News: Big Boi Reveals Real Motivation Behind OutKast Reunion: "I Can't Wait" [Video]
Monday, Jan 20, 2014 9:46AM
OutKast's Big Boi has confirmed highly-anticipated plans for him to reunite with estranged group member Andre 3000 in the near future with a slew of various concerts.
While Boi noted the significance of delivering quality music after two decades, he credited OutKast's supporters for fueling the need for a reunion.
"We're celebrating 20 years, a milestone in our careers," Boi said in an interview when asked about the OutKast reunion. "It's for the fans. I can't wait to get on the stage with my brother, Three Stacks, you know, kill 'em. It's a long time, you know, to still be doing music at a high caliber and having fun doing it." (REVOLT TV)
A few days ago, music veteran Queen Latifah denied being behind making a new OutKast album statement.
"PS: the rumor mill says I predicted an @Outkast album...except I didn't. Sorry to get twitter a flutter. XO," Latifah tweeted January 16. (Queen Latifah's Twitter)
Last week, buzz about OutKast putting together a reunion project heated up the Internet.
OutKast will embark on 40-date festival run later this year, so the rumors of a new album should only intensify. But last night on Howard Stern's radio show, former Kast manager Queen Latifah dumped a whole gallon of gasoline on those dreams, telling Stern that Big Boi and Andre 3000 are "about to work on a new album." (Complex)
New album or not, Three Stacks and Daddy Fat Sax will grace the stage at Alabama's Hangout Festival this May.
The pair will be sharing the stage with the Black Keys, the Killers, Jack Johnson, Queens of the Stone Age, Pretty Lights, the Flaming Lips, the Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse and many more. Coming days after announcing that they will be playing their first shows in a decade, including Coachella, Delaware's Firefly Festival, Governor's Ball and Georgia's Counterpoint Festival -- Outkast's Hangout gig is the fifth date in a promised 40-date festival run. Hangout hip-hop fans can also look forward to catching Wiz Khalifa, Le1f, emerging Chicago wordsmith Chance the Rapper, and Childish Gambino, who should recreate his "3005" video on the ferris wheel. (Rolling Stone)
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Check out Big Boi's interview: