Planned Release Date: Late 2012

Reason It Was Shelved: Andre 3000 gave us some good news by confirming a solo project is in the works—but without a proper release date. In his interview with GQ back in Feburary, Dre said that his motivation was feeding off the energy from his recent collaborations with new artists. When asked what the solo album would be like, he said, “The only thing I can really say is I’m going to get back to having fun because that’s what it was all about.”

Why We'd Kill To Hear It: Anything new by Andre 3000 is going to put all of hip-hop on hold. His not-so-often guest verses have become a spectacle for any rap fan—just ask anybody who heard his show-stealing verse on Rick Ross’ “Sixteen.” With 3 Stacks making his way back into the limelight, imagine the fanfare when he drops his solo album. That mythical day will be a hip-hop head’s dream come true.