Sunday, January 29, 2023

Did Gucci Mane Just Record A New Collaboration With… OutKast?!

In Gucci we trust. The lifestyle icon and trap god himself, Gucci Mane sure has occupied himself since returning home from prison. He released a new album, already announced another, and starred in a Supreme commercial directed by his old buddy Harmony Korine.

The work doesn’t stop either. During Labor Day, Gucci Mane bragged on his Snapchat about recording eight features that day, listing his collaborators. The names are mostly who you’d expect: Lil’ Wayne, Diplo, 2 Chainz, Quavo. But then Guwop dropped this little nugget: He also recorded a feature for OutKast.

So, yeah, we’re officially freaking out. Andre 3000 has made recent memorable appearances on Frank Ocean’s Blonde record and Travi$ Scott’s Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. This news also comes on the heels of Big Boi announcing his next album will be a joint EP with Killer Mike, of Run the Jewel’s fame. And if you’re a super enthusiast, you remember Chris Rock humblebragging about being “hard at work on the new Andre 3000 album.” There was even Instagram proof.

Basically, here’s the thing: When Gucci Mane says he recorded a feature for OutKast, we’re not entirely sure what he means. Andre and Big Boi’s last album, Idlewild, was made with the pair barely speaking to one another. But following the reunion tour and that Andre verse on T.I.’s “Sorry” and maybe…

No we’re not letting our hopes balloon again. The possibility of another OutKast album is too tantalizing to conceive for-real happening. We’ll just assume Gucci Mane misspoke in some way and that OutKast isn’t releasing a record. Goodness, we hope we’re wrong.

UPDATE: Welp. It looks like we were right. The Fader reached out to Andre’s rep who said there’s no “Outkast news to report” at this time.



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