Outkast shows no mercy for their crowd following and this is good. They did not come to Lolla to just play the crowd pleasers, they were ready to thank the fans that go way back!
As a devoted fan since the beginning, ’93, Outkast has forever been one of those nostalgic acts. However, their come back tour has been tainted with terrible reviews of their first concert back together the first weekend of Coachella earlier this year. Hearing this was still not going to stop me.
They opened with the ultimate crowd pleaser, “B.O.B.” and eventually really got into their groove 20 minutes in. They hit all the good stuff and Big Boi’s lyrics were as Krispy as krispy can get. Andre of course, sports his iconic wigs. The crowd went and got drink refills or left to see Calvin Harris when the ATL duo played their throwback records from their ’94 album southernplayaisticadillacmuzik including Players Ball and took us out of this world with hits from ATLiens. And of course, they had to play Skew It On the Bar-B. The ATLiens slowed it down with Sorry Miss Jackson and then ended their set with The Whole World.
Were they the best show at Lolla so far? No, that was Eminem.
Are they back and are everything I ever expected and more? Yes.
In the end, I think it is easy for others to say that Outkast’s set wasn’t as hyped as it could have been, but they were not going reunite to only play crowd pleasers. The duo has aged well and definitely were playing for the fans that have been with them from the start… not the teenagers that have seemed to taken over Lolla.
2. Gasoline Dreams
4. Skew It on the Bar-B
5. Rosa Parks
6. Da Art of Storytellin’, Part 1
(with Sleepy Brown)
9. Ms. Jackson
10. Kryptonite (I’m on It)
(Purple Ribbon All-Stars cover)
12. The Way You Move
13. She Lives in My Lap
15. Hey Ya!
16. Hootie Hoo
17. Crumblin’ Erb
19. Player’s Ball
20. Elevators (Me & You)
22. So Fresh, So Clean
(with Sleepy Brown)
23. Int’l Player’s Anthem (I Choose You)
(Underground Kingz cover)
24. The Whole World
No need to fret any longer ATLiens. After seeing OutKast tabbed to headline countless festivals not in Atlanta this summer, the duo announced today that they will be heading home… and it looks like it’ll be the appropriate grand homecoming.
The venue: Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on Sept. 27. Wow. Quite the venue, indeed. According to Billboard, Outkast will curate the show, with addition performers to be unveiled in the coming weeks.
Says André 3000:
Coming from Atlanta gave us the freedom to be whatever we ever wanted to be because no one was paying attention. Now that everyone is, we want to say thank you.
Visit the dedicated website at outkastatlast.com for more tidbits leading up to the concert, and of course, tickets when they go on sale on June 18 at 10am ET.
I just signed a deal with Epic Records. So I’m back with L.A. Reid and Sylvia Rhone. Got a brand new situation. I signed the deal the day after the first Coachella date, that Saturday. That’s my mentor. He understands my music. And one thing about L.A. Reid, there are no creative restraints. He trusts my ear and let’s me make the music I want to make. We love being in business together. That’s my big brother.
And on the first solo album for Epic:
The album I’m not gonna rush. I wanted to put something out before the end of the year. It depends, because me and Dre got a lot of work to do from now until the end of October. [But] you’re definitely going to get some brand new Big Boi material. Two or three singles before the fall.
The great year for Big Boi continues. This has all the makings of a great move for all parties involved.
As stated in their promise to perform at 40+ music festivals this year, OutKast keeps the news flowing as the duo has just announced they will be headlining the BET Experience this summer at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The 3-day musical extravaganza will see the duo on the 2nd day which will feature performances from OutKast, A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross, & August Alsina, among many more. Hosted by DJ Khaled, other performers over the 3-day period will include Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Trey Songz, Marsha Ambrosius, K. Michelle, & many others in the world of Hip-Hop & R&B.
The BET Experience kicks off Friday June 27 & will end after the BET Awards on Sunday of that same weekend. Single day ticket prices range from $60.00 – $150.00 while 3-day packages start at $200.00.
Indulge yourselves in a 2 hour mix of old rarities, demos, collabs, and remixes from Big Boi & Andre 3000 — a must-add to your OutKast catalogue, courtesy of MICK (formerly Mick Boogie). A lot of us are not only longtime OutKast fans, but also longtime Mick Boogie fans, so having the latter produce a two-hour long mix is a fantastic appeal for us fans of both. Below is the official statement and where you can press play already.
Greetings Earthling: Outkast, hands down, is one of my favorite groups of all time – in any genre of music. Their music set trends, defined a generation, and created a mood unlike any other. In honor of their Coachella reunion, I put together a fun mix of Big Boi and Andre 3000 rarities, demos, collaborations and remixes. If you’re a MICK (or Mick Boogie – remember him?) fan, you’ll find this similar to the retrospectives I did for A Tribe Called Quest and the Beastie Boys. If you’re looking for Outkast’s greatest hits or stuff from their albums, you’re out of luck. Go to iTunes and buy those right now. If you’re a true fan and looking to dig a little bit deeper and really enter the world of the Dungeon Family – this is made for you. And it’s hella long – maybe TOO long – almost two hours! Lastly, check out the special painted original cover we created – made by Deftone of Jolly Awesome. Take me to your leader…