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.
OutKast To Headline Governors Ball In New York [Update: Full Line-Up Revealed]
The good news concerning OutKast just keeps on coming today. Following the official announcement from Coachella that the duo would be headlining the festival, another concert with the ATL legends has been announced.
OutKast Announce They'll Be Performing At Over 40 Festivals This Summer
The OutKast news keeps getting better and better. Last week we received official news that the duo would headline the stage at Coachella 2014, followed up by the news that they'd also be performing at the annual Governors Ball in NYC.
Coachella 2014 Line-Up Announced; Outkast Confirmed To Headline
After much speculation, we finally have the official lineup to this year’s Coachella Music & Arts Festival.
Rico Wade Confirms Outkast Reunion At Coachella 2014, Future Talks "Honest"
If one confirmation wasn't enough, we now have Dungeon Family's Rico Wade offering confirmation that Outkast will come together in 2014 at the Coachella festival. What was first a rumor was later confirmed by Revolt TV, and now in a new interview the producer makes mention of said reunion and how Future may play a part in it.
Photos: Outkast Linked Up In Atlanta
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.
Outkast May Reunite For Coachella 2014 [Update: A 2014 Reunion Tour Has Been Confirmed]
It's hard to believe Outkast has been on hiatus since 2007. Ever since putting the project on hold, fans have anticipated a reunion for the duo, but so far there's been no sign of it (or a 3 Stacks solo album for that matter).