The Best Lyrics On Frank Ocean's "Blonde"
Frank Ocean first revealed himself as a generational songwriting talent on his 2011 debut nostalgia, ULTRA, then emerged as a full-blown star on the strength of the 2012's Channel Orange, which amounted to a series of vignettes about wealth, drugs, friendship, and love.
Frank Ocean's "Blonde" Credits Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, David Bowie & More
Frank Ocean just dropped, and everything seems to be in its right place again. His new album, which appeared on Apple Music in surprise fashion, is entitled Blonde and not Boys Don't Cry, which had been the rumored title for over a year. However, Ocean did put out a magazine called "Boys Don't Cry" in coordination with the release of Blonde. The magazine appeared at four different pop-up shops in four different cities.
Smothered & Covered: 6 Great Moments In Hip Hop X Waffle House History
There's something about Waffle House that brings out the inner beast in people. The food, combined with the ambience, is nothing short of incredible. It holds a special place in the hearts and minds of countless rappers. "This ain't IHOP," Waka Flocka rapped in his famed collaboration with Travis Porter, "Waffle House". "This the waffle house. Know how we rock, put it in her mouth."
Andre 3000 & Kid Cudi Were Recently In the Studio Together
As their first album with Tom Delonge replacement Matt Skiba approaches, Travis Barker is getting back in Blink 182 mode, but it hasn't stopped him from collaborating with some exciting rap acts along the way. In an interview with the “Kevin & Bean” show on Los Angeles’ KROQ, Travis was joined by his bandmates to talk about the new album, but also shared an interesting tidbit about running into Andre 300 at Coachella.
Chris Rock Says Andre 3000 Working On New Album, Can't Tell If Joke
Is Chris Rock trolling us? The actor took his twitter and Instagram accounts late last night to share a group photo that included Andre 3000, Jarobi, Dave Chapelle, D-Nice and Jack White. That's quite the group by itself, but it was Chris Rock's caption that's got the internet in a tizzy. The comedian, who is no stranger to a dry joke, captioned the post, "Me , Dave , D-nice , jack white and jarobi hard at work on the new Andre 3000 album." Hmmm. Is he just playing with our emotions? It's really hard to tell, so we'll just embed the post below and leave it at that.
Andre 3000 Reveals Outkast & A Tribe Called Quest Had Plans For A Joint Album
Last night, "A Celebration Of Phife" was held at the Apollo, an event which saw a number of special guests speaking and performing in honor of Phife Dawg, the legendary rapper and member of A Tribe Called Quest who passed last month. Among the speakers were Tribe members Q-Tip, Jarobi, and Ali Shahed Muhammad, as well as Kanye West and Andre 3000.
Kendrick Lamar & Andre 3000 Remember Phife Dawg On Q-Tip's Abstract Radio Show
Earlier in the week, hip-hop experienced a huge loss, as Phife Dawg, legendary rapper and member of a Tribe Called Quest, lost his battle with diabetes. The day he died saw a large outpouring of tributes from artists and fans on social media, but last night, on fellow Tribe member Q-Tip's Abstract Radio show, Phife was honored more extensively. Tip offered a mix of classic verses and rarities, while a few artists who found inspiration in the late rapper's words shared thoughts on his legacy.
The 10 Best R&B/Rap Covers Of Classic Songs
Searching "rap covers" online is like walking into a minefield of acoustic guitars and webcams, leftovers from a war that began with Ben Folds' famous version of Dr. Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit." An earnest-sounding white dude with a guitar and an angelic backing choir singing things like "Lick on these nuts and suck the dick" was (believe it or not) novel at some point, but now that approach has been beaten to death. Last year, for example, a ten year old covered "Trap Queen."
Andre 3000 Brought A Woman He Met In An Uber To Kanye West's Studio Session
Kanye West's last minute studio sessions just keep getting crazier and crazier. His latest assemblance of people included 2 Chainz, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Diddy, Kid Cudi, and French Montana, but, as far as we know, they were just around to listen to the final product.
Andre 3000 Hints At New Music, Praises Kid Cudi's New Album
We've been waiting for a solo album from, Andre 3000 for years, and while we may never get exactly that, the Atlanta legend is looking to release some form of project somewhere down the line.
Stream Erykah Badu's "But You Caint Use My Phone"
Erykah Badu dropped her mixtape last night, But You Caint Use My Phone, however it wasn't a 'proper' mixtape (and by that we mean, 'free'), it was released exclusively via iTunes and Apple Music. Thus you can purchase your own copy or else stream it on Apple Music.
Outkast Turned Down An Opportunity To Perform At The 2004 Super Bowl
The New England Patriots narrowly defeated the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII, but no one remembers that. All that anyone outside New England remembers from that Super Bowl is when Justin Timberlake accidentally-on-purpose ripped of Janet Jackson's shirt and bared her titty for all of Earth to see. The "wardrobe malfunction" could have been prevented, if Outkast had accepted the NFL's invitation to perform at that year's Super Bowl.
Big Boi Says Andre 3000 Really Likes Young Thug
Big Boi was a guest on RapRadar's latest podcast, and shed some insight as to what is currently inspiring him, throwing his rapping partner Andre 3000 into the mix as well.
Classic Rotation: Outkast "Aquemini"
Earlier this year we’ve done Classic Rotations pieces on Outkast’s Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik and ATLiens, and today we’re bringing you a reflection piece on Outkast’s third album, Aquemini. The 1998 follow-up to ATLiens was recorded in Atlanta and features a sound along those lines. It still sounds experimental in 2015, and it was completely out there seventeen years ago today, when it was first released.
Big Boi And Andre 3000 Have Been Discussing An Outkast Biopic
The success of "Straight Outta Compton" has proved the commercial viability of rap biopics and sparked public (and private) interest in biopics about Master P, Tha Dogg Pound, Death Row Records, the Wu-Tang Clan. The latest -- a possible Outkast biopic.
Classic Rotation: Outkast's "ATLiens"
If Outkast’s debut made the case that Big Boi and Andre 3000 were legitimate rappers, then their sophomore album proved that they were great artists. While the straight-forward gangster-pimpin’ vibe on Southernplayalistic was indeed awesome, the experimental nature of ATLiens was-- no, is-- absolutely mind-blowing.
Andre 3000 Joins Cast Of ABC’s “American Crime” Series
It looks like Andre 3000 is taking his talents to the small screen. According to Variety, the Outkast member has been tapped as a co-star on season 2 of ABC's crime drama series “American Crime”. Andre will reportedly play the part of a father, Michael Lacroix, whose teenager is suspected of the season's central crime. He will star opposite of Regina King.
#TBT: OutKast's Early Deep Cuts
OutKast might be best known for their later material like "Ms. Jackson" and "Hey Ya!," but this duo's discography runs deep. Their first few albums, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, ATLiens, and Aquemini are hip-hop classics that melted southern twang with funky experimental fusion. With hits like "Elevators (Me & You)" and "Rosa Parks," OutKast began to pave their way to mainstream success, but it was lesser-known gems like "Babylon" and "Mainstream" that speak volumes of their limitless art.
10 Best Hip-Hop Crews Of All Time
The hip hop crew is an essential part of success. Whether big or small, every rapper has an entourage. Sometimes it's full of rappers, and other times it's just his buddies from back in the day, nonetheless, weak links in a crew can water down the crew as a whole-- something we took into consideration when crafting this list. You have the multimedia approach that Odd Future takes, and also the full-on lyrical assault that Wu-Tang Clan makes. Both are great crews, but who would comprise a list of the best rap crews of all time?
Classic Rotation: Outkast "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik"
Atlanta is a modern-day hotspot for rap music, but before Young Thug, Migos, Ludacris, Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy or T.I. had captured the spotlight, there was a duo named OutKast. Andre 3000 and Big Boi’s debut album turns 21 today, and it’s important to understand the influence that the record had, and continues to have. It’s greatest accomplishment, arguably, was putting Atlanta hip-hop on the map. Maybe they weren’t the first to do it, but they were definitely the first to do it really, really well.