OUTKAST star Big Boi has again rubbished reports their upcoming album will be their last - because he and rap partner ANDRE 3000 plan to release two LPs within a year.

Boi, who is touring America with Usher in August (04) - without Andre - recently admitted their relationship is solely based on their chemistry in the studio and hinted the soundtrack to the HBO-funded Outkast movie would be their last collaboration.

But the hip-hop star has delighted fans by announcing he also plans to record a "hardcore album" with Andre and producers ORGANIZED NOISE - and release it later this year (04).

Boi says, "You gonna get two albums within the next 365 days. The soundtrack will be released in May (05). It's gonna be all brand-new songs, me and Dre on one CD together.

"But before we put the soundtrack out, we're going to put another album out this November (04). It's gonna be a hardcore album, me and Dre letting Organized Noize produce the whole album. I can't give you the title of it yet, but it's coming together nicely."

31/05/2004 08:49