OutKast News

#TBT: Andre 3000 Verses
#TBT: Andre 3000 Verses Dec 1, 2016 at 12:09pm
While Big Boi has fully embraced a solo career, Andre 3000 has kept to the shadows, appearing only once or twice a year to remind everyone that he is one of the greatest (if not THE greatest) rappers of all-time, and can still paint vivid and complex lyrical portraits with ease. "My oral illustration be like clitoral stimulation."
Big Boi Is Selling Shampoo For Dogs
Big Boi Is Selling Shampoo For Dogs Oct 27, 2016 at 12:37pm
OG ATLien Big Boi is a businessman and a dog lover, and now those passions are coming to the forefront. Linking up with pet product entrepreneur Bobbi Panter, General Patton is on a quest to make your dog's hairs not smell awful with “Big Boi and Bobbi” dog shampoo. According to Pitchfork, the shampoo comes in variations available for puppies or adult canines (“Wild & Fresh,” “Strong & Gentle”).
UGK & OutKast's "Int’l Players Anthem" Is Being Released On Texas-Shaped Vinyl
UGK & OutKast's "Int’l Players Anthem" Is Being Released On Texas-Shaped Vinyl Oct 13, 2016 at 02:31pm
Black Friday is approaching. On November 25th, retailers across the country will shower shoppers with various specials ahead of the pending holiday season, and each year for this special day, Boston-based imprint Get On Down releases some new novelty item for music lovers everywhere. This year's item happens to be a vinyl in the shape of the state of Texas.
Watch Outkast & The Dungeon Family Reunite At ONE MusicFest In Atlanta
Watch Outkast & The Dungeon Family Reunite At ONE MusicFest In Atlanta Sep 11, 2016 at 11:27am
As advertised, The Dungeon Family headlined Atlanta's One MusicFest Saturday night, bringing together Goodie Mob, Organized Noize, Killer Mike, and perhaps most notably, Outkast, for a night of Southern rap classics. Among songs performed were "So Fresh, So Clean," which Andre 3000 and Big Boi ran through with Sleepy on the hook, "The Whole World" alongside Killer Mike, and Goodie Mobb classics like "Black Ice" and "Dirty South," which Andre and Big Boi respectively contributed to.
Classic Rotation: Outkast's "ATLiens"
Classic Rotation: Outkast's "ATLiens" Aug 27, 2016 at 10:08am
Imagine pressing play on ATLiens for the first time in 1996 (it took me around ten more years to do so, I was 5 at the time). You're familiar with Outkast, whose debut album dropped two years prior and expanded the hip hop's borders to encompass Southern-fried funk, and maybe even Goodie Mob, who took that sound to darker, more gothic territory on Soul Food in '95.
Jay Z Shares "Songs For Survival" TIDAL Playlist
Jay Z Shares "Songs For Survival" TIDAL Playlist Jul 11, 2016 at 10:27am
The recent wave of police shootings and ensuing protests inspired Jay Z to release a new single "Spiritual." He followed that up over the weekend with a 24-track playlist called "Songs for Survival."
Beyonce's "Lemonade" Credits Include The-Dream, Soulja Boy, Just Blaze, Diplo & More
Beyonce's "Lemonade" Credits Include The-Dream, Soulja Boy, Just Blaze, Diplo & More Apr 24, 2016 at 12:49am
Beyonce released her sixth album in her usual surprise fashion tonight, as Lemonade appeared on Tidal after the HBO premiere of the "visual album" of the same name. Unsurprisingly, there is a vast array of mega-talented musicians behind Beyonce's latest work. Those who tuned in likely recognized the voices of Kendrick Lamar ("Freedom"), The Weeknd ("6 Inch"), and James Blake ("Forward").
The 10 Most Iconic '90s Hip-Hop Album Covers
The 10 Most Iconic '90s Hip-Hop Album Covers Mar 31, 2016 at 05:38pm
The '90s is a decade that becomes more legendary with time. The magical aura that surrounds Led Zeppelin IV or Ziggy Stardust begins to surround albums like Illmatic and Reasonable Doubt. In the case of '90s hip hop, cover art was a vital piece of any album's identity, and many artists created images that would be as recognizable as their beats and lyrics, if not more so.
Big Boi Announces Las Vegas Residency
Big Boi Announces Las Vegas Residency Feb 3, 2016 at 10:51am
After a successful 2015 highlighted by his triumphant Big Grams EP, Big Boi is gearing up for a big 2016 campaign. The swaggy ATL vet announced that he'll be heading Las Vegas once a month for a year-long residency at the Wynn Hotel. Vegas residencies are famously lucrative, and Sir Lucious Left-Foot is likely earning a sum well into the seven figures for his nine scheduled performances at the Wynn.
Outkast Turned Down An Opportunity To Perform At The 2004 Super Bowl
Outkast Turned Down An Opportunity To Perform At The 2004 Super Bowl Nov 5, 2015 at 07:20pm
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.
Classic Rotation: Outkast "Aquemini"
Classic Rotation: Outkast "Aquemini" Sep 29, 2015 at 01:25pm
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.
How To Make A Double Disc Rap Album That Doesn't Suck
How To Make A Double Disc Rap Album That Doesn't Suck Sep 23, 2015 at 05:52pm
Yesterday, The Game surprised us all by announcing that his long-awaited sequel to 2005's The Documentary would span two discs and 38 tracks. Unless you're a ride-or-die Game fan, this news may come as a disappointment.
Big Boi And Andre 3000 Have Been Discussing An Outkast Biopic
Big Boi And Andre 3000 Have Been Discussing An Outkast Biopic Sep 14, 2015 at 10:40am
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"
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.
#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.
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?