Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik: Where Are They Now?
Since OutKast's unofficial hiatus, Andre 3000 has become one of hip hop's more enigmatic figures. For a while he seemed more focused on his burgeoning acting career (2008's Semi-Pro, 2005's Four Brothers) than music — he's starring in the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic, All Is By My Side. But over the past few years, amazing Dre verses have appeared on random songs, from Chris Brown (the "Deuces" remix), Beyoncé ("Party") and others, like manna falling from heaven. The recent uptick in musical output fueled reports that Andre was preparing to get back in the studio, and indeed Big Boi said that OutKast was recording a new album together (at last). But Andre recently clarified that he's actually working on a solo album first. After nearly two decades in the music biz, will Andre 3000 and Big Boi remain outcasts — from each other? With amazing albums like Southernplayalisticadillacmusik behind them, let's hope not.