Big Boi News

  • Andre 3000 Says OutKast Reunion Tour Made Him Feel Like A "Sell-Out"
    Andre 3000 Says OutKast Reunion Tour Made Him Feel Like A "Sell-Out"
    Dec 4, 2014 at 06:37 PM
    One of the biggest draws at most music festivals this summer was the reunion of OutKast, the game-changing ATL duo who hadn't performed together in a decade. When watching their inaugural performance at Coachella last April though, many fans (myself included) noticed that Andre 3000 didn't appear to be having much fun. While his reluctance seemed to diminish in later performances, the rapper/singer has now been quoted saying that he didn't "wanna do the tour," and that it made him feel like a "sell-out."
  • Hip-Hop Reacts To Grand Jury Decision In Eric Garner Case
    Hip-Hop Reacts To Grand Jury Decision In Eric Garner Case
    Dec 3, 2014 at 06:02 PM
    Following the recent decision of a grand jury in Ferguson not to indict police officer Darren Wilson after he killed unarmed teen Michael Brown, another verdict has been passed that's got many Americans' heads spinning.
  • Andre 3000 Speaks On Jimi Hendrix Role & Possibility Of OutKast Movie
    Andre 3000 Speaks On Jimi Hendrix Role & Possibility Of OutKast Movie
    Sep 23, 2014 at 09:52 AM
    Andre 3000 is set to play Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming movie "Jimi: All Is By My Side," centered around one important year in the guitarist's life, from 1966-1967. Following a preview of the film this past Sunday in L.A., the rapper took part in a panel discussion alongside the writer-director and the producer of "Jimi: All By My Side."
  • André 3000: "I’d Love To Put Out An Album"
    André 3000: "I’d Love To Put Out An Album"
    Aug 27, 2014 at 01:59 PM
    Today, The New York Times published an interview with André 3000 that was supposed to focus on his role as Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming film "Jimi: All Is By My Side," but a little hint within about new music seems to be attracting much more attention.
  • Big Boi Signs To Epic Records, Reunites With L.A. Reid
    Big Boi Signs To Epic Records, Reunites With L.A. Reid
    May 10, 2014 at 06:05 PM
    A few weeks ago, we reported that Big Boi is currently working on his third solo album, and now we know that the upcoming project will be released on Epic Records, and not on Island Def Jam like his other two LPs.
  • Big Boi Talks Collaborative EP With Phantogram & Next Solo Album
    Big Boi Talks Collaborative EP With Phantogram & Next Solo Album
    Apr 21, 2014 at 03:13 PM
    Big Boi just performed his second reunion show as one half of Outkast, and apparently things went quite a bit smoother this time around-- which is a good thing, seeing as the legendary duo have over 40 festival tour dates set up for this summer.
  • Big Boi Talks Upcoming Album, Collaborations With Indie Rock Artists
    Big Boi Talks Upcoming Album, Collaborations With Indie Rock Artists
    Apr 19, 2014 at 11:47 PM
    Big Boi just kicked off a summer-long OutKast reunion tour with André 3000, but his thoughts are already on his next move. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter this week, the rapper revealed plans for several upcoming projects, the first of which is a new solo album.
  • Big Boi Confirms New Music As He Signs New Management Deal
    Big Boi Confirms New Music As He Signs New Management Deal
    Mar 22, 2014 at 11:03 PM
    We are still hoping and praying that there will be an Outkast reunion, although that is looking far more unlikely as both parties vehemently deny this, despite the fact that both Andre and Big Boi are frequenting the festival rounds together. However, both former members of the duo have enjoyed an active solo career, Big Boi in particular.
  • TV Show "Game Of Thrones" To Release Rap Mixtape "Catch The Throne" [Update: Tracklist & Release Date Revealed]
    TV Show "Game Of Thrones" To Release Rap Mixtape "Catch The Throne" [Update: Tracklist & Release Date Revealed]
    Mar 6, 2014 at 03:08 PM
    Two weeks back, while speaking to Revolt TV, Big Boi made mention of his love for the TV show "Game of Thrones", and revealed he had a mixtape on the way inspired by the show. The details were scarce at the time, but now we've received more information on the project, and as it turns out, this project is actually helmed by the TV show itself, as they attempt to reach a larger demographic.
  • Big Boi's Wife Filing For A Divorce [Update: Big Boi Responds To Wife's Demands, Wants Joint Custody]
    Big Boi's Wife Filing For A Divorce [Update: Big Boi Responds To Wife's Demands, Wants Joint Custody]
    Feb 20, 2014 at 04:16 PM
    It looks like Big Boi's marriage with Sherlita Patton isn't working out. The Outkast rapper's wife filed for a divorce, and she's asking for sole custody of their 12-year child. TMZ reports that Sherlita filed the documents yesterday, stating that their 11-year marriage is "irretrievably broken." The couple got married in February 2002, and they have two children together, an 18-year old and a 12-year old.
  • Big Boi Reveals Solo Mixtape Coming Soon, Confirms There Is No New OutKast Album
    Big Boi Reveals Solo Mixtape Coming Soon, Confirms There Is No New OutKast Album
    Feb 19, 2014 at 01:28 PM
    The OutKast rumors have been all over the map this past year. It seems as though every other week we get confirmation or denial of a new OutKast album, a solo album from Andre 3000, or whatever it may be. 
  • Hip-Hopera
    Hip-Hopera
    Feb 7, 2014 at 12:35 PM
    On paper, hip-hop and opera seem like completely different styles of music, but many producers have shown us otherwise. Using dramatic, often high-pitched vocal samples, they add a theatrical element to rap tracks. The vocals can come from samples of actual operas or, more commonly, presets on synths or keyboards, and they've been used by everyone from Three 6 Mafia to RiFF RAFF to Tech N9ne.
  • Big Boi Confirms Solo Album Coming Soon
    Big Boi Confirms Solo Album Coming Soon
    Jan 23, 2014 at 01:13 PM
    Earlier this week we heard from a source inside the legendary Stankonia Studios that Big Boi and Andre 3000 were working on respective solo albums which they would possibly be dropping this year.
  • Photos: Outkast Linked Up In Atlanta
    Photos: Outkast Linked Up In Atlanta
    Dec 2, 2013 at 09:42 AM
    Good news, everyone! Shortly after receiving confirmation that Outkast would be reuniting, not only for a Coachella 2014 show, but for an actual tour, the legendary duo have been spotted together-- although no word on if it was to work on music.
  • Game Changers: Outkast Edition
    Game Changers: Outkast Edition
    Aug 7, 2013 at 03:08 PM
    More than any other artists or group (excepting Scarface) Outkast is responsible for the rise of southern rap. They were among the first acts to gain recognition from the region and remain one of the most commercially and critically successful rap groups to date.
  • SummerSet Festival Ticket Giveaway
    SummerSet Festival Ticket Giveaway
    Jul 22, 2013 at 02:11 PM
      HotNewHipHop is giving away six pairs of tickets for SummerSet 2013, taking place August 9-11. This year's lineup includes Big Boi, Common, and many more. Contest Rules:
  • Big Boi Postpones Tour Dates Because Of Knee Injury [Update: New Tour Dates Announced]
    Big Boi Postpones Tour Dates Because Of Knee Injury [Update: New Tour Dates Announced]
    Jun 25, 2013 at 02:57 PM
    The duo of Outkast, Andre 3000 and Big Boi both seem to be having a rough week. We reported earlier today that Andre 3000's mother passed away, and now we get news of a slight disturbance in Big Boi's life, although nowhere near Andre's. A knee injury is forcing Big Boi to postpone his current tour dates.
  • Big Boi Announces "Shoes For Running" Tour
    Big Boi Announces "Shoes For Running" Tour
    Mar 6, 2013 at 12:04 PM
    Big Boi continues to promote his latest solo album, Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors, with the announcement of a tour supporting the LP.The 1/2 of Outkast will be hitting the road for a "Shoes For Running" tour in mid-April, until June. He'll be hitting a ton of cities along the way, check out all the stops below.
  • It's Yo Birthday: Big Boi's Top Solo Tracks
    It's Yo Birthday: Big Boi's Top Solo Tracks
    Feb 1, 2013 at 04:26 PM
    Since Outkast began an indefinite hiatus shortly after the release of Idlewild in 2006, their unique sound has been greatly missed in the rap game and beyond. Big Boi brought 50% of the equation back in 2010 with his critically-acclaimed solo album Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty which he followed up this past December with Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumours.
  • Top 90s Era Rappers Who Are Still Relevant
    Top 90s Era Rappers Who Are Still Relevant
    Nov 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM
    The 1990’s was the most crucial decade in the mainstream acceptance of hip hop as a viable art form. The genre’s fresh, energetic sound, coupled with an explosion of talent and one very tragic feud, allowed for rap music to assume a dominant position in popular culture. Some of the legendary acts that created the foundation for this success are still emceeing, and rapping with the same creativity and skill that was so instrumental to the genre’s breakthrough. To pay tribute to their longevity, here is our list of 90s era rappers who are still relevant in the second
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