UPDATED: OutKast will reunite for live performances in 2014By Ru Johnson | November 19th, 2013 | No Comments »
UPDATE, 12:43 p.m., Nov. 20: Sleepy Brown has deleted his Instagram photo, which appeared to confirm OutKast at Coachella in 2014.
UPDATE, 7:39 a.m., Nov. 20: Diddy’s REVOLT TV has confirmed that OutKast will reunite on stage for live performances only. “The reunion is currently set to exist solely in the live setting, with no new album plans in sight, for now,” the outlet is reporting. Outkast collaborator and Dungen Family member Sleepy Brown also appears to have confirmed a Coachella set, with a photo on Instagram.
Andre 3000 and Big Boi are in talks to end the six-year hiatus of OutKast to perform at Coachella 2014, according to sources close to Billboard.
Since 2007, Andre and Big Boi have been bombarded with rumors about an OutKast reunion — though Big Boi has continued to make music as a solo artist.
In previous years Coachella has brought together Rage Against the Machine, The Pixies, the Wu-tang Clan, and even a solo set from Lauryn Hill.
According to Billboard:
One source tells Billboard that there have definitely been “some conversations” about Outkast reuniting, while another says it is “all systems go” for Big Boi and Andre 3000 to end their hiatus next year.
The last time hip-hop lovers were so up in arms about a possible reunion from OutKast, it was over Frank Ocean’s track “Pink Matter.” The original featured Andre and the second version got a pick-me up from Big Boi. The two were quick to dispel rumors of a “reunion record.”
Known as one of the most well-respected hip-hop acts in history, OutKast’s 2003 album “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” earned the album of the year from the Grammy’s and has been certified diamond.
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