An Outkast reunion is not something to speak of jokingly, as it's been a long time coming for devoted fans who've waited patiently for the legendary duo to reconnect. That's why it's with our pleasure to say that their rumored Coachella 2014 appearance looks more likely than ever after Rico Wade, an Dungeon Family Member and Organized Noize producer, confirmed that Big Boi and André 3000 are taking the stage this April.
The ATLien spilled the beans while speaking with Stereogum on his younger cousin and current rap sensation Future. Wade mentioned Outkast's Coachella commitment offhandedly (or so we'd like to think). Find an excerpt from his conversation below:
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.
Though we've yet to hear it straight from the horses' mouths, Wade, one-third of the production team comprised of himself, Ray Murray and the more transparent Sleepy Brown, is about as good it gets when it comes to confirming current Oukast happenings. In fact, we're already hoping that Outkast integrates a few of these proposed songs into their set list.
Read the Stereogum piece in full here.
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