Before there was a Good Kid M.A.A.D City, College Dropout, Reasonable doubt, and even before there was a Ready to Die OutKast released their debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. Since then the group that was made up by Andre 3000 and fellow rapper Big Boi took the rap game by storm and released 5 more successful albums, which included Grammy winning, 11x Multiplatinum album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below which is still the only rap album to win the Grammy for Best Album of the Year.
It seemed like everything the group put out became gold or should I say platinum. That stylized mixture of Hip Hop, Soul, and Funk thrown in a pot with flow, lyrics and storytelling had not only hip hop fans going crazy but people from other genres began to take notice. Accolades began raining down on the duo.
Who would of thought a couple of kids from Atlanta would make one of the best catalogs of music ever.
So what’s the problem? Well The duo hasn’t released an album or even recorded together since their last Lp idlewild and that was 8 years ago.
Don’t get me wrong its not abnormal for artist to take time off, actually its very common but I wouldn’t call this hiatus a vacation from their craft. Both artist from OutKast have been busy in their own right Big Boi has dropped 2 solo albums and Andre 3000 has featured in over 15 songs during that time respectively.
OutKast made headlines in past year when Big Boi added a verse to the remixes of the Frank Ocean song Pink Matter and T.I. song Sorry which both already had a verse from Andre 3000. Many people began to think of this of sign that an OutKast reunion will happen soon, but those rumors were dismissed by an Andre 3000 interview with spin. Although the early 2013 reunion was false OutKast made bigger news when they became headliner a for Coachella 2014 and releasing further tour dates following the festival. The response the duo is getting should be enough to let them see that they’re missed and that people really love the music they make.
We want a new OutKast album and we want it hopefully in the near future.
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