I'm not sure how he isn't still between projects. Yes he released a solo EP, but it doesn't seem like the solo LP is moving very quick. I think we will be lucky if we are listening to it by next summer. The EP was also kind of underwhelming, 1 amazing song and 3 eh's.
I'm also not sure how his career is going to hit crazy heights with a self released album... Has anyone at his level of fame ever achieved a higher level of fame without some label backing? He needs to get an album out and get on some big tours.