This week, the Allindstrom.com team travels down to Atlanta to meet with the legendary founder of Organized Noize, Rico Wade. In the interview we discuss what he learned from the rise of his cousin Future, plans for the Organized Noize family, and the possible date of Outkast’s next album. Can we wait till 2014?
Man, when their own Wiki entry doesn’t have any faith in a “reunion,” what hope do we have. This isn’t a shot, as I’d like a ‘Kast project to drop just as much as the next person, but it’s been nearly a decade and there’s been no kind of sign outside of a picture, some interviews quasi-hinting at one and other random, non-concrete stuff. At this point I expect an Outkast album in 2014 the same way I’ve been waiting for a new Lox project. Good grief.
As a self-proclaimed Outkast stan, I always take time to read/listen to pretty much anything that involves the East Point duo. And today, Ryan Hemsworth has added his signature sound to track two off Aquemini. As part of first issue of Pure Baking Soda‘s Cooking By The Book magazine series; which explores and presents the beginnings of Andre 3000 and Big Boi. Sadly, the limited edition mag (200 in French, 100 in English) is sold out right now. Hopefully it gets stocked soon (and someone reminds me when it does haha). ao-ao.
Still on a hunt for Outkast’s debut southernplayalisticadillacmuzik on vinyl, I find myself throwing the CD in the home theater and vibing out more and more. It’s quite obvious that ‘kast is my favorite group of all time (as if the name of the site wasn’t a big enough give away) and anytime I start to feel “down” I light something up, press play on track-14 and zone out. There’s only so much time left in this crazy world…
OutKast is the greatest duo in music. Ever. Since they are not getting back together anytime soon, I wanted to shed new light on some of my favorite songs and give people some new Kast to bump. Hey @BigBoi, you checking this shit out? – WoodysProduce.
While Big Boi and Andre 3000 are coming up on the 20th Anniversary of their Outkast debut Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, Sir Lucious Left Foot sits down with Big Boy on Power106 to reveal he and 3 Stacks have been “discussing some things” as far as what they plan on doing. Nothing is set in stone, but the smile that hits Big Boi’s face at the 2:05 mark has the inner-Outkast stan in me trippin’ in excitement. Living in Vegas and never really able to check shows before I started doing this HipHopDX/2DopeBoyz thing, I never had a chance to check them live. Something that has always haunted me as a true fan. And while new music would obviously be amazing (if both of them WANT to do it), a reunion show would be something I’d pay top dollar to see. A dopeboy can hope!
Back in July, Big Boi revealed that it was Andre 3000 that “blocked” him from being on Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter” because he didn’t want an official Outkast reunion on someone else’s LP (which is understandable). Fast forward to last week and Big Boi went ahead and hit us with an unofficial remix. Talking to SPIN, 3 Stacks made it his point to state that neither the “Pink Matter (rmx)” as well as the upcoming “I’m Sorry (rmx)” are official Outkast collaborations.
It’s important for me to be clear about the origins of my contributions to ‘Pink Matter’ and ‘Sorry.’
I was approached as a solo artist by both Frank Ocean & Tip. I discussed musical direction with each artist and completed my verses. It was after that when Big Boi’s name came up.
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.
I understand that anyone can put out an unofficial remix to any song but I have an obligation to be honest with fans about what this is… and what it isn’t.
This is pretty much common knowledge, but like I said on Instsagram… even if it’s unofficial, it still brought a smile to my face to hear these two on the same record again.
In a couple recent interviews, Big Boi gets “Intimate” with FUSE (shown above), gives advice to new artists, shares his thoughts on a possible reunion with Andre 3000, addresses gun laws, explains why he didn’t vote for Barack Obama and more.
3 Stacks appeared on the original version of “Pink Matter” off Channel ORANGE. Well, a few days ago Big Boi took to his Tumblr to let the fans know he’s also dropping a verse on a new version of “Pink Matter” and confirmed it on Twitter. Outkast fans can finally rejoice, as this will be the closest to an Outkast reunion as we’ll get until the two decide to get back in the lab and bang out some new shit. SHAKE UPDATE: Just as he said below, Big Boi will also be adding some vocals to T.I.’s “I’m Sorry” as well. Dope!
With a new release date of December 11, Pitchfork unveils the cover art to Big Boi’s upcoming album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. Check the first single w/ Kelly Rowland right here if you haven’t done so already.