With SXSW kicking off this week, it officially marks the beginning of music festival season. In 2014, that naturally makes us think about one legendary duo from Atlanta, because after several years of hiatus, OutKast has reunited to take over the circuit, starting with next month’s Coachella.
Thirteen may classically be an unlucky number, but not for Pharrell Williams. In 2013, he was at the production helm for two of the year’s biggest hits — Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” and Daft Punk‘s “Get Lucky.” Skateboard P has already kicked off 2014 in earnest, with his track “Happy” having been nominated for an Oscar, and with his oversized throwback hat playing up to his humorous side. So what does Pharrell have planned for the rest of the year?
If there were ever rock stars and rappers we wanted to hang out with more than the headliners of this year’s fifth annual Hangout Fest, well, they’ve evaporated from our minds. The just reunited OutKast, along with The Killers, The Black Keys and Jack Johnson lead the lineup of the three-day festival, which goes down on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama, from May 16-18.
In other news, Outkast will be playing 40 (!!!) festivals this year, Beyonce takes a stand, Rihanna gets new ink for 2014, and 50 Cent opens up about his feelings on making an entire album produced by Pharrell Williams.
The rumors were true. OutKast is performing at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, sharing the stage for the first time since 2004. That’s definitely cooler than a polar bear’s toenails.
The premiere of CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story on VH1 last night got us thinking about what a musical hotbed the city of Atlanta is. As we learned, they don’t call it “Hot-Lanta” for nothing! So we decided to do a little bit of research to determine who, along with TLC, are the biggest musical artists to emerge from the A.T.L.