The latest rumor circling Coachella concerns one of the best hip-hop duos of all time – OutKast. It looks like Andre 3000 and Big Boi might finally end their hiatus at next year’s famous festival. More details below.
According to Billboard (via RollingStone), Coachella will be OutKast’s first reunion performance, which will later be followed by more festival performances throughout the year. Billboard‘s sources say there have been “some converstions” between Big Boi and Andre 3000, while another says its “all systems go.” But we’re calling this a rumor until the official word is out.
Earlier this year, Andre 3000 and Big Boi appeared together on a remix of Frank Ocean‘s “Pink Matter,” as well as a remix of T.I.‘s “Sorry.” But Andre strictly said that there was no reunion in sight.
“I never want to mislead our audience – I worried that some would think these were Outkast collaborations. These songs are not Outkast collaborations. I discussed this rationale with Big, Frank and T.I. and everyone agreed. That is why I was surprised to read about these remixes.”
Since their hiatus was first announced in 2006, Big Boi has put out two solo albums – 2010′s Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty and 2012′s Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors – while Andre 3000 has collaborated with several artists. He also put his efforts into acting, by portraying Jimi Hendrix in the biopic All Is By My Side.
This reunion would be great, but we’re holding our hopes for the official word.
What do you think? Are you hoping for an OutKast reunion?