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The 10 Best Pop Songs From 2004 That We Still Love Today

The Top 10 Of 2004
2004: The year of socialite and future pop legend Paris Hilton, ripping songs off Limewire, rocking Juicy Couture sweatsuits, fangirling over The O.C., the Napoleon Dynamite and Mean Girls fan craze, Myspace Top 8 and of course – some of the biggest and best music ever! of It’s hard to believe that ten years has passed since one of the greatest eras of pop music, which is all thanks to artists like Britney Spears, Usher, Amy Winehouse, Kelis, JoJo and many more.

In honor of this unforgettable year, we’ve curated a list (in no particular order) of the ten best pop jams from 2004 that we still can’t get enough of in 2014. Relive your nostalgia below! More »

Beyonce Shouts Out To OutKast At Atlanta ‘On The Run’ Concert: Watch

Damn, Damn
Beyonce shouted out to OutKast when her and Jay Z‘s On the Run tour hit Atlanta on July 15. To longtime residents, this small gesture proved that she knew of the hip-hop duo’s lasting influence.

Currently, Atlanta attracts aspiring rappers and producers from across the South, who work in hopes of churning out the next hit to be broadcast in the city’s three hip-hop stations. During “***Flawless,” Beyonce also played a snippet of Ace Hood‘s “Bugatti,” featuring Atlanta natives Future at the hook and Mike WiLL Made It on the beat. That platinum hit is just one example of how the hip-hop industry has thrived in the city.

In comparison, though, the pop diva’s brief nod to OutKast – a snippet of “SpottieOttieDopaliscious,” off the duo’s 1998 classic Aquemini – felt more significant. Her shout-out, like her “No Angel” video, was harder evidence that she knows her hip-hop history — including that, without OutKast, no one would have known that the South got somethin’ to say. Watch Beyonce shout out OutKast during “***Flawless” in Atlanta below. More »

Watch Janelle Monae Join Outkast For “Hey Ya!” In Georgia

Shake It Like...You Know
During the first weekend of Coachella earlier this month, Outkast invited a handful of guests to perform with them, including fellow retro-futurist Janelle Monae, who nearly stole the show with her lively “Tightrope” performance. Monae again joined the ATLiens Sunday night (April 27), this time at Georgia’s Counterpoint Festival, for their homecoming rendition of 2003 smash “Hey Ya!”

Well, it was actually just Andre 3000 whom she shared the stage with. Watch her bust a move as Three Stacks works the mic below (beware the blown-out audio).  More »

Austin City Limits 2014: Eminem, Outkast, Skrillex, Pearl Jam To Headline

Following Eminem‘s Texas-themed Instagram post hinting he’d be headlining Austin City Limits this year, the official 2014 lineup has been announced, and Marshall Mathers is indeed at the top of the bill. Em will headline the fall festival along with Pearl Jam, Outkast, Beck and Skrillex, the latter serving as the lone youngster on the top line. But millennials will find plenty to like on the lineup’s second row, with Calvin Harris, Lana Del Rey, Lorde and Foster The People rounding out the second level of acts.

Idolator faves like Zedd, Major Lazer, Chromeo, Chvrches, Phantogram, Iggy Azalea, Icona Pop, Capital Cities, Sam Smith, Kodaline and Bleachers also made the cut, along with a bevy of under-the-radar artists. They’ll perform across eight stages at Austin’s Zilker Park over two weekends, October 3-5 and 10-12. Passes for both weekends go on sale today (April 22) at 11 a.m. ET at the ACL site.

Check out the full lineup here. More »

OutKast To Headline BET Experience 2014

OutKast has added yet another date to its 40-plus date festival tour: June 28, at this year’s three-day BET Experience in Los Angeles. The Atlanta hip hop duo will headline and perform alongside current chart heavyweights Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky and K. Michelle.

BET Experience, the network’s answer to radio festivals like Hot 97′s Summer Jam, kicks off June 27 with performances by Future and an R&B all-star roster: Maxwell, Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius and Candice Glover. The Roots will perform the following night with “special guests.” while Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson and Trey Songz will help close the festival. And, in a move that surprisingly hasn’t been done yet, DJ Khaled will host. More »

Coachella 2014: OutKast Bring Out Janelle Monae & Future For Reunion Set: Watch

OutKast, 20 years,” Big Boi laughed.

On April 11, Coachella spectators watched the reunited OutKast perform for the first time in a decade. The starting half of its career-spanning set made it easy to see why the duo had been sorely missed, with songs and showmanship more than worthy of its headlining slot. During the latter half, though, a few missteps made it clear that, indeed, Big Boi and partner-in-rhyme Andre 3000 hadn’t performed together in years – and have a few kinks to work out for the rest of its 40-plus festival tour. More »

Frank Ocean’s Sophomore Album Is Almost Finished

Frank Ocean announced on his Tumblr that he may skip the Coachella festivities (he’d be going as a civilian, not a performer) in order to put the finishing touches on his Channel Orange follow-up. In the new post, Ocean revealed that he’s opening for Outkast at Canada’s Pemberton Music Festival in July, and indicated he may need to hunker down so he can finish his new material in time for the gig. “I MIGHT SKIP ON COACHELLA TO STAY IN THE GROOVE AND FINISH THIS BITCH,” he wrote in all caps. Of course, this is all based on the assumption that “this bitch” is the album.

Ultimately, though, Ocean may end up hailing a chopper for a quick trip to Coachella anyway to check out the ATLiens. “I FEEL LIKE THEY’RE FINNA WILD OUT THO. FUCK IT.. BRING THE HELICOPTER OUT.” More »

Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup Includes Eminem, Outkast (Shocking!), Calvin Harris & Lorde

It’s the first week of spring, which means — duh! —  it’s time to start thinking about August…and in particular, Lollapalooza. The annual three-day Chicago event (held this time from August 1 -3 at Grant Park) is one of the final big fests to reveal its lineup, and now that the names are out there, you’ll probably notice a lot of familiar faces.

Heading things up is Eminem, a Lolla vet (2011) who will cap the first night. Also scheduled to perform on August 1: Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Zedd, Chvrches and others. Outkast, no strangers to the 2014 festival circuit, headline on August 2, while Kings Of Leon — who previously played Lollapalooza in 2003, 2007 and 2009 — are at the top of an August 3 heap that also includes Skrillex, Chance The Rapper, Chromeo and Betty Who.

Calvin Harris is on the roster for night #2, and last performed at the festival in 2012. He also did stints at Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapalooza Brazil, both in 2012. Full lineup for the 2014 Chicago fest is below. More »

Christina Aguilera Is Pregnant With Her Second Child: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: 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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Big Boi Shoots Down Outkast Album Rumors, Says He Is Working On ‘Game Of Thrones’ Mixtape

Big Boi chatted with Revolt TV over the weekend to talk about his upcoming projects, which include a solo album and a track on a forthcoming Game Of Thrones mixtape (!!!). Turns out he’s a big fan of the HBO show. While that’s all wonderful news, he also used the interview to set the record straight on rumors of a new Outkast record. Namely, there isn’t one.

“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 »