Fans have been waiting for an Outkast collaborative project since the release of their 2003 album Speakerboxx/Love Below, and the Idlewild soundtrack which was released in 2006.

Now that wait for a new Outkast group album is over as the ATLiens will release a new album next year (2012), which will be a follow up to solo albums from both Andre 3000 and Big Boi which will be released by the end of 2011.

HipHopWired is reporting both Big Boi and Andre 3000 will drop new albums by the end of 2011, followed by the next Outkast collaborative project within the next years  time.

An industry source told HHW “Outkast is on track to release a new album by early next year,” Followed by “Both Dre and Big are working on solo projects; they want those out by the end of 2011.”

If all goes as planned that will be 3 releases from the Outkast camp with-in the next year.