In lieu of new solo material, Andre 3000 has made it a habit of hovering around the familiar "featured" tag in recent years, guesting on songs by Ke$ha, Beyoncé and Drake in 2011 alone. Other than being one of the handsome faces of Gillette and teaming up with Gorillaz and James Murphy, surely he has some time to squeeze out new OutKast stuff, right? Not likely. In an Q&A with GQ, Dre lays his future plans out plain and simple: "There's been a lot of talk on the Internet about an OutKast album and I have to say that as of now, there are no plans for another OutKast album." Tears! But all is not lost. The last two years of his life have just been jam-packed with younger artists dying to work with him; he's still planning to move forward with a solo album this year, something that will get back to "having fun" with "[Andre] being [himself] as normal." But ATLiens might want to find a hobby instead of waiting for the next Andre-Big Boi joint, as that potential date in the future is written in the faintest of inks. "As far as OutKast, I really don't know if or when that will happen."
Their time apart has not come without strong solo outputs—Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty is still on regular rotation—but you can't help us for wanting to know what those years and newfound influences would end up producing when they reunited. And no new OutKast means your dads will keep on enthusiastically jamming to "Hey Ya" each and every time you return home. (Just us?) What if we command the Internet to regularly create extreme examples of OutKast fandom in attempts to lure them back to the studio? Or just bribe Big Boi and Dre with owls? Your call, world.