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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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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The Big Boi x Phantogram Collaborative Album Is Done

Late last night, Big Boi announced that his collaborative album with Phantogram has been completed. The last full-length the rapper released was 2012's Vicious Lies
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 4, 2015 - 10:32 am

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…
Peter Helman | June 21, 2015 - 11:48 am
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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…
James Rettig | August 23, 2014 - 2:46 pm
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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…
James Rettig | April 19, 2014 - 5:04 pm
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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
Miles Bowe | March 6, 2014 - 12:22 pm
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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,…
Taylor Law | March 5, 2014 - 2:24 pm
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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 thi…
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…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2013 - 10:54 am
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 13, 2013 - 1:03 pm
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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…
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…
Stereogum | May 14, 2013 - 11:58 am
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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…
Liz Pelly | March 3, 2013 - 11:40 am
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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…
Alex Tatusian | January 31, 2013 - 1:23 pm
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 16, 2013 - 12:18 pm
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 14, 2013 - 10:21 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2013 - 9:37 am
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