Hip-hop heads patiently awaiting that OutKast reunion will (surprise) have to wait even longer, as André 3000, one half of the Atlanta duo, says the pair have no new music in the works.
"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," the rapper-actor recently told GQ.
Patton, half of the platinum-selling, Grammy-winning group Outkast, was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia — all felony charges, according to the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department website.
The 36-year-old was caught by drug-sniffing dogs while getting off a cruise ship.
Patton was carrying Viagra, which he didn’t have a prescription for, Ecstasy pills and MDMA powder, the main ingredient in Ecstasy.
"While Big Boi was traveling with his group and friends, a small amount of contraband was found in the collective luggage," the rapper's attorney Daniel Kane said in a statement. "I am confident when the entire facts are aired Big Boi will be completely exonerated."
— Gerrick D. Kennedy
Photo: Big Boi's booking photo. Credit: Miami-Dade County Corrections Department.
Say what you want about Dr. Dre. "Detox" has been as mythological as Lemuria since I was in high school and he's probably recorded enough music over the last decade to make Neil Young's vaults look like Al Capone's. But at least he's occasionally kind enough to drop a single or two to keep hope alive -- even if said singles were the thumping stasis of "Kush" and the malpractice-worthy "I Need a Doctor." We've had no such luck with Outkast -- at least not since they recorded the stunning "Da Art of Storytelling Pt 4" for a 2007 DJ Drama album.
Over the last four years, we've heard a litany of rumors claiming that the album delays stem from everything from contractual squabbles with Jive to lingering tensions between Big Boi and Andre 3000. Meanwhile, BIg Boi continues to play the good soldier, dropping last year's modern funk-rap masterpiece, "Sir Lucious Leftfoot" and generally doing everything to dispel everyone's nagging suspicion that Outkast has met the same fate as Sasha Thumper. As for Andre, he's not giving interviews and still continues to pursue an acting career. He's also, uh, doing the ocassional guest verse for Lloyd.