(AllHipHop News) Rappers Big Boi and Andre 3000 have reignited fans' hopes for a new Outkast album after reuniting for a rare public appearance in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this week.
The stars attended a private screening of the USA network's new true crime drama series, "Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.," and they were all smiles as they posed for a snap at the event.
Big Boi later shared the photo on his Instagram account, and poked fun at his longtime collaborator for his lack of social media presence, writing, "#UnsolvedUSA wit #NoIG3000.'
The public reunion emerged five months after Andre 3000 admitted he has lost "the pulse" for contemporary hip-hop.
"I don't have the pulse anymore. Rhythms change every generation. The intensity and the drums change. And I'm not on the pulse," the Hey Ya! hitmaker told GQ magazine last year. "I can't pretend. It's kinda like watching your uncle dance."
However, Big Boi is refusing to give up hope of the Grammy-winning pair hitting the studio again, insisting fans should give Andre all the time he needs.
"I've always said, whenever 'Dre is ready, I'm always ready," he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Right now, he's focusing on different things, and we respect that as a brotherhood. We text each other every other day. That's my brother. We've done everything there is to do in music. We won the highest prize, we sold the most records. We started when we were 17 years old - let the man breathe a little bit."
Outkast's last album of new material was Idlewild, which was released in 2006.