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André 3000 says “Pink Matter” remix is not an OutKast reunion

on January 15, 2013, 11:41am

outkast1 André 3000 says Pink Matter remix is not an OutKast reunion

As you surely heard, André 3000 and Big Boi appear together on Frank Ocean’s new remix of “Pink Matter”. It’s the first OutKast feature in years and everyone’s excited.

Everyone — except for André. Three Stacks prevented Big Boi from appearing on the commerical version of “Pink Matter”, and now he’s issued a statement to SPIN clarifying his stance on the remix.

“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.”

As André mentioned, Big Boi has also indicated a forthcoming remix of T.I.’s “Sorry”. Like “Pink Matter”, the commerical version of the track featured only André 3000.

Below, you can take another listen to the “Pink Matter” remix.

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JW
January 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm

if only three stacks would stop being so pretentious we would have an outkast album by now. dude needs to get over himself

RSP
January 16, 2013 at 11:41 am

um, Lookin’ 4 Ya, which was an outtake from Big Boi’s Sir Luscious Left Foot album was more of an Outkast track and not too many people seemed to notice. The record company kept it from being on the album. Recording contracts are the biggest reasons you are not seeing a true Outkast collaboration.

Lookin’ 4 Ya: http://youtu.be/UOEH6nYDGrA