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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 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…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2012 - 3:36 pm
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Album Of The Week: Big Boi Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors

After Speakerboxxx, after Big Boi Presents Got Purp?, after Sir Lucious Left Foot, it's now possible to say that Big Boi, the solo artist, ha…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2012 - 11:47 am
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Watch Big Boi And Little Dragon Play Fallon

Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, the new solo album from OutKast's Big Boi, has a few collaborations with Swedish pop group Little Dragon. Little Drago…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2012 - 8:53 am

Big Boi – “She Hates Me” (Feat. Kid Cudi)

Next week, Big Boi releases his all-over-the-place solo album Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, and we’ve already heard a whole pile of its songs: “She
Tom Breihan | December 3, 2012 - 10:38 am
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Big Boi – “In The A” (Feat. Ludacris & T.I.)

Here's the bouncy ATL-centric "In The A" from Big Boi's forthcoming Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors, a track that features -- who else? -- Ludacri…
Corban Goble | November 26, 2012 - 5:10 pm
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Big Boi – “Mama Told Me” (Feat. Kelly Rowland) Video

Earlier today, we saw the bizarrely indie-heavy tracklist for Big Boi's forthcoming solo album Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors. And even the buoyant single "Mama
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2012 - 12:40 pm
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Big Boi Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors Details

Next month, OutKast rapper Big Boi releases his second solo album Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, and we've already heard a bunch of songs: "She
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2012 - 9:11 am
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Big Boi: Andre “Had To Do Some Gillette Shit”

Outkast were No. 3 in our list of the 20 Albums We've Been Waiting For Forever, and as we wrote about the band back then,…
Michael Nelson | November 14, 2012 - 1:19 pm
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Big Boi – “Lines” (Feat. A$AP Rocky & Phantogram) (Stereogum Premiere)

Next month, OutKast rapper Big Boi will release his new album Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, the follow-up to 2010's excellent Sir Lucious Left Foot.
Tom Breihan | November 9, 2012 - 2:38 pm
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Big Boi – “Mama Told Me” (Feat. Kelly Rowland)

Next month, OutKast rapper Big Boi releases his new solo album Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, and we've already heard his songs "Gossip" and "She
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2012 - 8:38 am

Grizzly Bear, Death Cab, St. Vincent Remind You To Register To Vote

Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day, and the non-partisan group HeadCount is taking action by hosting registration events in 30 cities. Alongside that push come…
Corban Goble | September 24, 2012 - 2:50 pm
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Big Boi – “She Said OK” Video (Feat. Theophilus London) (NSFW)

A couple of months ago, Big Boi recruited the New York fashion-rapper Theophilus London for the soft-focus sex-jam "She Said OK." And now we get…
Tom Breihan | August 31, 2012 - 10:22 am
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Watch Big Boi & Little Dragon Debut “Mama Told Me”

OutKast rapper Big Boi is getting ready to unleash Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, the follow-up to his great 2010 solo album Sir Lucious Left
Tom Breihan | August 9, 2012 - 10:12 am
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M83 Designs Sneakers, Big Boi Designs Socks

Not to be outdone by Justin Vernon (and many, many others), the dreamy worlds of M83 and the more canvas-based worlds of Converse will collide…
Corban Goble | July 6, 2012 - 12:02 pm
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Big Boi – “Gossip” (Feat. UGK & Big K.R.I.T.)

Big morning for rap music! And now here's another thing to get amped about. Last month, we learned that OutKast's Big Boi was planning to…
Tom Breihan | June 28, 2012 - 9:42 am
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Big Boi & Theophilus London – “She Said OK” (Feat. Tre Luce)

Yesterday, we learned that OutKast rapper Big Boi is working on a new solo album called Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors -- good news, since…
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2012 - 9:53 am
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André 3000 Plays Hendrix, Big Boi Names Album

It’s been years since the two members of OutKast got together to record an album, and a reunion doesn’t seem to be anywhere on the…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2012 - 9:23 am
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How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders
Scott Lapatine | July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am
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Governors Ball 2011 In Photos

The single day, two stage Governors Ball brought Big Boi, Girl Talk, Empire Of The Sun, Pretty Lights, Neon Indian, Das Racist, and a Passio…
Scott Lapatine | June 20, 2011 - 5:12 pm

Bonnaroo 2011 Photos: Thursday & Friday

The 10th annual ‘Roo is underway. Here are Randy Cremean’s great pics of some of the notable sets from the first two days of thi…
Scott Lapatine | June 11, 2011 - 3:28 pm
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