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I recognize this is an issue of taste, but Governors Ball 2014 was a little bit of a mixed bag for me. There were two headliners I loved, and they conflicted, and I had no interest in the subsequent four on Saturday and Sunday. After being impressed and surprised repeatedly on Friday, I had a… More »

They were kids. Watch the first few OutKast videos, and that reality keeps smacking you in the face, over and over. Both members of OutKast hadn’t quite left their teens when they released Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, their first album, 20 years ago tomorrow. Big Boi still had a hint of pubescent chirp in his voice. André 3000… 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 André 3000 Play Jimi Hendrix In A Clip From All Is By My Side

We learned last year that André 3000 would play Jimi Hendrix in the new biopic All Is By My Side. The movie faces an unfortunate…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2014 - 9:29 am

Forecastle 2014 Lineup

The Forecastle Festival returns to Louisville, Kentucky from July 18-20 and boasts a diverse lineup. Beyond the practically obligatory OutKast headliner, Jack White and Beck…
James Rettig | March 4, 2014 - 11:00 am

Watch Miley Cyrus Cover “Yoshimi” With The Flaming Lips And Turn OutKast’s “Hey Ya!” Into A Country Ballad

Miley Cyrus has long been a fan of the Flaming Lips. She's been tweeting their lyrics for years and has called Wayne Coyne one of…
Scott Lapatine | February 23, 2014 - 2:26 pm

Wireless Festival 2014 Lineup

Two editions of the Wireless Festival hit the U.K. this July 4-6 -- one at London's Finsbury Park, the other at Birmingham's Perry Park --…
Chris DeVille | January 28, 2014 - 1:49 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

Governors Ball 2014 Lineup

We already knew that OutKast would headline this summer’s Governors Ball festival in New York; it followed Coachella as the second reunion show that the…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2014 - 10:20 am

Queen Latifah Says OutKast Are Working On New Album

Fun fact: Before Queen Latifah became a daytime-TV star, her Flavor Unit company managed a number of big early-'90s rap and R&B groups including, for…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2014 - 9:49 am

OutKast To Headline Over 40 Music Festivals This Year

We already heard about Coachella and Governors Ball, but it looks like OutKast will be headlining many more festivals this year. A post on the…
Chris DeVille | January 13, 2014 - 11:28 am

OutKast To Headline Governors Ball 2014

Less than 24 hours after the official Coachella lineup affirmed the OutKast reunion we’ve been hearing about in one form or another since last fall,…
Chris DeVille | January 9, 2014 - 2:19 pm

Coachella 2014 Lineup

The lineup for Coachella 2014 has been announced, and as expected, Outkast are headlining. They'll close out Friday night, with Muse Saturday and Arcade Fire…
Michael Nelson | January 8, 2014 - 11:34 pm

OutKast To Reunite In 2014

Earlier today, Tom speculated that OutKast might reunite for Coachella next year, and now, we get confirmation that they'll do just that ... and more.
Michael Nelson | November 19, 2013 - 9:43 pm

OutKast To Reunite At Coachella?

This is all purely speculative, but several sources have reportedly told Billboard that OutKast, arguably the greatest rap duo of all time, might reunite to…
Tom Breihan | November 19, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Watch Tame Impala Cover OutKast

Here Australian psych champions Tame Impala return to their homeland's biggest radio station to do Triple J's consistently successful Like A Version series. In a…
Amrit Singh | May 3, 2013 - 8:38 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…
Alex Tatusian | January 31, 2013 - 1:23 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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | January 2, 2013 - 9:29 am

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

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