Late last year, REVOLT broke the news that Outkast would reunite in 2014, tackling a slough of festival dates, which we’ve since learned spans into the double digits (read: 40). As suspected and now confirmed, the inaugural performance looks to go down at the start of every festival season, with two weekends at this year’s Coachella fest. From setlists to onstage guests to new albums, a cavalcade of questions still remain, though it looks like at least one of those, has been answered.
In an exclusive interview with Goodie Mob member, Big Gipp, REVOLT learned that members of Outkast's extended collective, Dungeon Family, will be present on the polo grounds, and the implication of guest appearances is heavy. “I can’t tell you who coming and who’s gonna perform, I’m just gonna tell you [Outkast] gonna be there and it’s gonna be a great show,” Gipp says.
While he was trepidatious to give away any Coachella surprises, Gipp did confirm you’ll be seeing Goodie Mob share the stage with Outkast, come the duo’s just-announced Atlanta date at CounterPoint, telling fans to mark their calendars for something special.
“Anybody who wants to see all of us together - if you never saw me do 'Black Ice' with Outkast, if you never saw Goodie Mob do 'Thought Process' with Dre 3000, if you never saw all of us do 'Watch For The Hook' with Cool Breeze, with everybody - you’ll get the opportunity to see it this year,” he revealed before adding, “It’s gonna be a beautiful night, Im gonna be a fan just as much as you." It’s also worth noting Killer Mike makes that bill as well with his Run The Jewels project, so an in-the-flesh version of “The Whole World” isn’t out of the question either.
So far, Outkast have announced performances at six festivals across the US, including Coachella, Governors Ball, CounterPoint, Big Guava, Hangout, and FireFly, with many more clearly on the way. Look for more on the Outkast reunion, as well as from Big Gipp and Goodie Mob, in the coming weeks on REVOLT.