They gave us some of hip-hops most fun early nineties classics and continued cranking out Top 40 hits as the years went by. But in the past few years, the Outkast we’ve known and love has become a rarity to see together or even hear together on a new track. But all that could soon change.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Big Boi said he is hopeful that a collaboration with Outkast’s other member, Andre 3000 could become a reality. The magazine reported Big Boi’s thoughts on the potential reunion:
“I think it’s very much possible because we have L.A. Reid in our corner now, and he was the first to sign Outkast,” Big Boi said, referring to the record executive’s recent jump from chairman of Island Def Jam Music Group to Epic Records.
If all goes well, that move should undo the label roadblocks (Big Boi has a solo deal with Def Jam, while Outkast is signed to Jive) that kept the pair’s “Lookin’ for Ya” collaboration off of Big Boi’s 2010 solo debut, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty.
“L.A. has permission to make it happen now,” Big Boi said of the potential mini-reunion. “So I hope it does, and I don’t really see why it won’t.”
Big Boi says he hopes to see his new album Daddy Fat Sax in stores by the end of the year. Working on the project since last Fall, he says he currently has 17 finished songs, including a track with artist-friend Janelle Monae.
While the rapper wouldn’t comment on the track with Miss Monae, he has told fans it’s worth the hype saying only, “expect the unexpected.”
All this reunion talk though, makes me reminisce on the good old days. Remember this?
Are you excited for Andre 3000 to join Big Boi on a track or do you want a full blown new album from the duo? Tell us what you think Clutchettes and gents!