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Outkast goes back to 1990s hip-hop at Coachella reunion

Published on Apr 12, 2014 7:01 PM
 
Big Boi (right) and Andre 3000 of Outkast perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California on April 11, 2014. The hip-hop duo reunited for the first time in eight years on Friday, and brought a taste of old school hip-hop with them to the stage. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

INDIO, California (REUTERS) - Hip-hop duo Outkast reunited for the first time in eight years at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, and brought a taste of old school hip-hop with them to the stage.

Outkast, formed by Atlanta rappers Andre 3000 and Big Boi, kicked off the anticipated set with B.O.B from the duo's 2000 album Stankonia, before taking it back to the 1990s with singles such as ATLiens and Skew It On The Bar-B. "It's good to be back," Big Boi, real name Antwan Andre Patton, said on the Coachella stage against the backdrop of the southern California desert lit up at night.

Outkast last worked together on 2006 album Idlewild, from which the rappers performed Vibrate and Bowtie. The duo were joined by soul singer Janelle Monae on the stage as they sang her hit Tightrope, and then by rapper Future, who rose to fame in the 1990s hip hop scene.

The rappers saved their best for last, bringing out their most mainstream hits Ms Jackson, The Way You Move and Hey Ya at the end, before the set was cut short, inciting boos from the crowd and apologies from Andre 3000.

 
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