Official Outkast News

It was a big week for Outkast and their fans. Their return to the stage was announced and the fstival date annoucments have been rolling in. Below is a recap of everything so far...

Outkast will headline:

April 25-27
CounterPoint Music Festival - Kingston Downs, GA
May 2-4
Big Guava Music Festival - Tampa, FL
May 16-18
The Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival - Gulf Shores, AL
June 6-8
The Governors Ball Music Festival - Randall's Island, NYC
June 19-22
Firefly Music Festival - Dover, DE
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That's right, the second festival announcement has been made and it's the headline slot of Firefly Music Festival. It will all go down June 19-22 at The Woodlands in Dover, DE. #Outkast20 - Team Outkast

Ingenious and iconic recording artists and performers, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton and André "3000" Benjamin today announced via Outkast’s social media platforms that their return to the stage celebrating their 20th anniversary will include festival dates around the world. After headlining performances at Coachella in April, the influential group will be the marquee act at over 40 festivals around the world throughout the Spring/Summer of 2014 (dates to be announced).
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No one breaks out of the 16 bar structure like Dre. No one. Here he is demonstrating on "Sixteen", his collabo with Rick Ross on God Forgives, I Don't. Listen to the track HERE.
Pulpit rock
We told you it was going to happen. Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange" featuring a contribution by Andre 3000, is available on iTunes now and streaming on Frank's Tumblr. Think of a better project for Dre to be involved in right now...don't worry...we'll wait.

Frank Ocean's major label debut is on the way, and Andre 3000 will be a guest. He'll be both rapping and singing on Channel Orange, out July 17th. Check out a non-Andre track and get ready for the real thing.

Listen to "Pyramids" on Frank Ocean's Soundcloud.

via Pitchfork

Andre did this Spotify Style Soundtrack as part of his campaign for Gillette. You should check it out to hear Dre take you on a personal journey (with a running commentary from Dre himself) through a slick collection of "Style" related tracks including RL Burnside, Bad Brains, Squarepusher and Joe Jackson. Check it out and catch some style through your ear holes.

Big's got a new track with Theophilus London and Tre Luce called "She Said OK". It's a dirty stankin classic. Listen/download now.

The 13-minute version of this track is real, and you can stream it right now over at Stereogum. Do it, the extended version breaks into a psychedelic rock freakout, and Dre leads the whole thing with reminders of different ways that he is, in fact, "the shit".

BOOM. It's here. The video for "DoYaThing", featuring Andre collecting sweat and hiding WHERE YOU KEEP YOUR FOOD. Watch it now and try not to beat anyone with those mean converse(s).

Edit: Download "DoYaThing" now on the Converse site.

"DoYaThing", featuring Andre 3000, Gorillaz and James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) is streaming right now over at Listen Before You Buy. Speaking of buying, you can buy it on the Converse site starting tomorrow.

"talkin' bout 'uh he don't rap enough', well y'all rap a lot, and i'm like, 'wrap it up'." Prepare to have your mind blown again and again with this verse. Wow.

BONUS: Check out this interview with James Murphy where he talks about working with Andre, "You know how you think you're going to meet André and he's going to be totally cool? He's actually way cooler." and he also talks about the 12-minute version of this track, which is basically everyone just jamming together. Sick.