Thursday, September 18, 2008

Andre 3000's Solo "Concept" Album Due Soon?

(swiped from Pitchfork Media)

He didn't exactly say much about it, but André 3000 of Outkast talked to Rolling Stone's Rock & Roll Daily about his forthcoming solo album-- which we mentioned was in the works some time ago-- and it sounds like it's coming together nicely.

"It should be dropping by the end of this year or early next year," André said of the disc, which is still without a title or anything else one might consider substantive. "I've pretty much been working with myself," he then explained, adding, "I've never really been that big on collaboration." Wonder how Big Boi/the Dungeon Family/Organized Noize feel about that one.

And then, of course, there's news that the record will, perhaps inevitably, surround a theme of André's choosing. "I have a concept, and all the soundscapes are already in my head, so I just have to figure out how to get there." Less talk, more rock: that's how, partner.

You can see André this weekend in Battle in Seattle, Stuart Townsend's film about the 1999 World Trade Organization conference protests, which opens in select cities on Friday. As for Big Boi, his solo debut Sir Luscious Left Foot ... Son of Chico Dusty is due from LaFace/Zomba sometime this fall.

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