It isn’t just the kinda-old hip-hop heads who wanna see OutKast return. Just ask the couple thousand kids in attendance at NYU’s Skirball Center two nights ago.
As an annual gift to the new freshmen, the school throws a mystery concert to kick off the school year, in which the bill is announced the day of the show. So, following openers Dr. Dog and The Knocks, General Patton came out to a hero’s welcome. Those making all of the noise were only about 7 or 8 the last time ‘Kast released a true group album. Yet, many matched Big Boi word for word during the likes of “Player’s Ball,” “Rosa Parks,” and “So Fresh, So Clean” and “Shutterbug,” too. As Andre is finding out as he hits the road more and more, something strange tends to happen when an artist is forced to soldier on without a bandmate—the crowd begins to fill that void.