It seems like just yesterday, girls across the country were shaking it like a polaroid picture at the smooth request of André 3000, one half of the popular hip hop duo Outkast. But, alas, it’s been nearly a decade since “Hey Ya!” was released as one of two lead singles off of the pair’s double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. That’s not to say the song doesn’t have much life left in it yet, as PigPen Theatre Company clearly proves with their folky performance of this funky hip hop tune.
PigPen Theatre Company – a seven-man traveling performance troupe birthed at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Drama in 2008 – completely reworked “Hey Ya!” using a guitar, a banjo, an accordion, and lots of obvious talent. They even put their theater voices to good use, transforming the track with some pretty sweet-sounding harmonies. Check out their performance for yourself below!
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