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Kanye Addresses Charleston Shooting In New Freestyle, Hits Waffle House With OutKast

Kanye headlined Hot 107.9’s 20th Birthday Bash in Atlanta last night. At the event, he brought 2 Chainz onstage to perform “Mercy,” and he also addressed racism and the recent tragedy in Charleston, SC in an intense new freestyle. Watch both performances below. More »

By: Peter Helman / June 21, 2015 - 11:48 am

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 regrettable, as you already kno-ow. But occasionally the monolithic promotional machine gets it right, and we end up seeing Tori Kelly’s name and face all over the place. Victoria Lore… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 21, 2015 - 2:02 pm

The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

Two weeks ago we looked at the year’s biggest pop songs; now let’s run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap, of course, partly because sometimes great songs get popular and partly because sometimes popular songs that initially strike you as insufferable end up wearing you down through sheer persistence. (“Bang… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2014 - 2:27 pm

Watch BBC Kate Bush Documentary Running Up That Hill Feat. St. Vincent, Big Boi, Bat For Lashes

Next week, Kate Bush will perform her first concert in 35 years at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. She last toured in 1979, following the release of Lionheart. BBC 4 has released an hour-long documentary called Running Up That Hill that reflects on Bush’s long and enigmatic career. It features appearances from Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Pink… More »

By: James Rettig / August 23, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Big Boi Says Modest Mouse Collab Is Still Happening, Plans EP With Phantogram

On Thursday night, Big Boi DJed a Coachella party in advance of his second reunion performance as Outkast (which was apparently much better, if you believe music critic Twitter) and dropped some hints to The Hollywood Reporter about what he’ll be up to for the rest of the year. On the rumored Modest Mouse collaboratio… More »

By: James Rettig / April 19, 2014 - 5:04 pm

Big Boi – “Mother Of Dragons” & Wale – “King Slayer”

Though the many musical crossovers of Game Of Thrones have been more rock-based artists like the National, the Hold Steady, Sigur Rós, and that dude from Coldplay, the world of hip-hop seems to fit much better into its themes. Yesterday we got word HBO would be releasing a mixtape of Game Of Thrones-inspired hip-hop featuring… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 6, 2014 - 12:22 pm

Big Boi, Common, Wale To Appear On HBO’s Game Of Thrones Mixtape

HBO’s Game Of Thrones takes on an unlikely hip-hop edge with a mixtape that will feature tracks by Big Boi, Common, and Wale. The mixtape, fittingly titled Catch The Throne, will be released in honor of the show’s season four premiere. The tracks are expected to be posted Friday on Soundcloud. Watch the promo for… More »

By: Taylor Law / March 5, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Big Boi – “CPU 2.0″ (Feat. Phantogram & Sade) & “Thom Yarbrough” (Feat. Yarbrough & Peoples)

Even in the midst of headlining 40+ music festivals with the reunited OutKast, Big Boi and Andre 3000 both have new solo albums coming this year according to Revolt TV. And in the lead-up to Big Boi’s follow-up to 2012’s Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, he’s releasing a series of mashups repurposing some of hi… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 27, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Run The Jewels – “Banana Clipper” (Feat. Big Boi) Video

El-P and Killer Mike are both monstrous rappers. So when the two joined forces on their violent-rap-friends opus Run The Jewels earlier this year, they didn’t feel the need to make a lot of room for guest rappers. There was, however, one exception: Mike’s OutKast mentor Big Boi, who jumped on the end of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2013 - 10:54 am

Speakerboxxx/The Love Below Turns 10

While visiting my alma mater last week, I spent some time working from the back room of a coffee shop, the same room where I used to drag my acoustic guitar on stage for open mic night when I was in college. That room dredges up lots of memories, but none of them are a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 23, 2013 - 12:47 pm

Janelle Monáe – “Electric Lady (Remix)” (Feat. Cee-Lo, Big Boi, & Solange)

Janelle Monáe released her long-anticipated sophomore album The Electric Lady and it features a vibrant collaboration with Solange. The Target deluxe edition of the record hosts four bonus cuts, including this kicked-up remix featuring guest appearances from Big Boi and Cee-Lo, doing a spoken word verse reminiscent of Goodie Mob’s “Beautiful Skin.” Check it out… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 13, 2013 - 1:03 pm

Big Boi – “The Thickets” (Feat. Sleepy Brown) Video

Big Boi continues to ride out last year’s Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors with a video for album cut “The Thickets” featuring his “The Way You Move”-collaborator Sleepy Brown. The video is a bit of a head-scratcher, featuring Big Boi trudging through crab-fishing country on crutches while Sleepy (who has a few sporadic crutch scenes,… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 28, 2013 - 10:55 am

Photos: Big Boi & Killer Mike @ Roseland, Portland 5/13/13

Portland venue Roseland played host to Atlanta rap kingpins Big Boi and Killer Mike. Big Boi performed a hits-filled set, replete with his own solo material and a significant part of his contribution to OutKat’s catalogue, while Mike did tracks from both R.A.P. Music and Pledge Allegiance To The Grind mixtape series. Check out our… More »

By: Stereogum / May 14, 2013 - 11:58 am

Big Boi – “Apple Of My Eye” Video (Feat. Jake Troth & Epic Meal Time)

Outkast rapper Big Boi has a new video for the third single off his sophomore solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Runners. “Apple of My Eye” features Jake Troth and Epic Meal Time. In the video, Epic Meal Time runs a food truck and tries selling Big Boi some greasy deep-fried sandwiches, but he ultimately… More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 3, 2013 - 11:40 am

The 10 Best OutKast Songs

In roughly the early 1900s, painting dissolved into abstraction and appropriation, and artists working since then have veered away from realism. As modern life splintered and proliferated, popular music rushed to catch up to the visual arts, first with the advances of jazz and then with those of its contemporary offspring, hip hop. While a… More »

By: Alex Tatusian / January 31, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Watch Big Boi Play Kimmel

Last night, Big Boi was the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Joined by Phantogram, he performed “CPU” to a huge outdoor audience instead of the usual intimate Kimmel studio crowd. Watch the video below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 16, 2013 - 12:18 pm

Frank Ocean – “Pink Matter (Remix)” (Feat. André 3000 & Big Boi)

Frank Ocean orchestrates an OutKast reunion of sorts with this remix of “Pink Matter,” one of Channel Orange’s most melancholic tracks. While the song already featured a bleak-toned verse from André 3000, Big Boi hops on here in a bout of ‘Kast-fan service. It’s not the most stellar collaboration, as it seems like Big Boi… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 14, 2013 - 10:21 am

Watch Big Boi On Letterman

Last night, Big Boi played musical guest on the Late Show With David Letterman, surging through “Apple Of My Eye,” a rippling funk track from his new solo album Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors. Big Boi brought a full backing band, including the visibly delighted producer Jake Troth, who played gawky, incongruous backup singer. It’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 3, 2013 - 9:37 am

Big Boi – “In The A” (Feat. T.I. & Ludacris) Video

The bangingest banger from Big Boi’s recent album Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors is “In The A,” the Atlanta superstar summit that also features on-fire turns from T.I. and Ludacris. And now all three guys sneer hard and dress extremely well in the song’s no-frills video. Director Alexi Papalexopoulos films everything on Atlanta streetcorners and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 2, 2013 - 9:29 am

Watch Big Boi And Kelly Rowland Play The View

Big Boi seems to exist entirely in the indie-festival universe these days, so it’s nice, every once in a while, to remember that he’s totally famous, that he has a bunch of hits to his name, and that a daytime talk show like The View is still totally willing to book him when he’s got… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2012 - 3:36 pm
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