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Big Boi discussing Outkast reunion


Rapper Big Boi has given fans hope for an Outkast reunion next year after revealing he has been "discussing some things" with Andre 3000 to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut album.

Big Boi recently admitted he has been trying to convince his longtime collaborator to start work on a new album -- their first since 2006 -- but the rapper has just not been interested.

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However, Outkast devotees may have something to look forward to in 2014 to celebrate the success of their first disc, "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik," if their plans come to fruition.

"We been kind of discussing some things," Big Boi told Los Angeles radio station Power 106. "Once we map it out, we'll make an announcement. But we'll see. 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."

The old pals both recently appeared on collaborations with Frank Ocean and T.I., but Andre 3000 insisted his work on the two projects was as a solo artist -- and Big Boi's subsequent addition to the tracks were simply by coincidence.

Feb 2, 2013 11:27PM
neither NEEDS the other. the world needs both, together, FINALLY. Big boi is as content and happy as he ever has been. he's a brilliant musician in his own right and has more money than he could spend. The simple fact is that neither make as good of music on their own as they could together. Big Boi knows this and wants to share their brilliance with the world. But please dont belittle the incredible work he has made without dre. Speakerboxx and Sir lucious leftfoot are hands down the two most fun records outkast, or for that matter, just about anyone has ever put out. they arent quite as complete or perfect as aquemini, stankonia, or atliens, but they are insanely fun. so big boi is ok on his own. 
Feb 2, 2013 2:11PM
I have to say I like Andre more but to say big boi 'needs' him more is a joke.  big boi has been making good music and Andre has been...voicing cartoon characters?
Feb 2, 2013 11:24AM
yea big boy needs Andre more than Andre needs him,cant wait for the reunion though.
Feb 2, 2013 9:49AM
Here goes the English scholar diverting the subject being discussed.
Feb 2, 2013 9:18AM
let me just say, big boi needs andre a lot more than andre needs big boi.  i'd love to see a new album, but mainly for some andre
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