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  1. Big Boi Announces New Record Deal with Epic Records

    May 10, 2014 4:53 PM EDT Big Boi is back in a big way indeed, and not just for his string of Outkast reunion tour dates this summer: the Atlanta-raised rapper has announced a new deal with Epic Records for his next solo record. "I'm back with [Antonio] L.A. Reid ...

  2. Outkast Announce Tour of Over 40 Festivals

    January 13, 2014 11:46 AM EST "It's truly an honor to celebrate 20 years and still be free to do music the way we choose," Big Boi said, via statement. "Don't just think outside the box, know that there is no box. I'm looking forward to rocking th ...

  3. The GIF-t Of Video: How Simple Moving Images Are Driving Fan Engagement

    March 06, 2013 6:18 PM EST If a One Direction picture is worth a thousand words, a three-second looped animated GIF of the pop band is probably worth millions of fan shares. On Jan. 7, One Direction released the video for "Kiss You," the third single from the ...

  4. Lil Wayne, Big Boi, More Score Lucrative Sponsored Gigs Around Super Bowl

    January 30, 2013 8:00 AM EST As thousands of football fans flock to New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, dozens of musical acts will also head to the Big Easy to collect hefty paychecks for performing at brand-sponsored events and other private parties during the wee ...

  5. Backbeat: T.I. Brings Together Atlantic Execs, Media For 'Trouble Man' NYC Listening Party

    October 25, 2012 9:00 AM EDT (Back Row L-R): Brian St. John, Dionnee Harper, T.I., Kawn "K.P." Prather, Ashley Kalmanowitz, (Front Row L-R): Clay Evans, Lil Duval, Sydney Margetson (Photo: © Grayson Dantzic) "One thing about my life that is certain is trouble,& ...

  6. Backbeat: Tom Morello, Dangerbird, New West Records Execs Hang Backstage At Outside Lands 2012

    August 13, 2012 2:53 PM EDT Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters performed Friday evening before headliner Neil Young at Outside Lands 2012. (Photo: Jeff Miller) A year ago at Outside Lands , manager Nicky Berger of Berger Management was in a nail-biting position: side-stage, as ...

  7. Disco Biscuits' Camp Bisco Downsizes in 2012

    July 19, 2012 6:50 PM EDT It seems like U.S. rock festivals have been on a super-sizing frenzy. The typically three-day Coachella festival in Indio, Calif., played out over two weekends in April and just added a pair of Caribbean cruises in December. On the other side of t ...

  8. More Adam 'MCA' Yauch Tributes: CeeLo Green, Roger Faxon, Chris Lighty, Michael Stipe, More

    May 04, 2012 3:08 PM EDT More artists, executives, and celebrities have taken to social media to express sadness or pay tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who died today at the age of 47 . We've compiled some below, and more can be found here ...

  9. Ryan Seacrest, LA Reid, Russell Simmons, More Pay Tribute to Dick Clark

    April 18, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Within minutes of news breaking of Dick Clark's passing, the music business began expressing their grieif and admiration for the man who helped invent the business they work in. From Epic Records Chairman/CEO Antonio "LA" Reid, Mado ...

  10. Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young, Jack White Announced for 2012 Outside Lands Fest

    April 17, 2012 11:05 AM EDT (Photo: Robert Hooman) 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 fr ...

  11. Skrillex, Bassnectar To Co-Headline Camp Bisco Festival

    March 22, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Yesterday (March 21) Camp Bisco announced that Electronic Dance Music (EDM) heavyweights, Skrillex and Bassnectar, would co-headline their 11th edition. Taking place from July 10 to 14 at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, New York. Fe ...

  12. Big Boi to Launch Kids Record Label With Daughter

    May 12, 2011 12:10 PM EDT O utkast rapper Big Boi tells Billboard.com that he and his 16-year-old daughter, Jordan, have formed Purple Kidz, a new record label that will launch in the coming weeks. The imprint will feature a roster of younger artists but will target fans o ...

  13. Foursquare's Jonathan Crowley Talks About Company's Push Into Music Biz

    March 30, 2011 4:48 PM EDT One of the more intriguing new mobile and social media services available today is the location-based check-in "game" Foursquare . Ever since it burst into the mainstream last year, the music industry has struggled to figure out ways to ...

  14. Exclusive: Godsmack, Counting Crows Sign With the Collective

    March 03, 2011 7:30 AM EST The Collective management agency continues to expand its music division with the signing of the Counting Crows and Godsmack, Billboard.biz has learned exclusively. In addition to the two multi-platinum rock groups, the three-year-old Collective Mu ...

  15. BACKBEAT: Big Boi Gets Personal At Recording Academy Event

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter held an “Up Close and Personal" event with rapper Big Boi on September 27. The exclusive Q&A session provided a chance for fans and Recording Academy members to gain insight on Big Boi’s career, i ...

  16. BACKBEAT: Big Boi Performs For New Billboard Tastemakers Session

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Big Boi was in the house. Billboard.com's recently launched video series, based on our Tastemakers chart, was host to rapper Big Boi on Sept. 8. The series, which is being shot entirely on the roof at Mophonics – a company which writes origin ...

  17. Third Week At No. 1 For Eminem's 'Recovery' On Billboard 200

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem makes it a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Recovery" while Drake's "Thank Me Later" hangs out at No. 2 for a third frame . . . The chart's highest debut is the first solo effort by OutKast's ...

  18. Eminem's 'Recovery' Likely To Last A Third Week At No. 1

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Unless something awfully crazy happens, next week Eminem's "Recovery" will be the first album to notch three consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since March. That's when Sade's "Soldier of Love" wrapp ...

  19. ASCAP Honors Dr. Dre At Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo, Chris "Tricky" Stewart" and The-Dream shared honors as songwriters of the year at ASCAP's 23rd annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. This year's ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles (June 25), ...

  20. Outkast's Big Boi Announces Signing Solo Deal With Def Jam

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After numerous delays, it looks like Big Boi's upcoming album, "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty," will finally see the light of day -- on a new label. The rapper, one half of the collective Outkast with partner Andre 3 ...

  21. Big Boi, Readying A Solo Album, Drops Into SXSW

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Big Boi is bouncing on the sidewalk. He is pumped. The 34-year-old Atlanta rapper and half of the duo OutKast, has for the first time come to South by Southwest, the annual music conference and festival. In an interview on a downtown Austin street ...

  22. 2009 South By Southwest Music Conference

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Full coverage, news and analysis from the 2009 South By Southwest Music Conference, being held March 18 - 22 in Austin, Texas. Editorial: SXSW 2009 Reflections March 22, 2009 - BillboardBiz Billboard editorial director Bill Werde reflects on this ...

  23. Big Boi Gets Political On 'Luscious' Lead Single

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Outkast's Big Boi is putting the finishing touches to his first solo album, "Sir Luscious Leftfoot ... Son of Chico Dusty," due in October via Laface/Zomba. The first single, the politically driven "Sumthin's Gotta Give&qu ...

  24. Big Boi Preps 'Luscious' Solo Album

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Big Boi is putting the finishing touches on his solo LP, “Sir Luscious Left Foot…Son of Chico Dusty” via LaFace/Zomba. Though the LP has no official release date, the Outkast MC released “Royal Flush” featuring Andre 3000 and Wu-Tang’s Raek ...

  25. Outkast MC Big Boi Eyes Ballet Debut

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Outkast MC Big Boi is partnering with the Atlanta Ballet for a performance called "Big." The production will fuse the Atlanta Ballet's visual movements with Big Boi's music and will feature guest appearances by Sleepy Brown, Bi ...

  26. Bubba Sparxxx Signs With Koch

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bubba Sparxxx has signed to Koch Records and brought along his New South Entertainment label. Sparks was previously on Outkast MC Big Boi's Purple Ribbon record label, which was distributed by Virgin Records. Sparxxx's will release his a ...

  27. Outkast's 'Idlewild' Bumped To Next Year

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Now expected in Q1 2006. Originally planned for release earlier this year and then bumped to December, the soundtrack to the OutKast film "Idlewild" has now been removed from LaFace/Jive's 2005 schedule. Group member Big Boi said ov ...

  28. Bits & Pieces: Backstage At The Vibe Awards

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Big Boi, Ciara, Akon on upcoming projects. Big Boi, Ciara, Akon on upcoming projects. News Akon , Big Boi ...

  29. Bits & Pieces: Backstage At The Vibe Awards

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Big Boi, Ciara, Akon on upcoming projects. While Mariah Carey was the big winner onstage at Saturday’s third annual Vibe Awards, stars like Big Boi, Ciara, Kwame, Akon, Akon protégé T-Pain, DJ Quik, Funkmaster Flex, Chris Brown and Trillville were ...

  30. Brooke Valentine

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Valentine means business with this track featuring Big Boi and Lil Jon -- don't be surprised if, by the end of the second verse, you find yourself stopped dead in your tracks. Valentine means business with this track featuring Big Boi and Lil ...

  31. OutKast

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The rap duo's latest single is the only song from its double-album smash to feature vocals by both Big Boi and Andre. The rap duo's latest single is the only song from its double-album smash to feature vocals by both Big Boi and Andre. N ...

  32. Behind The Scenes At The Grammys

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé -- the evening's big winner, with five awards for her first solo album -- said her previous honors with Destiny's Child are still special. OutKast, winner of three awards, including album of year, brought former Arista R ...