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  • 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."
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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's Joint Album With Phantogram Is Done
    Big Boi's Joint Album With Phantogram Is Done
    Aug 7, 2015 at 06:35pm
    Big Boi took to Instagram this week to announce that his joint album with Phantogram is complete. An electronic duo known for their ethereal soundscapes and funky beats, Phantogram appeared on three songs on Big Boi' 2012 album Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors -- "Objectum Sexuality," "CPU" and "Lines" feat. A$AP Rocky. 
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • #TBT: OutKast's Early Deep Cuts
    #TBT: OutKast's Early Deep Cuts
    Jul 16, 2015 at 01:58pm
    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.
  • 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.
  • Classic Rotation: Outkast's "ATLiens"
    Classic Rotation: Outkast's "ATLiens"
    Aug 27, 2015 at 06:16pm
    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.
  • 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 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.
  • Top 90s Era Rappers Who Are Still Relevant
    Top 90s Era Rappers Who Are Still Relevant
    Nov 3, 2012 at 11:16am
    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
  • 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.
  • 10 Hottest Upcoming Fall Albums
    10 Hottest Upcoming Fall Albums
    Sep 14, 2012 at 04:34pm
    Feeling the back to school/work doldrums now that summer is disappearing into the rear view mirror of your whip?  Don't worry, just because the hot weather is nearly gone doesn't mean there aren't hot albums on the horizon (even if you have to play them in your ride with the top up). HotNewHipHop compiled a list of ten of the hottest LPs dropping this fall, some with singles you've already heard, some with delays, and some that you may have heard little about.  
  • 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.
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