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Five Reasons Big Boi Is Better Off Without Andre 3000

Earlier this year, Big Boi did a series of interviews and every single one seemed to involve a nosy reporter asking about the thing every hip-hop head has been praying for since 2006's Idelwild: "When will there be an Outkast reunion?"

According to many reports, it seems like Big Boi is down to bring the group back, especially to mark the duo's 20th year anniversary. But Andre 3000 wants to keep Outkast in the past, telling the AP that he's "not the type that prescribes to nostalgia," and making it a point that their concurrent appearances on songs by Frank Ocean and T.I. are in no way a reunion, simply unofficial remixes.

But Big Boi doesn't need Andre 3000. He's been dropping tracks left and right, collaborating with fresh voices in the biz, and continues to release albums post Outkast. Three Stacks, on the other hand, seems more preoccupied with grooming.

Though both have talent oozing from their nostrils, and, yeah, together they're like a puzzle solved, we think Big Boi's way better off without Dre at this point. Let us explain.

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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