Outkast’s Coachella Flop: Blame EDM

One of the stories to come out of Coachella this year was the very lukewarm reception accorded the reunion of Outkast.What happened? EDM.com opines:

If you’re plugged in to what’s going down at Coachella, you’ve no doubt heard by now that one of the most illustrious hip hop acts of all time suffered a disastrous reunion set in California on Friday night, to the point where Andre 3000 asked the lackluster crowd mid-performance, “are y’all still here?” As the set progressed, people streamed out of the crowd and the supposed climax of “Hey Ya!” went over with the intensity of a poorly faked orgasm. Well, this got off to an awkward start…I guess appropriately so. There’s no other way to describe a legendary reunion show being met with such malaise.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Outkast’s Coachella Flop: Blame EDM

  • April 18, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Or blame Coachella. Coachella is filled with shit people and the OutKast flop proves it lol. Nice overgeneralization though. Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face (and I’m not even vouching for electronic music necessarily [EDM is another sweeping term, just like “grunge” in the 90s]) 30 years in the biz, you say? I’ll leave thumbing my nose lol.

    • April 18, 2014 at 9:57 am

      Will that previous comment even pass moderation? Probably not.


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