Outkast Reunion Confirmed By Rico Wade
All signs lead to an epic Outkast reunion in the 2014. After Billboard reported numerous sources confirmed Andre “3000” Benjamin and Antwan “Big Boi” Patton prepping a major comeback as a tandem, Rico Wade lets new details slip in a new interview with Stereo Gum.
Wade, the Organized Noize member (one-third of the Dungeon crew who has produced such Outkast hits as their Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik LP and “So Fresh, So Clean” from Stankonia) and cousin of Atlanta rapper Future, also reveals that the Honest rapper has tracks with 3 Stacks:
“I put Future in the studio for the first time,” Rico explains, eager to shed light on his own under-recognized legacy. As we bide our time in the lobby, he affably spills the beans about unreleased Andre 3000 solo songs from a decade ago and his hopes to score Future a cameo during OutKast’s reunion sets at Coachella. Eventually he pulls out his iPhone and plays me a Future/Andre collaboration he produced called “Benz Bitch” that’s earmarked for Honest. It’s yet another side of Future and one rarely heard: brainy, libidinous space-age funk mined from Stankonia’s dankest caverns, an homage to his Dungeon Family roots.
To add fuel to the rumors, General Patton shared a flick of him and his Outkast comrade on Instagram in December.
The reunion is said to be taking place at this year’s Coachella Music Festival in Indio, Calif on April 12. Stay tuned for the performance line-up coming soon.