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Dream Setlist: OutKast

on April 10, 2014, 12:00am
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CoS_DreamSetlistIt’s early April 2014, which means that we’re slightly over three months into the unofficial year of OutKast. When big artists disband, there’s usually a process. The band will often post a nonchalant message on their website thanking the fans and claiming that the music is now theirs forever. The media will shower them with think pieces. Last.fm scrobbles will go up, album sales will skyrocket, and the faith in the longevity of artistic partnership and collaboration will sink.

Years will pass. More years. Nostalgia will continue to grow, as will reunion speculations. Solo records will see moderate critical and public acclaim, but only in reference to that artist’s past history. Then, finally, they’ll appear, at last, on the top of a Coachella bill in big letters.

Strangely, only some of that happened to OutKast, which means the hype surrounding them feels different, but, at the same time, even more extensive than usual. After 2006’s tepid Idlewild, they virtually dropped off the face of the planet. Now, almost eight years later, Andre 3000 and Big Boi are finally hitting the road again. Just like that. We’ve compiled a setlist of 16 songs that we pray they’ll play.

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WOW
April 11, 2014 at 1:25 pm

This is a horribly frustrating list. So many classics off ATLiens, and Aquemini are lacking. Way too heavy on the Stankonia

Thomas Johnson
April 10, 2014 at 4:41 pm

i need more chonkyfire on this list

Carson
April 10, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Love the inclusion of “N2U” and “Humble Mumble”, but ultimately this dream setlist is a nightmare due to the lack of “SpottieOttieDopaliscious”. Unconscionable omission.

Stefan (@Stefxn)
April 10, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Yeah, this has to include Spottieottiedopolicious and Da Art of Storytellin 1 + 2, plus Jazzy Bell.

I also don’t see how they start with anything other than Return of the G

Matt
April 10, 2014 at 1:43 pm

LIBERATION

Anonymous
April 10, 2014 at 1:42 pm

LIBERATION

Anonymous
April 10, 2014 at 10:22 am

Hootie Hoo,Two dope boys, SpottieOttieDopolicious and Jazzy Belle would be legitimate songs to “want to hear”.

Roses, BOB, Hey Ya, Rosa Parks and all the Billboard darlings are going to be played without question. I get that you are trying to maybe nail the setlist, hopefully you are extremely wrong, or right with like 10 more deeper tracks on top of the greatest hits album currently assembled as a setlist. Either way, beyond excited to see these guys twice this summer.

Come on
April 10, 2014 at 9:29 am

6 from stankonia and a combined 5 from outkast’s first 3 albums. Wow.

Spottieottiedopaliscious, art of storytellin 1, chonkyfire, elevators, return of the g, two dope boys, skew it on the bar-b, southernplayalistic, gasoline dreams, wheels of steel, the list of songs you left off is better than your list.

WhenILearnToMilkIt
April 10, 2014 at 6:52 am

and I think Gasoline Dreams would be the perfect opener.

WhenILearnToMilkIt
April 10, 2014 at 6:52 am

WHAAAAATTT you did NOT just leave off SpottieOttieDopolicious

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