During Phife Dawg‘s memorial service in 2016, André 3000 stunned many when he revealed that he and Big Boi had briefly spoke to the group about the possibility of an A Tribe Called Quest x OutKast album (it was to be titled A Tribe Called ‘Kast).
Now, during a recent sit-down with Hot 97’s Laura Stylez and Peter Rosenberg, Big Boi confirmed those talks. Even more shocking, the two groups had actually begun working on the album.
“Q-Tip flew to Atlanta with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, we all met at Dre’s house,” Big Boi said. “We got to the point of picking out beats for the album. Then, some kind of way, everybody started doing stuff, and then Phife… you know. It definitely was happening, though.”
Big Boi also revealed that both he and Phife worked on “a couple of songs together” that he plans to put out in the future.