Andre 3000, Outkast's resident vegan, pops up here and there; a feature on a Beyonce album, the Great Gatsby soundtrack (on the "Back to Black" cover), and most recently backstage at the Lil Wayne and T.I. concert in Atlanta. Andre 3K hasn't released an album since Outkast's soundtrack to Idlewild in 2006, but a rumor is floating that his second solo album is on the way.
According to a tweet from BET’s president of music programing Stephen Hill, who ran into Andre Benjamin backstage at that ATL Weezy and Top show, the elusive rapper is eyeing early 2014 for his next solo album.
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
Benjamin just completed filming his role as Jimi Hendrix in the feature film All Is By My Side, so it's possible it may have influenced his comeback to music. The film comes out this September. We are keeping our fingers crossed, and if it is indeed true, we'd advance buy this thing right now. Hey ya!