Hip-Hop fans have been salivating for an OutKast album almost as long as they’ve been itching for Dr. Dre to drop “Detox”.
Those fans got a little bit of a teaser when Frank Ocean released a remix of “Pink Matter” with Big Boi adding a verse between Ocean and 3 Stacks. And just when the hopes started to build, we were heartbroken once again.
Andre 3000 totally killed any buzz of a reunion with his recent statement to Spin magazine.
"It's important for me to be clear about the origins of my contributions to 'Pink Matter' and 'Sorry.'
I was approached as a solo artist by both Frank Ocean & Tip. I discussed musical direction with each artist and completed my verses. It was after that when Big Boi's name came up.
I never want to mislead our audience - I worried that some would think these were Outkast collaborations. These songs are not Outkast collaborations. I discussed this rationale with Big, Frank and T.I. and everyone agreed. That is why I was surprised to read about these remixes.
I understand that anyone can put out an unofficial remix to any song but I have an obligation to be honest with fans about what this is … and what it isn't."
For now, all we can do is hope that one day 3000 decides to rap for more than a verse at a time.