1. Presidential Debate 2012, Round 2: Musicians React on Twitter

    October 17, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Barack Obama found his pulse during last night's second debate with GOP challenger Mitt Romney, with snap polls from CBS, CNN and Public Policy Polling, among others, declaring the President winner of the town hall-style forum at Long Island's Hofstra University. But whereas Obama…

  2. Big Boi Releases 'Mama Told Me' with Kelly Rowland, Not Little Dragon: Listen

    October 03, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Swedish synth-pop group is not featured on final version due to "business terms out of our control." On Tuesday (Oct. 2), Big Boi released "Mama Told Me," a track off of his forthcoming "Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors" album that features Kelly Rowland on…

  3. Kimbra Vows Less 'Trickery' on Next Album

    October 02, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Kimbra and the band that bears her name are enjoying their first-ever headlining tour in North America. But more than a year after releasing her debut album, "Vows," she's ready to get to work on a follow-up. "I'm just in the process of collecting a lot of ideas,"…

  4. Janelle Monae Talks New Album, CoverGirl at Nokia Music Event: Video

    September 26, 2012 6:10 PM EDT Janelle Monae performed at Nokia Music's Social Media Week event Tuesday night (Sept. 25) in Los Angeles, and sat down to chat with Billboard about her upcoming album, Nokia, and what it's like to be a CoverGirl. "I'm really excited about releasing new music and it's…

  5. Big Boi Talks Andre 3000, Possible Phantogram Collabo EP & 'Vicious Lies' Album

    August 24, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Two weeks ago (August 10), Big Boi hosted a listening session for his solo sophomore studio album, "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors," in Atlanta. It was one of the most anticipated events during the MixShow Live weekend as Sir Luscious opened OutKast 's personal space to…

  6. The Beat 8/14: Mariah Carey's Triple Single, Insane Clown Posse Vs. FBI

    August 14, 2012 3:19 PM EDT Welcome to the Tuesday, August 14 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. has the headlines…

  7. Outside Lands 2012: Metallica, Skrillex Rock San Francisco

    August 13, 2012 11:45 AM EDT It's official: there's no such thing as genre-division anymore. The proof? The Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend, which found boomer headliners sharing time with EDM youngsters, metal oligarchs, and AOR mainstays -- and an audience…

  8. Big Boi and Little Dragon Perform New Song, 'Mama Told Me': Watch

    August 10, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Fans of Swedish indie rock band Little Dragon got a surprise at their Austin show on Aug. 7 when Big Boi paid a visit. The Atlanta rapper joined the Swedes on stage to debut "Mama Told Me," to be featured on his upcoming second solo album "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors"…

  9. First Listen: Big Boi Previews 'Vicious Lies' Album in NYC

    July 20, 2012 10:45 AM EDT New album out November 13, with guest spots from A$AP Rocky, Phantogram, Kid Cudi and more. In anticipation of the fall release of his next solo project, Outkast member and Atlanta hip-hop ambassador Big Boi hosted a private listening session of his forthcoming album, "Vicious Lies &…

  10. Little Dragon Talk New Music, Hip-Hop Collaborations at Bonnaroo

    June 12, 2012 3:55 PM EDT As indie rock group Little Dragon 's latest road stint supporting 2011 album "Ritual Union" winds down, the group is planning to mix in a few inspired collaborations while conceptualizing their next album. Aside from working with Big Boi on a track that may appear on the rapper…

  11. Exclusive: Sneak Peek of Tupac's Outburst in 'Yo: The Story of Yo! MTV Raps' Documentary

    May 31, 2012 12:40 PM EDT There's one thing in particular I always respected about Tupac Shakur : his honesty. Whether spitting rhymes of harsh reality or penning poetry , 'Pac was not one to hold his tongue. But although it was a charasteristic of his that was refreshing, it welcomed legal repercussions.…

  12. Listen To Big Boi's New Sex Jam 'She Said OK'

    May 30, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Outkast hero Big Boi took to Twitter late on Tuesday night (May 29) to release a new track, "She Said OK," featuring Brooklyn MC Theophilus London . And for those craving more of the explicit nature of "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty" songs like "…

  13. Killer Mike Teams With Adult Swim For 'R.A.P. Music' Album

    May 15, 2012 3:15 PM EDT For rapper Killer Mike , independence is key. The Atlanta native born Michael Render launched his career with 2003's "Monster" (Columbia Records), but label issues delayed the highly anticipated follow-up. Three years later, in November 2006, his second album, "I Pledge…

  14. Outside Lands 2012 Lineup: Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young Headlining

    April 17, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder , Metallica , Neil Young & Crazy Horse , Jack White and the Foo Fighters lead the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will invade San Francisco's Golden Gate Park from Aug. 10-12. The 2012 fest marks the return of Metallica and…

  15. Skrillex, Bassnectar to Co-Headline Camp Bisco

    March 22, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Camp Bisco announced on Wednesday (March 21) that EDM heavyweights Skrillex and Bassnectar will co-headline their 11th edition, taking place from July 10 to 14 at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, New York. Festival founders Disco Biscuits, will once again host and headline each…

  16. Cher, John Legend Lend Voices to Outrage Over Trayvon Martin's Death

    March 22, 2012 10:00 AM EDT The Feb. 26 fatal shooting of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch captain has sparked a nationwide outrage, due in part because the alleged shooter has not been charged or detained. As of Thursday morning, an online petition on Change.org started by Martin's…

  17. Andre 3000: 'There Are No Plans For Another OutKast Album'

    February 24, 2012 1:55 PM EST Fellow citizens of Stankonia: we've got some sad news for you. In a new interview, Andre 3000, one half of the game-changing Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast , says that there is no new music from him and Big Boi in the works. "There's been a lot of talk on the Internet about an…

  18. The Band Perry Turns Queen's 'Fat Bottomed Girls' Country

    October 31, 2011 5:08 AM EDT After Patrick Stump's rockin' cover of Big Boi's "Shutterbug," and cover duo Karmin playing Foster The People , the Mashup Mondays post-season continues this week with The Band Perry covering countrifying Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls" -- and just in time…

  19. Karmin Pumps Up Foster The People's 'Kicks'

    October 24, 2011 11:10 AM EDT Last week, the Mashup Mondays post-season kicked off with Patrick Stump's rockin' cover of Big Boi's "Shutterbug," and this week we've got another special Fall Mashup for you. Who better for a Mashup Monday than the YouTube cover specialists Karmin? The couple…

  20. Patrick Stump Rocks Big Boi's 'Shutterbugg'

    October 17, 2011 1:05 PM EDT The official Mashup Mondays season ended last month, and the 2011 run got a great reaction -- from Grace Potter hollering down the house on Beyonce 's "Why Don't You Love Me," to Greyson Chance getting into "Empire State of Mind" and Wonder Girls rocking B.o.B .…

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