Outkast Finish Movie, Hone Rosa Parks Tribute
According to Outkast’s manager, the duo’s long-awaited movie project, Idlewild, will be out on March 10, with the accompanying soundtrack out on Valentine’s Day. The film has been in the works for quite a while, as SPIN.com reported back in September (read more). “You gotta let creative be creative,” Outkast’s manager, Blue Williams, told MTV about the delay.
“Creative” isn’t being very practical lately: With the album due out in less than a month, Big Boi and Andre 3000 have yet to finish recording. As a result, the first single will probably be a solo outing by Big Boi called “The Train.” Says Williams: “I think after your fourth and fifth album, it starts to feel like a job, too. Sometimes you gotta do other things…I think fresh things give us fresh perspectives to come back and do what we do, but there’s no timetable on that [album].”
MTV.com also reports that the boys from Hotlanta are spearheading a tribute album to Rosa Parks. “We’re trying to do a tribute special for her and get a lot of entertainers involved,” Blue says. Outkast also plans to turn the special into a DVD aimed at schoolchildren as a way to honor the late Mrs. Parks and her contributions to civil rights.
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