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Outkast to (Probably) Reunite, I Lose My Fu**ing Mind

Posted by Nathan S. on 11/19/13 | Filed under Top Stories, Andre 3000, Big Boi, Outkast

Allright, let me calm down for a minute. Take a deep breath. Picture some fucking tranquil streams and flowers or some shit Nathan, let's not get too worked up now. Aren't you the one always telling people not to get too excited about this kind of shit until it actually happens? Not is "going to" happen, not "will" happen, but "yes, this is a thing that exists in the world" actually happened? You don't want to get your nap nerd heart broken again. But still...


According to RevoltTV, Big Boi and Andre 3000 have agreed to do a series of shows in 2014. While they aren't yet giving any specific dates or locations, the word around the ye old rap interwebs is that it will at least include a Coachella performance, which may just be the only thing besides a Rosa Acosta vs. Jordan Darver wet t-shirt contest that would get me to go to that god forsaken pit of desert despair Coachella. 

A quick word of caution. This does not mean anything in regards to an Outkast album, that's an entirely different musical and legal monster. We're only talking live shows here. And we're also dealing with Andre 3000, otherwise known as hip-hop's most unreliable emcee. Could 3 Stacks decide to drop out of the show at the last minute, decide to focus instead on a career in experimental ice scuplting, and then drop a "Sorry Pt. 2" on a DJ Unk comeback album four years later? Yes, yes he could. 

But fuck pragmatism and words of caution right now. The best rap duo of all-time, a duo that hasn't performed in a decade, might be getting live again, and the mere possibilty is enough to make me wet my pants with excitement. In fact, I'm going all in and fantasizing about being in the first row of their first comeback show and they play....'re in the same position, what song would you want to hear them open up with? "SpottieOttieDopaliscious" is an all-time favorite, but not really the mood I'm looking for right out the gate. "Player's Ball" would be an amazing old school call, but also too calm. "So Fresh & So Clean"? Actually, you know what? Even though it's not neccessarily my "favorite" Kast song, I think the clear choice is clear. A dark stage. The tension in the air is palpable. Silence. More silence. And then Andre and Big Boi come running onto the stage and you hear...

I can't even begin to imagine how fucking bananas I'd go if that shit happened. I'd lose my mind so thoroughly I'd make Rob Ford look like Bob Ross. And while that dream might not literally come true, we're closer today than we've been in the last decade, and for now that's enough. It's more than enough. 

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