OutKast to Drop Album, Film in August

After a series of postponements and delays, OutKast’s film, Idlewild, and its soundtrack are set to see an August release.

August 22 will see the release of the soundtrack, led by the single “Mighty O,” while the film will arrive in U.S. theaters on August 25, according to Billboard.com. Patti LaBelle, Macy Gray, Terrence Howard, and Ben Vereen all appear in the film. Written and directed by Bryan Barber, Idlewild is set in the 1930s and centers on running a speakeasy. But the music won’t be the same as the tunes of that decade.

“It’s hip-hop. It’s OutKast. It is what we’ve been doing for years,” Big Boi told Billboard.com. “Some songs have a little more piano or whatever, but the whole project was a natural progression from a double CD [OutKast’s 2003 album Speakerboxx/The Love Below]. It was like, where do we go from here?”

OutKast official site

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