Today, The New York Times published an interview with André 3000 that was supposed to focus on his role as Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming film "Jimi: All Is By My Side," but a little hint within about new music seems to be attracting much more attention.
A few weeks ago, we reported that Big Boi is currently working on his third solo album, and now we know that the upcoming project will be released on Epic Records, and not on Island Def Jam like his other two LPs.
Big Boi just performed his second reunion show as one half of Outkast, and apparently things went quite a bit smoother this time around-- which is a good thing, seeing as the legendary duo have over 40 festival tour dates set up for this summer.
Big Boi just kicked off a summer-long OutKast reunion tour with André 3000, but his thoughts are already on his next move. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter this week, the rapper revealed plans for several upcoming projects, the first of which is a new solo album.
We are still hoping and praying that there will be an Outkast reunion, although that is looking far more unlikely as both parties vehemently deny this, despite the fact that both Andre and Big Boi are frequenting the festival rounds together.
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.