Big Boi News

  • 10 Best Hip-Hop Crews Of All Time
    10 Best Hip-Hop Crews Of All Time
    Jun 24, 2015 at 10:48am
    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"
    Classic Rotation: Outkast "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik"
    Apr 26, 2015 at 10:13am
    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.
  • 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 06:37pm
    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 06:02pm
    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 09:52am
    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 01:59pm
    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 06:05pm
    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 03:13pm
    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 11:47pm
    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 11:03pm
    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 03:08pm
    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 04:16pm
    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 01:28pm
    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 12:35pm
    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 01:13pm
    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 09:42am
    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 03:08pm
    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 02:11pm
      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 02:57pm
    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 12:04pm
    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.
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