Music duo Big Boi and Andre 3000 finally lived up to the hype last night (April 11) after reuniting as OutKast at annual music festival Coachella following a publicized group hiatus.
According to reports, the rap veterans treated fans to handfuls of their smash hits.
The rap duo headlined the first night of the music festival Friday in Indio, Calif., performing well-known hits such as “Hey Ya!,” “Ms. Jackson,” “The Way You Move,” “Elevators (Me & You),” and “So Fresh, So Clean.” The Grammy winners performed two dozen tracks – seen via its livestream on YouTube – as they celebrated 20 years in music since the release of their 1994 debut, “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.” (AP)
Three Stacks and Big Boi made sure to interact with concertgoers throughout their set.
“Hey Coachella, are y’all alive?” Andre 3000 asked the crowd at the top of their set. “Are y’all alive? Are y’all alive?” “We just want to know one thing – are you having a good time?” Big Boi asked the crowd. (AP)
Back in January, Big Boi revealed how much OutKast’s supporters ignited 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)
Outside of Coachella, Three Stacks and Daddy Fat Sax will grace the stage at Alabama’s Hangout Festival next month.
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)
Check out some footage of OutKast’s performance: