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Outkast to Reunite and Perform at Swim Upfronts

On May 14th, [adult swim] proper will be rolling into our neck of the woods (New York City) for their yearly Upfront Presentation.

If you’re not familiar with the event: The Upfronts are yearly network presentation parties (usually more of an emphasis on the latter) where all the TV and Cable networks head into the city with their talent and invite all press outlets (well, most outlets) to showcase what you will be seeing on said network(s) in the next year or so. Click here for last year’s Upfront coverage.

While we’ve never been invited by Swim to attend/cover an Upfront, we always make sure we cover it from head to toe. Having said that, it seems that every year the Swim Upfronts get more and more interesting. This year should be no different as the band OutKast will be reuniting and performing at the event.

For those unaware of the band, OutKast consists of Andre “Andre 3000” Benjamin and Antwan “Big Boi” Patton, both of whom have ties with Swim/CN previous. Andre 3000 had a short lived series on CN called “Class of 3000” with Andre as a Jazz Saxophonist who returns to his alma mater to teach his love of music. Big Boi lent his voice to “Freanik: The Musical,” starring T-Pain as the titular character. OutKast has also collaborated with Killer Mike, who we mentioned yesterday as he has recently collabbed with other collabers.

At any rate, it should be considerably interesting… we’re just hoping they perform in some sort of tent or pyramid, much like Kanye West did last year.  We of course will be covering the Upfronts one way or another (probably the usual way, but still as diligent as ever).

The Author

John J. Galbo

John J. Galbo

New York-based John J. is Contributing Editor for Agents of Geek. He is also Creator/Chief Operating Officer of [adult swim] central and co-founder of ACPN.
He co-hosts The Swimcast and Adventure Club Podcast, among others.

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