After much speculation, hip hop fans can now rest easy with recent news of an OutKast reunion at this year’s Coachella.
In a recent Stereogum interview, Rico Wade shocked fans when spilling the beans about Big Boi and Andre 3000 being scheduled to perform together. The article states:
“As we bide our time in the lobby, he affably spills the beans about unreleased Andre 3000 solo songs from a decade ago and his hopes to score Future a cameo during OutKast’s reunion sets at Coachella. Eventually he pulls out his iPhone and plays me a Future/Andre collaboration he produced called “Benz Bitch” that’s earmarked for Honest. It’s yet another side of Future and one rarely heard: brainy, libidinous space-age funk mined from Stankonia’s dankest caverns, an homage to his Dungeon Family roots.”
The dynamic duo has been missing in action since 2007, having been featured in movies and songs individually. Rumors that Outkast would reunite surfaced early last year after Billboard reported that Outkast were in negotiations about a possible performance.
Coachella kicks off on April 11 in Indio, California. The official lineup will be announced within the next few weeks.