Twenty years this year, Outkast burst onto the rap scene with their solid debut CD, “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik”. The Atlanta duo, Big Boi and Andre 3000, wrote intelligent rhymes, brought laid-back funk back to the forefront in rap music, and dominated the charts with their genius double CD, “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below”. But after their 2006 “Idlewild” soundtrack, Outkast just disappeared for 8 years, no new CD’s, no tours. Yes, both Big Boi and Andre 3000 would both show up as featured artists on other tracks and each released some solo work but fans yearned for one more Outkast CD, another tour, and a full Outkast reunion. Then out of nowhere, Big Boi and Andre fulfilled some wishes and performed a set at this year’s Coachella Festival for the 20th Anniversary of their debut CD.
“BIG BOI SPEAKS ABOUT COACHELLA and THE NEW ALBUM”
Outkast has scheduled 40 tour dates for 2014 all over the world including a special homecoming reunion show in Atlanta on September 27th at Centennial Olympic Park. Tickets for the park show (no seats) are $55 for general admission, $105 for the Golden Circle, and $210 for VIP. Special guests are expected and an “extended headlining” set has been promised. But what about a full reunion? A new Outkast CD? Queen Latifah told Howard Stern in January that “they’re doing their thing….they’re working on a new album”. Perhaps that was true in January but Big Boi told Revolt Magazine a month later, “”No, no, no. We’re just doing the tour only, just for the fans, … It’s just Outkast’s 20th year anniversary, just a way for us to celebrate with our fans, But there’s no album in the works, no.”
Outkast Classic – “SpottieOttieDopaliscious”
Big Boi (Solo) – “Tremendous Damage”