Could a 20th anniversary commemoration of Outkast’s “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik” include new material from the duo? Big Boi, one half of the legendary Atlanta group spoke with Power 106’s Big Boy’s Neighborhood and said he and Andre 3000 had been “discussing some things” for Outkast fans.
“We been kind of discussing some things. Once we map it out, we’ll make an announcement. But we’ll see,” he said. “It’s 20 years, man. We started out at 15, 16 years old. We made our first album when we were 17 years old. Twenty-five million records later, seven Grammys, I feel great.”
Admitting that he knows the public has been itching to see Lucious Left Foot and Three Stacks back in the studio, Big Boi said, “I definitely want to see it too. We gon’ see. Mum’s the word right now, but we gon’ see.”
Big Boi recently made waves when he jumped on Frank Ocean’s “Dark Matter Remix” creating a de facto Outkast collaboration. He also jammed out to Dre’s verse on “Sorry” when he came onstage during TI’s Atlanta show at the Tabernacle.
Big Boi said that he and Dre stay in touch and despite a lack of official Outkast collaborations, the bond remains strong.
“We been making music so long together that our catalog really speaks for itself,” he said. “So if you want to branch out and do other stuff and catch different vibes, that’s cool. But it’s bigger than music. I just think of him as a serial killer, because everything he get on is sharp or whatever. When he do these records, he’ll come and be like, ‘Hey man, I’ma play something for you.’ He’ll come to my house and I’ll hear the stuff before it comes out.”
See Big Boi’s full interview with Big Boy from Power 106 below.