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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 & 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Big Boi Discusses Modest Mouse Collab

On April 27 Big Boi tweeted about working with Modest Mouse in the studio. Yesterday MTV New caught up with Big Boi to figure…
jessica | May 5, 2011 - 2:45 pm

80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their…
Scott Lapatine | April 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Big Boi Does “Follow Us” On Letterman

Big Boi brought Vonnegutt to help him on the chorus, and he asked people to follow him on Twitter at the end of the performance.
jessica | August 24, 2010 - 11:18 am

Øyafestivalen 2010 In Photos

Beyond taking place in beautiful Oslo, Norway one of Øya Festival’s strongest points is its eclecticism: When I attended in 2006 (and met Amrit), I…
brandon | August 17, 2010 - 10:05 am

Pitchfork Music Festival 2010: Sunday Recap

The final day of 2010's Pitchfork Festival was just as hot as Saturday, with stages that needed quick shots of energy to pull the audience…
jessica | July 19, 2010 - 3:23 pm

Big Boi And The Roots Do “Shutterbugg” On Fallon

As he did on Leno the other night, Big Boi brought the Sir Luscious smoker "Shutterbugg" to late night TV, with a band on hand to…
Amrit Singh | July 13, 2010 - 12:16 pm

Big Boi Does “Shutterbugg” On Leno

Antwan Patton's on something of a goodwill kick, maybe just paying forward the positivity he's garnering at every turn on the back of the heavily…
Amrit Singh | July 8, 2010 - 10:12 am

Big Boi – “Shutterbugg” Video

Big Boi’s new video for “Shutterbugg” has talk boxes, Tron girls, and puppets. That pretty much covers everything, and is pretty much why I’m sure…
jessica | May 27, 2010 - 2:06 pm

New Big Boi Featuring Andre 3000 & Raekwon – “Royal Flush”

The first single from Big Boi's Sir Luscious Left Foot went and leaked, and it features guest raps from OutKast pal Andre and Wu-Tang-er Raekwon.
brandon | March 24, 2008 - 3:47 pm

New Fantasia Video – “Hood Boy” (Feat. Big Boi)

It’s a sordid affair, keeping track of American Idol alum; one day you’re impressed by Kelly’s choice of bassist, next thing you know the Clay-gagging-Ripa
Stereogum | November 30, 2006 - 5:43 pm
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