OUTKAST have revealed details of their busy year, with a movie and not one but two new albums on the way.
One half the hip-hop megastars, Big Boi, has been telling MTV about his reunion with estranged bandmate Andre 3000.
The pair made ‘Speakerboxx / The Love Below’ as two solo albums, but they have reunited to make a feature film, ‘My Life In Idlewild’.
Big Boi said of the Bryan Barber-directed picture: “It’s like two stories going on at the same time. Dre’s is like more a love story and mine is kind of crazy, wild… Bryan Barber did a really good writing the script, and it’s going to be real good!”
Said to be set in the Prohibition-era deep south, the film co-stars Ving Rhames, Paula Jai Parker, Terrence Howard and Malinda Williams.
As well as the film soundtrack, Outkast release their next studio album in June, rumoured to be called ’10 The Hard Way’. And Big Boi said how they were looking at some unusual collaborators:
“We’ve been trying to do a song with Anita Baker (as well as) Sade, maybe [a][/a] if we can find her. They say she’s crazy, so I don’t know what’s going on.”
Outkast are strongly rumoured to be playing Glastonbury next year.