If you're still hoping and praying for an OutKast reunion after all these years, well, don't put away the rosary beads just yet.

There is new material on the way from one half of the pioneering hip-hop duo, however, although it's probably not what you were expecting.

Andre 3000 is set to release a new album of flute instrumentals this coming Friday.

'New Blue Sun' is in fact Andre 3000's debut solo album and celebrates his interest in wind instruments that stretches back twenty years. Its opening track is called 'I Swear, I Really Wanted to Make a Rap Album But This Is Literally the Way the Wind Blew Me This Time'.

Other songs titles include 'The Slang Word P(*)ssy Rolls Off the Tongue with Far Better Ease Than the Proper Word Vagina. Do You Agree?' and 'That Night in Hawaii When I Turned Into a Panther and Started Making These Low Register Purring Tones That I Couldn’t Control … Sh¥t Was Wild'.

“There’s this misconception that I just won't do it,” André says of releasing a rap record. “I think people feel like I'm sitting around on rap albums, or sitting around and I'm just not putting them out in that way. And no it's not like that.”  He continues: “In my mind, I really would like to make a rap album. So maybe that happens one day, but I got to find a way to say what I want to say in an interesting way that's appealing to me at this age.”

OutKast's last album was 2006's 'Idlewild', the soundtrack to the film of the same name.