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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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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 fa…
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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