1. 'The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill' Documentary: Review

    August 26, 2014 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Tuesday, Kate Bush will take over London's Eventim Apollo for 22 nights of concerts collectively entitled "Before the Dawn" (selling out 77,000 tickets in 15 minutes while doing so). Just in time for the momentous occasion -- her f ...

  2. Lollapalooza 2014's 10 Best Performances

    August 04, 2014 5:40 AM EDT Lollapalooza pulled out all the stops for its 10th year in Chicago’s Grant Park. More than 130 bands performed on the festivals eight stages over the course of the three-day extravaganza. You couldn’t see all of them if you wanted to, but we gave ...

  3. BET Experience 2014: Outkast, A$AP Rocky & Rick Ross Pack the House on Day 2

    June 29, 2014 1:53 PM EDT 2 0 0 Duo headlines second night of BET Experience concerts, joined by A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross, August Alsina and more It was all about Outkast Saturday night (June 28) as the pair brought their 20th anniversary celebration to Los Angeles. BET Experience 20 ...

  4. Outkast Announces Homecoming Atlanta Concert

    June 13, 2014 7:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Outkast’s comeback lap will also include a homecoming show.  Antwan “Big Boi” Patton and André "3000" Benjamin have announced they'll bring their reunited rap duo to Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on Sept. 27 for a headline concert ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. OutKast, 'Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    April 26, 2014 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hip Hop in 1994, for the most part, was akin to the same government that it was at war with. You had the East Coast acting as the Republican party, leaning on classical sounds and ideologies, while the West Coast promoted the more Democratic, libera ...

  7. Outkast To Headline 2014 BET Experience In Los Angeles

    April 21, 2014 12:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-hop duo Outkast, who recently celebrated their 20th anniversary by reuniting for this year's Coachella Valley & Arts Music Festival, will headline the 2014 BET Experience, to be held June 27-29 at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. Mary ...

  8. Big Boi Debuts 'Mrs. Vandebilt' Mash-Up Video: Exclusive

    March 31, 2014 3:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Big Boi pulls inspiration from Paul McCartney for the last 'Mash-Up Monday' track from his 10-week series. He and Organized Noize's DJ Dungeoneze (Ray Murray) combine Big Boi's "Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors" song ...

  9. Big Boi Signs New Management Deal: 'We Have a Lot of New Material Coming' (Exclusive)

    March 21, 2014 5:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Big Boi, the rap artist best known as half of hip-hop duo Outkast, has signed a management deal with Jordan Feldstein's Career Artist Management, whose clients include Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke. The news comes as Big Boi (born Antwan André Patt ...

  10. Wale, Big Boi, Common & Daddy Yankee To Appear On 'Game of Thrones' Mixtape

    March 06, 2014 5:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Could Westeros folk song "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" be getting it's own hip-hop remix? Probably not, but HBO is poise to release a "Game of Thrones" mixtape Friday in preparation for the fantasy show's season 4 debu ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Outkast Announce Tour of Over 40 Festivals

    January 13, 2014 11:18 AM EST 6.175 k 319 45 Outkast took to their official website to announce that they'll be celebrating their 20th anniversary as a musical act by performing at more than 40 festivals around the globe during the spring/summer of 2014. "It's truly an ...

  13. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Debut 'White Walls' Video: Watch

    September 09, 2013 6:03 PM EDT Macklemore and Ryan Lewis never fail to entertain with their visuals. Following their gay equality anthem, "Same Love," the duo debuts the fun video for their latest "Heist" single, "White Walls." In the Ryan Lewis-di ...

  14. Janelle Monae Talks 'Electric Lady' Origins & Prince Collaboration

    September 09, 2013 1:35 PM EDT Janelle Monáe says a series of paintings she made on tour gave birth to the concept for her forthcoming second studio album, "The Electric Lady." "I would paint and I would sing at the same time, and every night I painted this femal ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Lil Wayne Returns Home, Rocks Madden Super Bowl Party With Big Boi

    February 01, 2013 10:15 AM EST Much of pregame festivities at the Super Bowl are centered around music, and considering the sponsorships and dollars thrown to host these affairs, the stakes are high. The name of the game is to get the most media impressions and ultimately, have ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. OutKast to 'Reunite' on Frank Ocean, T.I. Songs

    January 03, 2013 1:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Big Boi took to Twitter to reveal that he'll be joining Andre 3000 on updated renditions of Frank Ocean 's "Pink Matter" and T.I. 's "Sorry." This summer, Big Boi told his Twitter followers that he was to appear on ...

  19. Chart Juice: Game's On a Roll With 5th No. 1 R&B/Hip-Hop Album

    December 20, 2012 7:49 PM EST 0 0 0 As "Jesus Piece" opens with 86,000 copies (according to Nielsen SoundScan), Game now counts five No. 1 titles on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with the last four coming consecutively. His major label debut, "The Documentary," spent five ...

  20. Big Boi, DMX: Who Remixed Christmas Classics Best?

    December 18, 2012 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 What's better than reciting the rhymed verses of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"? Listening to Big Boi tell and mid-way rap the children's story right in time for the holidays. There are three key moments in Big Boi's Chris ...

  21. Wiz Khalifa Scores Second No. 1 Album on R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    December 17, 2012 5:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Wiz Khalifa 's "O.N.I.F.C." debuts at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 141,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the Pittsburgh rapper's second leader on the list. It follows his major label debut "Rol ...

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  23. Big Boi Performs Hits At NYC Show, Brings Out Phantogram, A$AP Rocky

    December 11, 2012 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Big Boi is a man of endurance. Throughout his 20-year long career, the Atlanta hip-hop luminary has specialized in elastic, bombastic verses that, to this day, leave mere mortals gasping for air. Last night (Dec. 10) at New York City's S.O.B.s, ...

  24. T.I. Debuts Andre 3000-Assisted Song, 'Sorry': Listen

    November 27, 2012 12:10 PM EST 0 0 0 When T.I. previewed a selection of "Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head" in NYC last month, "Sorry," was one of the tracks that a few in attendance couldn't shake afterwards. "Sorry" features both Tip and Andre 3000 con ...

  25. T.I., Ludacris Join Big Boi on 'In The A': Listen

    November 26, 2012 8:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Atlanta's finest are repping for their hometown on Big Boi 's "In the A." The new track, the latest from the OutKast MC's upcoming solo set "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors," corrals Ludacris and T.I. for a hard- ...

  26. The Beat 11/16: Music's Sandy Relief Efforts, Big Boi + Andre 3000

    The Beat 11/16: Music's Sandy Relief Efforts, Big Boi + Andre 3000

    November 18, 2012 3:50 PM EST 0 0 0 The Beat 11/16: Music's Sandy Relief Efforts, Big Boi + Andre 3000 Vicious Lies , featuredVideo2 , Dave Matthews Band , Lady GaGa , hurricane sandy , Justin Bieber , Big Boi , Dave Matthews Band , Justin Bieber , Lady Gaga Videos Big Boi Dave M ...

  27. Andre 3000 in No Rush to Record a New Album

    November 15, 2012 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 In order to capture his best version of Jimi Hendrix for an upcoming biopic, Andre 3000 said he had to think of him as a regular dude and not a rock star. "I didn't look at him as an icon because when you're in it, you don't know ...

  28. Big Boi: 'No Beef' With Andre 3000 After Gillette Joke

    November 14, 2012 10:42 PM EST 0 0 0 Andre 3000 won't be appearing on OutKast partner Big Boi 's new album, but don't expect it's the end of the hip-hop duo. "The [Gillette] Statement was me being Sarcastic, man y'all slow as hell," Big Boi tweeted on ...

  29. Big Boi to Spread 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' in December

    November 01, 2012 9:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Big Boi will make his solo return on Dec. 11 with "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors." The OutKast MC's follow-up to 2010 solo debut "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty" was originally set for a November release. ...

  30. 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,& ...

  31. T.I. Previews 'Trouble Man' Album in NYC: First Listen

    October 24, 2012 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 "One thing about my life that is certain is trouble," T.I. began an intimate listening session of his forthcoming album, "Trouble Man," on Tuesday evening (Oct. 23) at NYC's Germano Studios. "I shall embrace it," h ...

  32. Presidential Debate 2012, Round 3: Musicians React on Twitter

    October 23, 2012 12:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the third and final presidential debate, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney faced off on foreign policy -- prompting zingers and thoughtful disagreements alike. As America prepares to head the polls, the music world weighed in as well. Some cracked jok ...

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

    October 17, 2012 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 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� ...

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

    October 03, 2012 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 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&q ...

  35. Kimbra Vows Less 'Trickery' on Next Album

    October 02, 2012 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 th ...

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

    September 26, 2012 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 exci ...

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

    August 24, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 o ...

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

    August 14, 2012 3:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 tod ...

  39. The Beat 8/14: Mariah's Triple Single, Insane Clown Posse vs. FBI

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

    August 14, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 8/14: Mariah Seeing Triple with Newest Release, “Insane Clown Posse” Ready to Fight FBI... jonathan brooks , featuredVideo1 , American Idol , dee snider , Insane Clown Posse , Billboard , Kenny Chesney , fbi , Austin , Tim Mcgraw Videos Ame ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 olig ...

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

    August 10, 2012 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    July 20, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

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

    June 12, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    May 31, 2012 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ref ...

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

    May 30, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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