Back in November, rumors started to swirl about Andre 3000 and Big Boi reuniting as Outkast for Coachella 2014. RevoltTV offered their confirmation shortly after, but real fans (including myself) remained wildly skeptical. Even with the two’s recent time together in Atlanta, it’s hard to believe anything until we physically see it go down.
Now thanks to Rico Wade, we can start to get more comfortable with the idea of history being made in Indio four months from now. During a recent interaction with Stereogum about Future’s journey in the music industry, the Organized Noize producer let a few tidbits go, confirming Outkast will indeed perform together once again at Coachella this April.
Rico also happens to be Future’s older cousin, which is how Future ended up with “DUNGEON” tattooed on his right forearm and “FAMILY” on his left. “I put Future in the studio for the first time,” Rico explains, eager to shed light on his own under-recognized legacy. As we bide our time in the lobby, he affably spills the beans about unreleased Andre 3000 solo songs from a decade ago and his hopes to score Future a cameo during OutKast’s reunion sets at Coachella.
Unreleased 3 Stacks songs? Yeah, we need those. I can imagine we won’t be hearing them anytime soon, if at all, but Rico also offered more information on Andre and Future’s recent time in the studio. Apparently the two produced a record called “Benz Bitch” set to appear on Future’s Honest LP.
Eventually he pulls out his iPhone and plays me a Future/Andre collaboration he produced called “Benz Bitch” that’s earmarked for Honest. It’s yet another side of Future and one rarely heard: brainy, libidinous space-age funk mined from Stankonia’s dankest caverns, an homage to his Dungeon Family roots.
As much as I can’t stand Future, I’m curious to hear this.