If you’re a fan of Hip Hop, most likely you’re a fan of Outkast. Rap duo straight out of Georgia, Andre’ ( Andre’ 3000) Benjamin, and Antwan (Big Boi) Patton. Formerly known as “Two Shades Deep” (little known fact), the 2 OutKast members decided in 2007 to try solo careers after 15 years of rocking out together as a VERY SUCCESSFUL group.
I guess you would call Big Boi and Andre’ “rappers” but I like to refer to them as “Artists”. Both Artists have unique sounds and different, intriguing ways of presenting their music; giving them one of the most recognizable sounds in history. With hit songs such as “Players Ball”, “Southernplayalisticaddillacmuzik”, B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad), “Ms. Jackson”, and sooooooo many more, OutKast is one group that EVERYONE wants to see reunite in song.
…… and after YEEEEARS of waiting and anticipating, they will finally be on the same track together. Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter” which is on his album “Channel Orange” and already features Andre’ 3000, Big Boi revealed on his tumblr page that he too will be dropping a few bars on the remix of the aforementioned track “Pink Matter”. When asked why he wasn’t on it before; Big Boi responded by saying “Dre’ didn’t want an OutKast record coming out on anyone else’s LP…” (which I can say is understandable).
This tidbit of a verse on someone else’s song may satisfy our Outkast craving for more soul, funk, electronicica, cartoon rock hop music or it may make us want more; personally, I think it’ll be the latter.
One verse on One song is not enough. Does this little tease mean we can look for more Andre’/Big Boi collabs? We shall see. Although this “reunion” may not be the BIG reunion we’ve all been waiting for, it’s a step in the right direction. Hopefully it’ll lead to an “OutKast” album dropping in the near future. Until then, we’ll take Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter” and be satisfied.
As SOON as the remix drops, I’ll post it… SUBSCRIBE BELOW so you’ll be the first to hear it!!