The Coachella Music and Arts Festival has showcased many huge acts over the years and 2014 will be no different. In an interview with Stereogum, Organized Noizeproducer Rico Wade confirmed that Outkast will reunite onstage at this year’s event.
He also revealed that Andre 3000 has recorded a feature for Future’s forthcoming album, Honest, The hope is that the “Same Damn Time” rapper will join Big Boi andThree Stacks for a cameo during their Coachella performance.
Rico also happens to be Future’s older cousin, which is how Future ended up with “DUNGEON” tattooed on his right forearm and “FAMILY” on his left. “I put Future in the studio for the first time,” Rico explains, eager to shed light on his own under-recognized legacy. As we bide our time in the lobby, he affably spills the beans about unreleased Andre 3000 solo songs from a decade ago and his hopes to score Future a cameo during OutKast’s reunion sets at Coachella. Eventually he pulls out his iPhone and plays me a Future/Andre collaboration he produced called “Benz B*tch” that’s earmarked for Honest. It’s yet another side of Future and one rarely heard: brainy, libidinous space-age funk mined from Stankonia’s dankest caverns, an homage to his Dungeon Family roots.
This year’s Coachella shows will take place over two weekends. April 11-13, and April 18-20. The full lineups will be announced later in the year. Visit the festival’s website for up to date information.