The OutKast rumors have been all over the map this past year. It seems as though every other week we get confirmation or denial of a new OutKast album, a solo album from Andre 3000, or whatever it may be.
On paper, hip-hop and opera seem like completely different styles of music, but many producers have shown us otherwise. Using dramatic, often high-pitched vocal samples, they add a theatrical element to rap tracks.
Good news, everyone! Shortly after receiving confirmation that Outkast would be reuniting, not only for a Coachella 2014 show, but for an actual tour, the legendary duo have been spotted together-- although no word on if it was to work on music.
More than any other artists or group (excepting Scarface) Outkast is responsible for the rise of southern rap. They were among the first acts to gain recognition from the region and remain one of the most commercially and critically successful rap groups to date.
The duo of Outkast, Andre 3000 and Big Boi both seem to be having a rough week. We reported earlier today that Andre 3000's mother passed away, and now we get news of a slight disturbance in Big Boi's life, although nowhere near Andre's. A knee injury is forcing Big Boi to postpone his current tour dates.
Big Boi continues to promote his latest solo album, Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors, with the announcement of a tour supporting the LP.The 1/2 of Outkast will be hitting the road for a "Shoes For Running" tour in mid-April, until June.
The 1990’s was the most crucial decade in the
mainstream acceptance of hip hop as a viable art form. The genre’s fresh,
energetic sound, coupled with an explosion of talent and one very tragic feud,
allowed for rap music to assume a dominant position in popular culture. Some of