On May 9, Big Boi announced that he’s reunited with Reid yet again. “I just signed a deal with Epic Records,” he says to The Huffington Post. “So I’m back with L.A. Reid and [Epic Records President] Sylvia Rhone. Got a brand new situation. I signed the deal the day after the first Coachella date, that Saturday.” As CEO of Island Def Jam, Reid inked Big Boi to a solo deal that expired with 2012′s Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. More »
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Phantogram On Sticking To Their Vision & The Status Of That Joint EP With Big Boi: Idolator Interview
But between 2009 and 2014, Phantogram have seemed to operate on their own plane, and avoided the common pitfalls. Between albums one and two, they offered up a couple EPs, signed to a major and benefitted from a confidence-boosting collaboration with one of their hip-hop idols, Big Boi. All the while, they never compromised their sonic mission, and that comes through in Voices, where the samples, beats and Barthel’s vocals all sound more muscular and evocative.
I spoke with the duo last week about their gradual rise to see how they’ve seemingly done everything right up to this point. Read on to find out why they’re still not done picking up speed, where the Big Grams project with Big Boi stands and which late night show has the best snacks. More »
So here we have Big Boi’s contribution, “Mother Of Dragons,” which fans of the show will know is about the Khaleesi, Daenerys Targaryen. “Khaleesi, the Mother of Dragons is one of my favorite characters,” he told VIBE. “The throne actually belongs to her and to see her plight to get back on top to where she belongs has been the thing… Like James Brown said, it’s the season to get the big payback.”
I guess if we’re not gonna get new music from Outkast, a Daddy Fat Sax song with the line “Fuck the Lannisters and everybody ridin’ with ‘em / Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch finna slide some iron in ‘em” is a fine consolation prize. Hear it below, and check out Wale’s “King Slayer,” which interpolates the show’s theme song, at Billboard. More »
:: Christina Aguilera is pregnant with her second child according to media reports. The happy news comes a couple of days after she announced her engagement to boyfriend Matt Rutler. Congratulations! [Digital Spy]
:: File this under extremely unlikely. Rihanna is apparently pursuing a healthier lifestyle now that she has reached the grand, old age of 26 and is thinking about reducing her marijuana intake. Sure. [Hollywood Life]
:: Pharrell is putting his iconic Vivienne Westwood-designed Grammy hat up for auction to raise money for charity. The eye-catching hat has already attracted a bid of $10,500. [Billboard]
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“We’re just doing the tour only, just for the fans. That’s all it is, just the tour,” he said, before reiterating, “There’s no album in the works, no.” Guess that answers that. Watch the interview below. More »
It’s also a mash-up featuring Sade‘s “Nothing Can Come Between Us.” And it works.
Big Boi had released Vicious Lies to one recurring criticism — most of his forays into electrorock and psychedelia, courtesy of bands like Phantogram, Little Dragon and Wavves, simply didn’t gel. (While not bad, the glinting “CPU” does force Big Boi to reckon with Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel as if she was Siri, which only has him sounding wearier from the Information Age because of it.) With help from a funky bass and Sade’s reassuring hook, though, Big Boi actually sounds revitalized in “2.0.”
While promoting Vicious Lies, Big Boi — or Daddy Fat Saxx, or Sir Lucious Left Foot, oh great one either way — said that he’d love to work with Sade someday. Until then (and it should), he will be releasing reworked versions of Vicious Lies tracks weekly, as he plots a new solo album and preps for OutKast’s massive reunion tour. For now, check out “CPU 2.0″ after the jump. More »
There’s still not much clarity about whether Outkast‘s reunion tour is the endgame or if it’s going to be bundled with a new album from the duo. But Revolt TV is reporting that for now, no Outkast album is in the works… because Andre 3000 and Big Boi are each working on a solo album. Both rappers have been hitting up Stankonia Studios in Atlanta to record new material for separate solo projects, according to their producer Mr. DJ.
Head below to see the ATLiens’ first tweets and inaugural Instagram post. More »
Once again, we have a confirmation from someone close to Outkast, but not the guys themselves (or their camp). Big Boi and Andre 3000 at least acknowledged the rumors, though, posting photos in December of their recent time together in Atlanta. It’s another promising development for fans of the ATLiens, who may not have the complete answer until that pesky Coachella lineup is announced. More »