For all those who thought they were new kids on the block, here comes the cream of the three albums that came before the mighty 'Stankonia'...

OUTKAST are gearing up for a Greatest Hits release that will also feature five brand new tracks from the ATLANTA duo.

Big Boi and Andre 2000 conceived the plan to put the record together during the current tour promoting the three million plus selling ‘Stankonia’. It was decided to pool the best tracks from their previous three albums to let fans who had come late to OutKast know they were not a new band.

It is unknown if any ‘Stankonia’ tracks will feature.

The album will be released during December, reports MTV, though new tracks titles are unknown at present.