That Outkast performance at Coachella was one of the most disappointing things I’ve ever seen.

What a disgracefully flat crowd that didn’t really understand what/who they were listening to.

I feel bad for 3000. He looked uncomfortable to begin the show. But by the end of the performance, he seemed annoyed and disinterested with the thought like, “oh yeah, this is why I stepped away from music.”

When he asked the crowd, “how many bitches and how many hoes are here?” I don’t think he was just messing around. I felt that he had already lost respect and interest in the audience. He had his back turned to them for “Hey Ya” singing the song with no real passion or energy; in a sense giving them no satisfaction in the only song they probably were expecting to hear.

Big Boi did his best to salvage the crowd and get 3000 to come along, but I just feel like songs like “Elevators” and “Gasoline Dreams” are beyond that audience. They didn’t understand the darkness, the ambiance, and mystique of those songs. There’s a commentary in the lyrics that just does not connect with that sort of “party” crowd.

The crickets when Janelle Monae came out? On and on and on. Garbage crowd.

Outkast - Gasoline Dreams

All of my heros did dope.

Andre 3000 - She Lives in My Lap

Tame Impala - Prototype (Outkast Cover)

Outkast - Spaghetti Junction

Yes, they can bite but cannot be us
They can come and pick up little slang but cannot see us
You ought to be ashamed trying to fit in my adidas
So run like DMC it’s me…and no don’t got no heater 

- Andre 3000

Outkast - Lookin’ 4 Ya Feat. Sleepy Brown

Said my name repeatedly, repeat in me
Like Tony Toni Toné Tony Tony
I know, I know, I know I said two too many Tony’s
I go, I go, I go I’m not usually a morning…person
But certain skirts then makes me pull back the curtain and let the sun burst in
She’s searchin’ for her Ken, Barbie
Her skin makes my Berlin Wall fall down to the ground
Now to shave, hardly…
A one night stand. Number on nightstand.
She ain’t never gonna leave me hangin’ like an old white man
But she don’t understand that I’m a fan of Steely Dan
And she likes everything that’s on the radio
So I demand she change it. 

- Andre 3000

I’m convinced that if Andre 3000 ever decides to release a solo hip-hop album…

nah…don’t even want to jinx it.

UGK - International Players Anthem Feat. Outkast

wetness all around me, true, but I’m no island…

3000 dropped one of my favorite verses ever on this joint.

Big Boi & The Purple Ribbon All-Stars - Kryptonite (I’m On It)

Outkast - 13th Floor (Growin’ Old)

See all them leaves must fall down, growin’ old
Fat breasts turn to teardrops as fat ass turns to flab 
Sores that were open wounds eventually turn to scab
Trees bright and green turn yellow brown
Autumn caught ‘em
See all them leaves must fall down, growin’ old

Outkast - Elevators (Me & You)

One of the reasons I really like Kendrick Lamar’s album is that it reminds me of that ATLiens sound.

Andre 3000 - A Life in the Day of Benjamin Andre

You do the arithmetic
Me do the language arts
Y’all stand against the wall blindfolded
We throw the darts
To poke you in the heart
And take you from the start
To when luxury transportation meant a MARTA card
Or either when your girlfriend that went to Mays
Mama or her Daddy let her borrow the Benz because she’s smart

Sleepy Brown - I Can’t Wait Feat. Outkast

Leather in the summer, silk in the winter…

Outkast - Elevators (Me & You)