They'll release two solo albums and one group effort in 2009

Outkast are set to release three new albums next year.

The duo plan on putting out each of their solo efforts first before regrouping to release an Outkast record later in 2009.

Speaking to MTV News, Big Boi said he’s planning on getting his second solo record, ‘Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son Of Chico Dusty’, out either in January or February, with Andre 3000 releasing his solo effort soon after.

The pair will then get to work on an Outkast record.

He said: “Me and ‘Dre were on the conference call [recently]. He’s working on his album; my album is done. We’re gonna wait until the top of the year – January or February – to put it out. Then Dre is gonna come hit y’all, and [then] we’re gonna do the Outkast album.”

He added: “So y’all gonna get three records from the ‘Kast next year.”