ATL meets ATL Now in the studio last night as this pic was taken of Future & Andre 3000 lookin' like they were makin music together, via Future's IG. What do you think about the potential sounds of these two clashing on a record? No matter how much a fan you are of Future, this collab does have hit potential on paper.
"Just leaving the old Stewart Ave. #unfuckwittable" - Big Boi
Last night, Big Boi took to his Instagram to get OutKast fans even more geeked about their reunion. He and Dre were back home and these couple of photos further confirm their upcoming headlining performance at Coachella 2014 (+ the subsequent tour afterward). Fitting that Thanksgiving weekend brings these two together huh?
Reports and sources are flying everywhere on the interwebs this afternoon that OutKast will be reuniting and headlining Coachella in 2014. Billboard has the scoop:
"One source tells Billboard that there have definitely been "some conversations" about Outkast reuniting, while another says it is "all systems go" for Big Boi and Andre 3000 to end their hiatus next year. A rep for Outkast did not comment for this story, while reps for their current label home, Epic, as well as Coachella organizer Goldenvoice, did not respond to request for comment at press time."
If this proves to be true, then, yes! We're all happy. There's really no other way to put it.
UPDATE: As if the news couldn't get any sweeter, Revolt TV confirms that not only will OutKast be reuniting during Coachella, but also are planning a full 2014 reunion tour. And the rumor is they'll also be playing Idlewild in its entirety. Saweet!
Hang on to your seats, folks. Andre 3000 provides the first sign that a new solo album is finally coming! And it's according to BET president of music programming, Stephen Hill, as he recalls this phone exchange with 3 Stacks.
Of course, we still got to take the news with somewhat of a grain of salt since album release dates don't mean much until we see the iTunes pre-order link, but hey... this is coming from a good source... and just any sign that Andre 3000 is dropping a new project is exciting!
The first picture of the upcoming biopic on Jimi Hendrix was released today, and if you didn't know, none other than Andre 3000 has the part of the legendary musician. This was revealed via the Toronto International Film Festival’s website, where All Is By My Side premieres in September.
The biopic will unfortunately not feature any songs by Hendrix, as his estate declined permission. But Dre will be performing songs from The Beatles and Muddy Waters as the film will focus on a year of Hendrix's life from 1966-1967. Here's the official All Is By My Side description to further entice you. Yeah, I really want to see this.
"Jimmy James, an unknown backup guitarist, left New York City for London, England in 1966. A year later he returned — as Jimi Hendrix. All Is By My Side brings authenticity and poignancy to the story of the man behind the legend, and of the people who loved and inspired him."
The rising hit producer Mike Will Made It revealed a studio session that fans are sure to get excited for — a session with Andre 3000. Naturally, we all look forward to the end product of this collab.
Meanwhile, it's been awhile since we've had a RANDOM GIF SMASH! so since it's the dog days of summer for sports, here's one of the best baseball plays you'll see this season, courtesy of Orioles third baseman Manny Machado.
Electro-pop group Capital Cities reign in a singing verse from Andre 3000 and some nararation from NPR's Frank Taveres for this instant standout off the upcoming album, In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery. The album drops June 4th and with this hip hop crossover, namely with a nice contribution from 3 Stacks, the group's now on my radar. Love the random title too: "Farrah Fawcett Hair".
04.26: It’s finally here! Check out Beyoncé’s and Andre 3000’s take on the late great Any Winehouse“Back To Black.” The very highly anticipated cover will be featured on The Great Gatsby soundtrack, which will be made available May 7th. Don’t you just LOVE how haunting and seductive Beyoncé’s voice sounds on this? Sadly I could have very much done without Andre 3000's part.
05.02 UPDATE: The CDQ version can now be streamed below via NPR.
TIBS EDIT: Gotta send a special shoutout to Chicago's own Hollywood Holt, who produced this record. The story of how that happened made the Chicago Reader and is a fun, quick read here. #TreatedCrew!
After looking over this weeks Top 5, four out of the five songs are really that kind of zone out to music so I hope you all get that same feeling that I did when I was putting this list together. Lets not waste anymore time and get into these tracks.
Easily the most anticipated song that so many people have been looking forward to in a long time. I compared it to the Mayan calendar, and though the song didn't live up to all the anticipation that it had recieved it still did better then the Mayans. I think it was a solid return for Justin, an I'm still pretty confident that the final album is going to be dope as hell.
There isn't much that can be said about this song that hasn't already been said. The obvious new attraction to this song is hearing Big Boi and Andre 3K on the same song again. Hopefully we won't have to wait another couple of years before we hear them together again because this just reminds us how great they are together.
This is a song that I fear people might have over looked because of the unfimiliar name, but your hearing it here first. Mr. Gage is dope. I've known about him because I'm homies with his camp SUH, but this is my first time hearing his music and I am very impressed. Stay in tuned with this guy.
Murph Watkins finds himself in my Top 5 yet again. Every time I hear new music from him I can't help but to think a better version of Curren$y and this song furthered that idea. Listen for yourself and tell me I'm wrong.
The final song on this weeks list is a definite change of pace compared to the other four songs on the list. When I listen to this it serves its purpose, which to me is club/riding music. If your looking for a dope track to kick off the night to "Millions" is for you.
So that's this weeks list, hope you liked it and if you didn't feel free to tell me about it.
Here is the remix to "Pink Matter" - the original version that was supposed to feature OutKast reunited, but ultimately only Andre 3000 made the channel Orange version, since they didn't want the OutKast reunion to happen on someone else's record.
Big Boi's verse is new - and this one's a must-grab for any Frank fans, any OutKast fans... any music fans.