Outkast

Biography

There's an old proverb about genius that says "talent does what it can, genius does what it must." In the world of the corporate-controlled, media-driven, trend-following music industry - where record labels pump out cookie-cutter music by the baker's dozens - it is rare that you come across mainstream hip-hop artists who are willing to push the envelope by daring to go creatively where few artist are willing to go. Most artists would rather stick to the carefully prepared scripts that brought them gold and platinum the first time. Hence why so many of today's contemporary hip-hop records tend to sound alike.

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Outkast And Robin Thicke Take To The Stage At Wireless Festival 2014

7th July 2014 -

 News

Outkast and Robin Thicke were among the star performers at this year's Wireless Festival in London and Birmingham, which saw a few familiar faces in the crowds as well as on the stages.Outkast have been...

Outkast Are Still Outkast And Rocked Governors Ball New York This Weekend

8th June 2014 -

 News

Governors Ball is a notoriously difficult music fest for logistical reasons – remote location, frequently awful weather, etc. Still, crowds flock to the festival year after year – and looking at this year’s lineup, it...

Experience Sun, Sand And Sensational Sounds At Hangout Festival 2014

16th May 2014 -

 News

Alabama's sun-soaked, sold-out Hangout Music Fest begins officially today (May 16th 2014) following yesterday's kick-off party - and there's almost too much fun to take in.Set against the glorious backdrop of Gulf Shores' pure white...

Big Boi Lands Solo Deal: Bad News For Outkast?

12th May 2014 -

 News

Big Boi has landed his very own record deal with Epic Records, where he'll have the chance to work with his mentor L.A. Reid once again. The rapper, better known as one half of the...

Betty Who, Tegan And Sara And Foster The People - Big Guava Music Festival 2014 Is Definitely Worth A Visit

2nd May 2014 -

 News

Arguably what could be Florida's most fun-packed 3-day event of the year, Big Guava Music Festival makes its debut today (May 2nd 2014) with an impressive line-up headlined by Outkast, Vampire Weekend and Foster The...

Outkast Were Back In Georgia For CounterPoint Festival 2014, With A Few Special Guests

29th April 2014 -

 News

Outkast returned home to Georgia for their stint at CounterPoint Festival 2014 - and fans were a lot more pleased this time round than they were at their comeback gig at Coachella.Nothing was going to...

Eminem And Pearl Jam Among Headliners For Austin City Limits Music Festival

22nd April 2014 -

 News

Eminem and Pearl Jam are just two of the big name acts chosen to headline the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. Hosted in Austin, Texas, the three date event is scheduled to take place...

Coachella Weekend Two: Outkast Pull It Back, Pharrell Brings More Surprise and Arcade Fire Leave Us Confused

21st April 2014 -

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The Coachella festival has closed its gates for another year, but not before it got an almighty second weekend send off. Last weekend the festival brought plenty of star performances, special surprises and maybe a...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

17th April 2014 -

 News

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring campgrounds, a food court, bars (including a draught house), carnival rides, free water stations and its very own arts...

Did Technical Difficulties Fail Outkast During Reunion Gig At Coachella 2014?

15th April 2014 -

 News

Outkast – aka Big Boi and Andre 3000 – reunited for the first time in 10 years at Coachella Saturday night. It was a pretty big deal. The set was broadcast live, so even those...

Coachella 2014: Was It The Best Year Yet?

14th April 2014 -

 News

The Coachella Festival has closed its doors for another year, leaving a bunch of sweating Californian hipsters and A-list celebrities to pack up and dream of 2015. Many had described the 2014 line-up as one...

Was Outkast's Comeback at Coachella A Total Disaster?

12th April 2014 -

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Outkast made their long awaited comeback at Coachella, topping last night’s bill and making their first stateside performance for 12 years. But with all that expectation came only disappointment, if The Guardian’s review is anything...

Sharon Van Etten, Tinariwen, Mac DeMarco And More Added To Way Out West 2014 Line-Up

28th March 2014 -

 Press

The festival takes place 7th - 9th August in Gothenburg, Sweden with Outkast, Röyksopp & Robyn, Queens Of The Stone Age, The National, Neutral Milk Hotel, Janelle Monáe, Pusha T, Icona Pop, Bill Callahan, Darkside...

Lollapalooza Line-Up 2014: Your Guide To The 3 Day Extravanganza

26th March 2014 -

 News

Lollapalooza has sold out of three-day general tickets. Got that? No more tickets. Which is a shame, considering that one hell of a line-up has just been announced including Eminem, Kings of Leon and Outkast....

Lollapalooza Festival To Welcome Kings of Leon, Eminem, Arctic Monkeys and Outkast

26th March 2014 -

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Eminem, OutKast, Kings Of Leon and Skrillex have been officially announced as the headliners for this year’s Lollapalooza festival. The festival will take place over the August 1-3 weekend at its home of Chicago’s Grant...

Placebo, Outkast, Bombay Bicycle Club Lead Record Store Day 2014: Race You There!

20th March 2014 -

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The vinyl list has been released for this year's Record Store Day, which will be celebrated by 240 independent music shops throughout the UK with over 600 exclusive releases available. More big-name acts than ever...

Coachella Festival 2014: Your Guide To This Year's Lineup

24th February 2014 -

 News

The Coachella festival always manages to bring out the big names for its annual two weekend spectacular in April. This year, organizers have outdone themselves with a feast of big name acts that will take...

The Even Bigger Sasquatch! Announces Outkast And Soundgarden As Headliners

4th February 2014 -

 News

The annual Sasquatch! festival is set to be even even bigger and better this year as it grows to two weekends this summer with Outkast and Soundgarden announced as headliners.Outkast's Andre 3000 will reunite with...

Wireless Festival 2014 - Kanye West, Drake, Bruno Mars, Outkast And Pharrell Plus Many More Confirmed

28th January 2014 -

 Press

Kanye West, Drake and Bruno Mars have been confirmed to headline Wireless Festival 2014. The tenth Wireless Festival will take place for the very first time at London's Finsbury Park and Birmingham's Perry Park...

Bestival 2014 Lineup Kicks Off With OutKast Announcement

28th January 2014 -

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The reunited hip-hop outfit OutKast are the first act to be announced for the Bestival 2014 line-up. The event takes place at the Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight from September 4th-7th....

Governors Ball Music Festival 2014 Lineup Feat. Outkast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes And More

16th January 2014 -

 Press

The 4th Annual Governors Ball Music FestivalAnnounces 2014 LineupFeaturing...Outkast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, Phoenix, Skrillex, Interpol, Axwell & Ingrosso, Tv On The Radio, Foster The People, Julian Casablancas, Disclosure, Neko Case, J. Cole,...

Coachella Line-up Sees Outkast Return Alongside Muse and Arcade Fire

9th January 2014 -

 News

It doesn’t seem right to be talking about the international headliners set to grace sun-drenched climes of Coachella 2014, not when January still plagues us so. But with Andre 3000 and Big Boi set to...

OutKast, Muse and Arcade Fire To Headline Coachella 2014

9th January 2014 -

 News

Coachella 2014 will be returning to Indio, California, this spring for a two-weekend spectacular that will see some of the world's biggest performers gather in one polo field in the middle of the desert. This...

Outkast Reforming? 2014 Tour Dates Could Be On Horizon

20th November 2013 -

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Outkast may be ending their six year hiatus for a performance at California's Coachella in April next year, according to Billboard's multiple sources. One said that there had "definitely been 'some conversations'" between band members...

OutKast Rapper Agrees On Fee To Join Celebrity Big Brother House

7th August 2013 -

 News

Big Boi, the rapper who first found international fame and acclaim with the hip-hop group OutKast, has agreed to appear on the upcoming season of Celebrity Big Brother. The Sun first reported that the rapper...

Andre 3000's Mother, Social Activist Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, Dies At 58

29th May 2013 -

 News

The mother of rapper and Outcast member Andre 3000, Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, died this Tuesday (May 28). The tragic news was announced by a representative for her son, real name Andre Lauren Benjamin, this Wednesday (May...

A Week in Music - Bowie's 'The Next Day' Album Was Worth The Wait, Sigur Ros Back At Their Spectacular Best, Everything Everything Take Another Step Into The Mainstream With 'Duet'

11th March 2013 -

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Albums of Note... David Bowie’s return to the shelves of our local record shops (well, the few that still exist) has been met with a grateful and adulatory fanfare, across the board and it’s been...

Big Boi and B.O.B to Appear in Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel in Song and Character

7th December 2012 -

 News

The Outkast rapper Big Boi has both worked with the creme-de-la-creme of hip hop and pop, but now he is spreading his wings in the medium of... video games. Big Boi has already appeared as...

Army of Two: B.o.B. And OutKast's Big Boi Lined Up For Shoot 'Em Up

7th December 2012 -

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OutKast’s Big Boi is adding another string to his bow, by featuring in a videogame, along with his friend and collaborator B.o.B. The two of them will reportedly feature in the Electronic Arts shoot-em-up entitled...

Andre 3000 Definitely Has No Debut Solo Project In The Making

15th November 2012 -

 News

Andre 3000 has no plans to release a solo album despite former OutKast buddy Big Boi working on his own new project.The former duo member admits he has toyed with several music ideas but isn't...

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