Soul icon focussing on new album...
Aretha Franklin

Andre 3000 has always liked to keep busy.

Currently focussing on the ongoing OutKast re-union, the rapper is already lining up a number of new projects.

Speaking at her birthday party, Aretha Franklin explained that Andre 3000 is set to collaborate on her forthcoming studio album.

As Billboard point out, the soul icon told reporters: "I think Andre 2000—is it two or three? 3000 is going to be doing some of the tracks".

Elsewhere, singer-songwriter Babyface is also due to collaborate on the album, Aretha Franklin's first batch of new material since 2011.

Because it's Monday... here's a live (and very good) performance of 'I Say A Little Prayer' from 1970.

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