: Yes! But it will just be named Bixby this time. It’s going to be real exciting, I can’t say too much about it, but I can say this year and next year there’s going to be a lot of cool things coming from me fashion-wise. Bixby is one of them. Also musically, sound-wise, and fashion. You’ll see a lot of releases.

GQ: So does that mean we can expect to hear the album we’ve all be waiting on?
Andre 3000: It depends on which album you’re talking about.

GQ: A new ‘Kast album!
Andre 3000: 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.

GQ: What’s the new solo album going to be like?
Andre 3000: 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.

GQ: Random question: Drake quotes your song, “Spottieottiedopaliscious,” and says, “Who else wants to fuck with Hollywood Cole.” I’ve had heated debates with Atlanta natives who say it’s “Hollywood Court” [a notoriously tough Atlanta project building.] Settle the debate once and for all!
Andre 3000: Holly Court. And it’s funny because J. Cole sampled it [playing off of the word "Cole"]. When they asked for clearance, I told him and his team that I wasn’t saying “Cole,” that I was saying “Court,” but they wanted to use it anyway. [laughs] So I was like, “Okay.”

GQ: What do you think is the biggest misconception about you?
Andre 3000: I’ve never gotten that question. This biggest misconception… that it’s easy for me, I guess, is the biggest misconception. People think you kind of ride on this wave, this non-human wave, and I think that’s kind of wrong to put that on entertainers. But I think that’s a big thing for me. People talk about Andre 3000, they talk about fashion, they talk about film, they talk about music, and it’s almost like they put you in this place, but it’s work. It’s hard work just like anything else.

GQ: At this point in your career, after the sold out shows, movies, diamond-selling records, what keeps you inspired?
Andre 3000: Creating. Creating. But it’s always been that. It’s funny, I don’t even consider myself a rapper, I don’t consider myself a designer, or even an actor. I kind of got that opportunity through the opportunities I had before. I was acting before I started rapping. These things just came. I just like creating stuff and trying to make good work, whatever it is. I don’t care if it’s designing toothbrushes. It’s just making cool stuff to leave behind, that’s all it is, it’s nothing more.

GQ: You’re a perfectionist. Would you change anything about any of your songs?
Andre 3000: I couldn’t. I really couldn’t change anything. As an artist you can sit and tinker with stuff forever. You can add and take away but I think that’s kind of the importance of having someone over you saying, “We need this, this is a deadline.” Sometimes those oppositions or those who push and pull are needed because we’ll just sit and tinker forever. There are actually songs on The Love Below that were not finished, but that’s how they are, that’s how it came out.

GQ: Like the last track, “A Life in the Day of Benjamin André (Incomplete).”
Andre 3000: Exactly! We were up like three days straight drinking Red Bull or whatever, finishing that album. I just knew I wanted to put that on there, but it wasn’t done, but it was enough.

GQ: Expectations for your next album couldn’t be higher. What are you most afraid of?
Andre 3000: The biggest fear is me thinking about it too much—and that’s why I’m just trying to catch the energy just like I’ve done before. What you all have heard before, I was not thinking, I was just going on cruise control. I was just going at it like any artist. When you look at the Wayne, when you look at the Kanye… I can tell when an artist is in the zone because they’re not thinking and that’s when you’re at your best. So I’m just hoping, at this point, I don’t let my history get in front of my future. You know what I mean?

via GQ

Previously: Gorillaz Feat. James Murphy & André 3000 – “DoYaThing”

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24
Feb

Andre 3000 Discusses Solo Album


Bad news and good news for you ‘Kast fans. In an interview with GQ, 3 Stacks says the much-talked about album from the duo is unlikely, but hopes to drop a solo album this year.

Andre 3000: 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.

GQ: What’s the new solo album going to be like?
Andre 3000: 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.

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9
Dec

Jay-Z Says 2012 May Bring New Solo, The Throne, and Kanye Albums

Our homie Rob Markman from MTV News got Jay-Z to drop some hints on new projects that he may be working on in 2012. Hov seemed really confident and motivated to keep the albums coming.

“It depends on how this thing finishes up,” Jay said in reference to his and Kanye’s current Watch the Throne Tour. “We — I say ‘we’ because I’m in Throne mode — we’re in a great place creatively. You might see a Jay, then Kanye and a Throne album next year. You know, we’re really in a great place creatively. We really found our zone.”

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