Why Outkast’s Reunion Can’t Come Too Soon

Seven years is a long time in the world of music.

Big Boi and Andre 3000 have just confirmed that they’ll be reuniting this summer to tour 40 festivals worldwide, starting with Coachella in April.

They’ve been on hiatus for seven years, having released their last record “IdleWild” in 2006 and haven’t performed in concert for 10 years.

So of course, fans of the 20-year-old act are ecstatic and filled with emotion. independent.co.uk

They can’t wait to “shake it like a polaroid picture”, hold their noses while they lip-sync to the lyric “roses really smell like poo-oo-oo” and vibe out to “SpottieOttieDopaliscious”.

And of course, they know every word to this: blogger.com

But since Outkast last performed together a lot has changed.

In fact, a lot of young people don’t even know who they are. Like this guy, for instance.

He “seriously” has no idea. Via WhoAreOutkast.Tumblr

Luckily some of the young people attending Coachella have a vague recollection.

Yup, yup - you got it, dude. Via WhoAreOutkast.Tumblr

But a lot of them have got some serious homework to do.

Yup. Via WhoAreOutkast.Tumblr

So Outkast’s reunion really can’t come too soon. But in fairness, there have been a lot of changes in pop culture these last seven years to distract people from discovering the duo’s back catalogue. Like these things:

2007: The Harry Potter franchise ended

The seventh and last book of the series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, was released and fans mourned long and hard… Until they got hooked on “Twilight” instead. static.guim.co.uk

2008: Barack Obama (aka the coolest president ever) was elected

Go Barack! images.politico.com

2009: King Of Pop Micheal Jackson died

*Sad face* static.guim.co.uk

2010: Instagram launched

And the world went filter crazy.

2011: Amy Winehouse died

*Another sad face* wordpress.com

2012: Tupac was resurrected

Tupac appeared on stage at Coachella alongside Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre’s as a life-size hologram and minds were blown. media.joe.ie

2013: Miley Cyrus had a lot to answer for

And twerking was very much a thing. i.perezhilton.com

And now, 2014:

This is the year awesome hip hop duo Outkast reunited.

So say it loud, and say it proud

“ICE COLD!” media.giphy.com

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