Rumors of an Outkast reunion are nothing new—ever since the duo went on hiatus in 2007 to pursue solo projects, unfounded claims that Andre 3000 and Big Boi were collaborating again have arisen fairly often. The latest murmurs seem a bit different; after all Diddy’s music channel Revolt TV has now confidently reported that Outkast is set to go on tour in 2014.
I wouldn’t get too excited yet, though. For one thing, Revolt TV fails to name a source in its report, and as my colleague Forrest Wickman pointed out to me, this news comes from the same network that wrongly reported that Jay Z would be performing a “secret show” in Brooklyn last August.
You may feel better about the rumors knowing that frequent collaborator Sleepy Brown (who appeared on “The Way You Move” and other Outkast tracks) posted a photo on his Instagram account announcing the duo as the headlining act for Coachella 2014. But then, that photo page doesn’t seem to exist anymore, and the annual festival is notorious for attracting false headliner claims. (Don’t believe the faux posters: The Rolling Stones never appeared at Coachella, nor did R.E.M. or David Bowie.)
Billboard cites couple of unnamed sources in their report. One of whom says that there have been “conversations” about a reunion, while the other says it’s pretty much a “go.”
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