It’s been way too long.
But after ten years, Outkast reunited onstage in a headlining performance at Coachella.
The hip hop duo, Big Boi and Andre 3000, performed the first night of the music festival Friday night in Indio, California. This performance celebrated 20 years in the music business since their debut “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik” released in 1994.
“Hey Coachella, are y’all alive?” Andre 3000 asked the crowd. “Are y’all alive? Are y’all alive?”
The pair performed 24 tracks, featuring hits like “Ms. Jackson”, “The Way You Move,” “Elevators (Me & You) and everyone’s fave single, “Hey Ya!”.
Coachella marks the Outkast’s reunion since they released their last album “Idlewild” in 2006. The duo hit it big when they released “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” the year before, selling over 10 million copies and won the Grammy for album of the year.
The show was obviously a special occasion as Andre 3000 said during the show that Prince, one of his idols, was present for the show.
“I’ma tell y’all a secret. One of my idols is backstage. Prince is right there. No joke,” he said.
The set also featured special appearances from Sleepy Brown and rapper/producer Future. Big Boi and Andre 3000 also tried to bring in Killer Mike for “The Whole World.” However, they run out of time.
“That’s it. They said we can’t do no more,” Andre 3000 said.
Big Boi added: “We’ll see y’all next weekend.”
Watch the full set here: