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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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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

T.I. – “Sorry” (Feat. André 3000)

André 3000 barely ever raps anymore, but he has a rare knack for showing up two or three times a year and melting your entire…
Tom Breihan | November 27, 2012 - 9:34 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Top 20 Albums We’ve Been Waiting For Forever

In the June 2, 2012 issue of the NME, Kevin Shields said the long-awaited third album from My Bloody Valentine –- the first since 1991'…
Lauretta Charlton | June 26, 2012 - 11:54 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

Hear The 13 Minute Version Of “DoYaThing”

Earlier this week, we posted a radio rip of "DoYaThing," the new Converse-sponsored Gorillaz/James Murphy/Andre 3000 collab. Despite an on-fire Andre verse, the original versio…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2012 - 9:05 am

Gorillaz – “DoYaThang” (Feat. James Murphy & Andre 3000)

"DoYaThing," the previously-announced blockbuster collaboration from the Gorillaz, James Murphy, and Andre 3000 is now online in radio-rip form, and we've got it streaming below.
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2012 - 3:31 pm

Ten Hip-Hop Albums That Would Make Great Performances

Somehow, billing an artist to play their most famous release, exclusively, got super vogue all of the sudden. Nas did Illmatic. Erykah Badu did Baduizm.
Corban Goble | October 7, 2011 - 12:45 pm

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

Reunited OutKast Outtake Surfaces

The photo above is part of the press kit for 2006's Idlewild, the last OutKast project to get an official release. Obviously it's been a…
jessica | September 8, 2010 - 4:54 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

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we'rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No…
Amrit Singh | November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm