Outkast reunited on stage at the One Musicfest festival in Atlanta over the weekend for their first performance for two years.
Andre 3000 and Big Boi hadn’t been specifically listed on the festival’s bill, but the programme had promised that “all” of Outkast’s Dungeon Family collective would be performing at the event at Lakewood Amphitheatre.
All of the Dungeon Family roster except Future and Goodie Mob rapper Khujo played during the 90-minute set, as members including Cee-Lo Green, Killer Mike, TI, Cool Breeze, Organized Noise, Kilo Ali, Lil Will, Backbone and Witchdoctor guested on each other’s songs.
Big Boi acted as hypeman throughout the show, with Andre 3000 joining on stage 15 minutes into the performance. Outkast songs including ‘So Fresh, So Clean’, ‘Hootie Hoo’ and ‘SpottieOttieDopalicious’ followed, before Killer Mike came on to feature on ‘The Whole World’.
Andre 3000 and Big Boi then guested on Goodie Mob’s ‘Black Ice’.
It was the first time Outkast had played together since their 2014 reunion tour, which drew mixed reviews after Andre 3000 appeared uncomfortable at playing old hits such as ‘Hey Ya’.
The One Musicfest show appeared more comfortable, and appeared to add credence to reports that Outkast are working on their first music since 2006’s ‘Idlewild’ soundtrack.