Big Boi Talks Upcoming Album, Collaborations With Indie Rock Artists
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.
15 Musical Hits From The Bong
Before you get on to reading, I feel a responsibility as this list's writer to inform the reading public that marijuana is bad. If you smoke it, you will get pregnant and/or die. That being said, if you do choose to smoke the devil's lettuce in honor of the Waldos, here are a few ground rules:
Stream Coachella Day 1 Featuring OutKast, A$AP Ferg, & More
Coachella 2014 has officially kicked off, and if you didn't make it out to California this year, you now have the opportunity to watch the whole thing from the comfort of your own home. Day 1 isn't too heavy on hip hop, but there are definitely some heavy-hitters present. Flatbush Zombies, A$AP Ferg, and of course OutKast-- who will be kicking off their ambitious festival tour tonight. Take a look at the full schedule, as well as all 3 channel streams below.
Mad Decent Reveal Line-Up For Block Party 2014: OutKast, Action Bronson & More
Following the news of Power 106's Powerhouse line-up, which enlisted Nicki Minaj, ScHoolboy Q, YG and more as performers, we've received yet another festival line-up today. This time it's for Mad Decent's annual Block Party, and they've been able to nab OutKast as a headliner, which will make up another date in OutKast's reunion 40-date festival run.
Lollapalooza Announces Line-Up, Eminem & OutKast To Headline
Last week it was rumored that Eminem would be the Lollapalooza headliner. The annual Chicago festival has officially announced their line-up today, and lo and behold, Eminem is a headliner, alongside, unsurprisingly, OutKast.
Big Boi Confirms New Music As He Signs New Management Deal
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.
Canadian Government Gives Drake $300,000 For OVO Fest
Another year, another OVO Fest. At least that's how it is if you're the highly successful rapper/singer, Drake who recieved 300 grand in government funding for this year's festival. The grant comes from the Celebrate Ontario program brought to you by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. For a frame of reference, this is the same amount of funding recieved by the Toronto International Film Festival and the Stratford Festival.
Rich Homie Quan Says His Joint Project With Young Thug Is The "Best Collabo Since OutKast"
Young Thug revealed that he and Rich Homie Quan would be releasing a joint mixtape in the near future, and while promises of collaborative projects rarely see any results these days, this one may just come to fruition. In an interview with ATL Night Spots, the Atlanta rappers revealed some minor details on the project. “I ain't gonna tell y'all when” said Quan of the release, insisting that the project would be a "Rich" tape rather than a mixtape. "It might be an EP. Might not even give y'all no more free music... but then again we love the friends”
Outkast, J. Cole, Childish Gambino & More To Perform At Osheaga Music Festival
Osheaga music festival seems to be getting more rap-oriented every year. The official flyer for the event was released today, and while Oukast's name at the top of the bill was of no surprise, the many rappers that followed were pretty unexpected. On top of the legendary duo, the rapper/producer lineup will feature the likes of J. Cole, Childish Gambino, Pusha T, Chance the Rapper, Danny Brown, Joey Bada$$, Kid Ink, Bas, Slohmo, and Ryan Hemsworth.
Big Boi's Wife Filing For A Divorce [Update: Big Boi Responds To Wife's Demands, Wants Joint Custody]
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
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.
OutKast & Drake To Headline OVO Fest 2014
We've received yet another OutKast festival announcement, to add to the growing list of their 40 festival tour dates. This time the ATLiens have been tapped by Drake's OVO Fest as headliners. Alongside the duo Drake will be headlining the fifth annual festival, which takes place this summer in Toronto, on August 3rd and August 4th. Tickets go on sale for OVO Fest February 21st.
Kanye West, Drake, OutKast & More To Perform At 2014 Wireless Festival [Update: J. Cole, 2 Chainz Announced]
This year's Wireless Festival which takes place in the UK has quite the list of headliners. The newly-reunited OutKast will be hitting the festival as part of their 40-date festival run, alongside Kanye West, Drake and Pharrell. The show goes down at both London’s Finsbury Park and Birmingham’s Perry Park through out July 4th-6th. Apart from those headliners, Iggy Azalea, Angel Haze, Chance The Rapper, Azealia Banks, Bruno Mars, Wiz Khalifa, Earl Sweatshirt, A$AP Ferg, Salt N Peppa and more were tapped to hit the stage.
OutKast's 10 Best Music Videos
20 years ago, André 3000 and Big Boi were riding the massive wave of commercial success that followed "Player's Ball," their debut single, as it rose up the charts and secured them a gig opening for Notorious B.I.G. in New York. It was only the beginning for OutKast, a duo that would go on to win six Grammys, make six platinum albums, and put the South on the map as a hip-hop powerhouse.
OutKast's Upcoming Festival Tour Dates [Update: New Dates Added]
OutKast are gearing up for big things this spring and summer, as they take themselves on the road for over 40 different festivals tour dates, not to mention the possibility that they'll be starting a new album (!).
Jimi Hendrix Biopic Starring Andre 3000 To Premiere At SXSW
Andre 3000 was cast as Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming biopic, Jimi: All Is By My Side some time ago, and the film is finally ready to make its debut on U.S. soil. The film will screen at this year's SXSW festival, which runs March 3-15 in Austin Texas. Dre will be playing Hendrix in his pre-fame days, just before releasing his classic debut album, Are You Experienced? in 1967. A film following A$AP Rocky and A$AP Mob, titled SVDDXNLY will also premiere at the festival. The doc will be directed by David Laven.
Big Boi Confirms Solo Album Coming Soon
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.
Andre 3000 & Big Boi Reportedly Working On Solo LPs To Drop Before New OutKast LP
The OutKast rumors are bountiful, and they aren't done just yet. It's quite possible we'll get a retraction of this tomorrow, but take it for what's it worth. Apparently the ATLiens are to release solo albums prior to releasing a reunion LP.
Wiz Khalifa Recalls Sharing OutKast Albums With His Mom
OutKast's influence has an insanely wide range, to the point that it's hard to find anyone in the hip hop community that doesn't have some sort of memory attached to their large body of work. In an interview on MTV RapFix, Wiz Khalifa (who may not immediately strike you as an OutKast fan) shared his own experiences with the duo's music, which he revealed was just as important to his mother as it was to him.
Queen Latifah Says That OutKast Are Working On New LP [Queen Latifah Denies It]
We were waiting on some information like this. Although it's not very official, and it's not from the mouths of Big Boi and Andre 3000 themselves, Queen Latifah suggests that OutKast are working on a new album in a recent interview with Horward Stern.