There are at least two albums that seem to perpetually exist only in the dreams of hip-hop aficionados: a proper studio album from Jay Electronia, and a solo debut from André 3000. Now it looks like one of those albums may actually happen in 2014.
It’s no secret that Outkast’s André 3000 has been busy with a Jimi Hendrix biopic called “All Is By My Side.” But BET’s Stephen Hill tweeted over the weekend that Dre’s long anticipated solo effort is also in the works. According to Hill’s tweet, the exchange went like this: “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*”
The Outkast singer alluded to such an effort back in February when he told GQ:
“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.”
Get your headphones ready.