Atlanta, GA – As Outkast, Big Boi and André 3000 are undeniably two of the most celebrated Hip Hop artists of all time. Hip Hop heads have been longing for another Outkast album since 2006 when they dropped Idlewild. Although there’s no known plans for new music from the ATLiens, it’s clear they’re at least still hanging out.
On Saturday (May 12), Daddy Fat Sacks and 3K attended the graduation of Big Boi’s son Andre “Bamboo” Patton II, who had just gotten his high school diploma from Woodward Academy in Georgia.
Big Boi shared a handful of photos to his Instagram account, which included a video of the moment his mini-me received his degree.
“Thank you Jesus !” Big Boi captioned the video. “My Baby Boy just Graduated with Honors !!! Antwan Andre’ Patton II ‘Bamboo’ #PattonBoys @woodwardacademy Class of 2018 #WithHonors #NextStopCollege.”
Outkast went on a full-fledged tour in 2014 and reunited for a performance at a Dungeon Family reunion in 2016. But in a 2017 interview with Complex, he implied another album wasn’t likely in the cards.
“Now it’s [rapping] more like a hobby for me, so I don’t think about it in that way,” he said. “Even with Outkast — if we never do another album, I’m totally fine with that. When I was 25, I said I don’t want to be a 30-year-old rapper. I’m 42 now, and I feel more and more that way. Do I really want to be 50 years old up there doing that? When I watch other rappers that are my age I commend them, but I just wonder where the inspiration is coming from. At this stage I’m really more focused on what I am going to be doing 10 years from now. And I hope to God it won’t be rapping.”
Big Boi and 3K have been staying busy though. Daddy Fat Stacks dropped Boomiverse last year and headed out on tour, while André popped up on the track “Rollinem 7s” from N.E.R.D’s comeback album, No_One Really Dies.