What's cooler than bein' cool? Ice cold. What's cooler than that? Only singing "Roses really smell like poo poo poo" at the top of your lungs on the beach in Alabama led by Outkast and surrounded by approximately 50,000 fellow ATL-liens shutting down Hangout Fest 2014 this past Sunday, 5/18.
Outkast, "Ms. Jackson"
Outkast's Hangout Fest show was packed with throwback tracks, jump-off joints, and for some, a show literally 20 years in the making and over-delivered on already-high expectations, with a full band (including brass section -- necessary), Dre and Big Boi trading lines like no time had passed at all, and a crowd more than ready to shake it like a Polaroid.
Outkast, "The Way You Move"
Dre and Big Boi spent equal time onstage together and off, kicking off the show with a 10-ton blast from the past in the form of "B.O.B" and "Gasoline Dreams." Then, using the Speakerboxxx/The Love Below model (and, much like their temporary separation of their careers), the duo spent solo time in the spotlight, with Big Boi snappin' and trappin' to "GhettoMusick" and "The Way You Move," while Dre moved into trippier territory with "She Lives In My Lap" and "Prototype" before synching up again for the old-school home stretch with "Player's Ball" and "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik" before a more-than-generous encore that included "So Fresh, So Clean," and, incredibly, "The Whole World."
Watch live performances and more from Hangout Fest.