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The Anniversary

ATLiens Turns 20

AndrĂ© Benjamin didn't use his first verse on ATLiens, OutKast's second album, to tell you about how great he is. Instead, he used it to…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2016 - 12:38 pm

Sounding Board

Kendrick Lamar And Mainstream Rap’s Growing Conscience

Chicago drill spitter King Louie was shot in the head two weeks ago. His vehicle was riddled with 22 bullets total. Seven of them hit…
Collin Robinson | January 5, 2016 - 9:29 am

The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop: Tori Kelly Is Evidence That Sometimes The Machine Gets It Right

Every once in a while the entire music industry seemingly conspires to turn an aspiring pop star into an overnight sensation. Sometimes that consensus is…
Chris DeVille | May 21, 2015 - 2:02 pm

More Big Boi stories

The Dungeon Family Reunite At ONE Musicfest, Tease More Shows

The Dungeon Family held a big family reunion last night. The Atlanta hip-hop collective that includes Outkast, Goodie Mob, Killer Mike, production trio Organized Noize,…
Peter Helman | September 11, 2016 - 11:16 am

Big Boi, Killer Mike Planning Joint EP

Outkast's ATLiens turns 20 this weekend, an anniversary we accidentally celebrated one week early. In a new interview with Spin commemorating two decades of ATLiens,…
Chris DeVille | August 22, 2016 - 2:17 pm

Big Grams – “Drum Machine” (Feat. Skrillex) Video

The Big Grams trio of Big Boi plus Phantogram have been going strong since officially teaming up last year. Their self-titled EP charted pretty well,…
Collin Robinson | April 1, 2016 - 2:49 pm

Watch An Adult Swim Short Soundtracked By Big Grams

Adult Swim has long done dope collaborations with rappers, from simple bumps to features on their various shows. Having a base in Atlanta, they have…
Collin Robinson | March 28, 2016 - 4:28 pm

Watch Outkast And Future In The Organized Noize Documentary Trailer

Organized Noize is truly one of the most influential hip-hop production crews of all time. Even beyond their hometown of Atlanta, their sounds and tendencies…
Collin Robinson | February 9, 2016 - 4:38 pm

Killer Mike, Big Boi, & T.I. Brief Supreme Court On Rap Lyrics

Today, the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear an appeal from Taylor Bell, a Mississippi high school student who was disciplined in 2011 for…
Tom Breihan | December 21, 2015 - 11:23 am

Big Boi Says OutKast Turned Down The 2004 Super Bowl Halftime

Big Boi guested on today's episode of ESPN's "The Dan Le Batard Show" during which he mentioned that OutKast were asked to play the Super…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 5, 2015 - 3:32 pm

Big Grams – “Fell In The Sun” Video

Big Grams -- the collaboration between Big Boi and Phantogram -- have shared a video for their lead single "Fell In The Sun" from their…
James Rettig | November 2, 2015 - 10:57 am

Watch Big Grams Do Two Songs On Kimmel’s Brooklyn Show

Jimmy Kimmel Live, currently right in the middle of a week of shows filmed in Brooklyn, had a big night last night, welcoming Bernie Sanders…
Tom Breihan | October 22, 2015 - 11:11 am

Watch Big Grams And Run The Jewels Perform “Born To Shine” At Treasure Island

Big Boi, Phantogram, El-P, and Killer Mike all joined together on one stage at Treasure Island in San Francisco over the weekend for a performance…
James Rettig | October 19, 2015 - 5:44 pm

Watch Big Grams Perform “Fell In The Sun” With The Roots On Fallon

Big Grams is the supergroup formed by ATLien Big Boi and electropop duo Phantogram, and their debut self-titled EP is out today. Earlier this week…
Caitlin White | September 25, 2015 - 11:24 am

Big Grams – “Goldmine Junkie”

Big Boi has been in search of the chemistry he found with Andre 3000 in Outkast for years now, and his latest venture with Phantogram,…
Caitlin White | September 23, 2015 - 10:57 am

Watch Run The Jewels Perform With Big Boi, T.I., Bun B, Gangsta Boo In Atlanta

Run The Jewels brought out a bunch of guests during their Music Midtown festival in Killer Mike's native Atlanta yesterday. Fellow ATLien Big Boi came…
Peter Helman | September 20, 2015 - 6:09 pm

Big Grams – “Lights On”

Big Boi went out and formed himself a band. The OutKast rapper recently teamed up with Phantogram, the festival-ready pop duo from upstate New York,…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2015 - 9:03 am

Big Boi Hints At Potential Outkast Biopic

To promote their upcoming Big Grams project, Big Boi and Phantogram did a Reddit AMA a few days ago. As Billboard points out, one fan…
Peter Helman | September 14, 2015 - 6:26 pm

Big Grams – “Fell In The Sun”

Yesterday, Big Boi and Phantogram announced the impending release of Big Grams, their collaborative EP. And it looks like Big Grams isn't just the name…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2015 - 9:41 am

Big Boi & Phantogram Announce Big Grams EP

A few years ago, Big Boi, the busier half of OutKast, enlisted the help of Phantogram, the festival-mainstay synthpop duo from upstate New York, to…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2015 - 10:14 am

Big Boi & Phantogram Preview Big Grams Project In LA

Back in 2012, Big Boi and Phantogram teamed up for a couple of tracks (including "Lines") from Big Boi's album Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors.
Tom Breihan | August 31, 2015 - 9:18 am
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