1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. Big Boi Talks 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' Album & Collaborations

    December 05, 2012 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Indie pop duo, Phantogram, chime in on their 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' collaboration with Big Boi. New York has Big Boi seated on the brink of speechlessness. That seat currently rests inside a Mercedes-Benz executive coach van, ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

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

    February 24, 2012 1:55 PM EST 0 0 0 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 bee ...

  9. Girl Talk, Big Boi Ring In NYC's Inaugural Governors Ball

    June 20, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The line-up may have been small but the sound was still big. Girl Talk , Big Boi , Pretty Lights , Empire of the Sun and more rocked NYC's Governors Island on Saturday (June 18) for the inaugural Governors Ball Music Festival. The two stage set ...

  10. Big Boi To Launch Kids Record Label with Daughter

    May 12, 2011 1:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 of ...

  11. Four-Play: Juice's Viral Playlist

    April 23, 2011 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 ATLiens Big Boi and Janelle Monáe take a stroll, Gucci Mane gives Jackie Chan a ring, Bilal takes action through a tribute, and Lloyd brings Murder to New York City. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime. From "Sir Lucious Left Foot ...

  12. Billboard Bits: The Strokes Starting 'Angles' Follow-Up, Rihanna Bringing J. Cole on Tour

    March 25, 2011 7:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. The Strokes Starting 'Angles' Follow-Up in April "Angles," the first Strokes album in five years, was just released on Tuesday, but the band is alread ...

  13. Big Boi Plays Madden Bowl, Says He's 'Five or Six Songs Deep' Into New Album

    February 04, 2011 4:11 PM EST 0 0 0 The city of Dallas might be abuzz with excitement over Super Bowl XLV, but Big Boi remains as chill as ever. Just minutes before his performance at Thursday night's (Feb. 3) EA Sports Madden Bowl, the rapper/producer spoke to Billboard.com abou ...

  14. Watch B.o.B.'s Pepsi Ad for Falcons vs. Packers Game

    January 14, 2011 12:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Blame it on the rare southern snowstorm last weekend that brought Atlanta to a standstill: Without the wintery squall, the track featuring B.o.B. rapping about his beloved Atlanta Falcons playing the Green Bay Packers in this weekend's National ...

  15. Critics' Picks: Billboard's Top 10 Albums of 2010

    December 14, 2010 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 From banjo-led English folk to bone-crushing Miami rap, 2010 offered a plethora of superb albums that dominated the stereos of Billboard's staff. Check out our picks of the top 10 albums of the year, and tell us your personal favorites of 2010 ...

  16. Yelawolf Talks Rap Heroes, Goes From '0-60' On New Album

    November 22, 2010 12:07 PM EST 0 0 0 As one of a select few rappers next in line for mainstream stardom, Yelawolf probably could have handpicked a famous songstress to sing the hook on his major-label debut single. Instead, the Gadsen, Ala.-born MC stuck to what got him to this point: ...

  17. Big Boi Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    September 15, 2010 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie ...

  18. Billboard Bits: Mariah Wears Maternity Dress, Miley Goes Wild in New Film

    August 25, 2010 7:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Mariah Reportedly Four Months Pregnant Mariah Carey is reportedly expecting her first child with husband Nick Cannon , according to Radar Online. Although Cannon dodged t ...

  19. Big Boi, Pavement Cap Pitchfork Music Festival

    July 19, 2010 11:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 The third and final day (July 18) of the Pitchfork Music Festival was filled with blog-approved openers pushing their debut albums and ruled by two veteran headlining acts with deep catalogues. Concertgoers at Union Park in Chicago once again endure ...

  20. Chart Beat Thursday: Bret Michaels Rocks On

    July 15, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 ROSY: Veteran rocker/"Celebrity Apprentice 3" champion Bret Michaels inks his highest rank on the Billboard 200 i n almost 20 years, as "Custom Built" arrives at No. 14. His prior charted solo effort, "Rock My World," d ...

  21. Eminem Still No. 1, Village People Protest YMCA Name Change

    July 14, 2010 3:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Wednesday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Eminem 's "Recovery" will hold the top spot on the Billboard 200 for the third week in a row. Drake 's "Thank Me Later" holds at No. 2, and the ...

  22. Eminem's 'Recovery' Notches Three Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 14, 2010 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 E minem's "Recovery" is the first album to notch three consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since March, as it holds atop the tally with 229,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The last album to string three weeks i ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Eminem to Spend Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 08, 2010 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 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" wrapped ...

  25. Eminem Rules the Charts, Big Boi on 'Lucious'

    July 07, 2010 6:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Eminem holds the top spot on the Billboard 200, after "Recovery" sold 313,000 copies this week. He also takes the No. 1 spot on the Digital Songs chart for the second w ...

  26. Release Of The Week - Big Boi

    June 29, 2010 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article From splitting with former label Jive Records, to contractual issues that prevented Outkast partner Andre 3000 from making guest appearances on his new album, Big Boi has faced his share of obstacles leading up to the release of his so ...

  27. Big Boi: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty" (Def Jam, July 6) Big Boi 's long-delayed stand-alone solo album is finally on the runway. Helping the project take flight is funky lead single "Shutterbug," produced by Scott ...

  28. Videos of the Week: Rihanna Moonwalks (Badly), Miley Cyrus Dirty Dances, Phish Covers Rolling Stones

    May 14, 2010 12:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this week's top viral videos that had everyone buzzing, Rihanna attempts -- and fails -- to moonwalk, Miley Cyrus dirty dances with Adam Shankman, Phish and Green Day cover the Rolling Stones , Big Boi makes salad with Martha Stewart, " ...

  29. Taylor Swift Joins Nashville Relief Effort, Courtney Love's Pillow Talk

    May 11, 2010 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Tuesday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Taylor Swift is among stars who have joined the lineup for Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery on June 22. The singer has already donated $500,000 to relief ...

  30. Big Boi Sets July 6 Debut Album Release Date

    April 20, 2010 12:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 After numerous delays, Big Boi 's solo debut, "Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty," will finally be available on July 6th on Def Jam Recordings. First single, "Shutterbug," produced by Scott Storch, has already bee ...

  31. Big Boi Premieres Tracks From Solo Def Jam Debut

    April 06, 2010 2:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 After numerous delays, Big Boi 's solo debut, "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty," is finally ready -- again -- for the world to hear it. Although he wouldn't reveal the exact release date, the Atlanta rapper played a ...

  32. Outkast's Big Boi Signs Solo Deal With Def Jam

    March 22, 2010 11:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 30 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Big Boi Recruits George Clinton, Too $hort For 'Yo Sorrows' Video

    March 11, 2010 6:51 PM EST 0 0 0 If the low-budget aesthetic of Big Boi's "Fo Yo Sorrows" video doesn't catch your eye, George Clinton will. The scraggly, wrinkled funk legend wears green and yellow chains and multicolored hair extensions that make Lady Gaga loo ...

  35. Big Boi Finishes Album, Predicts Busy 2010 For Outkast

    December 08, 2009 10:49 AM EST 0 0 0 If Antwan Andre "Big Boi" Patton has his way, 2010 will be a busy year for he and Outkast mate Andre "3000" Benjamin -- collectively and apart. After leaking tracks for more than a year and a half, Big Boi has just turned in his ...

  36. Big Boi At SXSW: Solo Albums, New OutKast Coming

    March 20, 2009 9:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 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, ...

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

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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. Outkast's Big Boi is putting the finishing touches to his first solo alb ...

  38. Big Boi Goes To The 'Extreme' On Solo Debut

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 OutKast's Big Boi is putting the finishing touches on his first solo album, "Sir Luscious Left Foot ... Son of Chico Dusty," due later this year via Laface/Zomba. The first single is "Royal Flush" fea OutKast's Big Boi ...

  39. 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 ...