So far, 2013 has been a pretty sweet year in music. I spent most of yesterday listening to A$AP Rocky‘s debut album; we’ve got a Destiny’s Child reunion performance popping off soon, and Missy Elliot, Justin Timberlake, and Britney Spears are all working on new music. Outkast also sorta, kinda reunited when Big Boi jumped on the ill remix to Frank Ocean‘s Pink Matter. The amazing track sparked some rumors of an Outkast reunion, but André 3000 is telling fans not to be deceived by the remix! Click inside to learn more.
Paste Magazine has the story:
Last Friday, Outkast fans got new hope for a Big Boi/Andre 3000 reunion in the form of a remix of Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter.” Both parts of the duo rap a verse on the track. The song premiered on Elliot Wilson’s East Village radio show and you could almost hear fans rejoicing. But for those who immediately started shaking it like a Polaroid picture: Not so fast.
André 3000 denied rumors that the remix signifies an OuKast reunion. André issued a statement to SPIN, writing, “I never want to mislead our audience – I worried that some would think these were OutKast collaborations… These songs are not OutKast collaborations. I discussed this rationale with Big, Frank and T.I. and everyone agreed. That is why I was surprised to read about these remixes.”
André said he was approached to do a verse as a solo contributor, and subsequently, Big Boi’s name came up later. André finished his statement by saying, “I understand that anyone can put out an unofficial remix to any song but I have an obligation to be honest with fans about what this is . . . and what it isn’t.”
It is reported that Big Boi and André were supposed to be on the original “Pink Matter,” a track on Frank Ocean’s latest album, Channel Orange. The duo has not released an album since Idlewild in 2006.
Geez, is it just me… or did Three Stacks sound a little… um… stank? Like, it almost seems like he really, really doesn’t want a reunion to pop off. It’s a bummer for fans, but I’m sure they have their reasons and they’ve got their own personal relationship that could have any number of things going on in it.
Here’s hoping some day, one day, we get some real new music from these two. In the meantime, I’ll be listening to International Player’s Anthem on repeat. Granted, it’s not an Outkast song. But really, it is: