OutKast star to go solo

But he'll be getting help from his bandmate

Outkast star Big Boi has started work on a solo album.

And his bandmate Andre 3000 will be helping out with production on the LP, expected sometime in 2007.

Big Boi told MTV: “You’re going to get something from every genre, every funk, beat, loop, horn, whistle. We got it all on the record.

“I got maybe 35 beats already done for it now so I’m just diving in and trying to carve out the pie with the vocals.”

Big Boi will be joined on production duties by Andre 3000, along with regular Outkast collaborators Organized Noize.

Big Boi added: “I’m going to try to keep it in-house.”