The Morning Mix: Big Boi Collaborating With Modest Mouse

Becky Bain | May 5, 2011 5:00 am

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:: In today’s installment of Bizarre Collaborations, Big Boi is recording songs with Modest Mouse for the group’s new album. “It’s just like a big-ass brainstorm, a brain-stormin’, tsunami, typhoon, tectonic-plates-movin’ kind of thing,” says the Outkast member, who will also receive a producer credit on the LP. “We do all types of music, so to get the chance to jam with a jammin’-ass band, I knew it was going to be cool.” [Vulture]

:: Willow Smith flies through the air in the behind-the-scenes footage of the pint-sized pop star rehearsing for her Kids Choice Awards performance. [Celebuzz]

:: Jennifer Hudson and a few other acts will be paying tribute to Bob Marley all next week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. [EW Music Mix]

:: MTV wonders what every track on Lady Gaga’s Born This Way is about. Our favorite guess of what “Highway Unicorn” is about: “A 17-minute overture about socioeconomic class divisions in America and the pitfalls of modern capitalism. Or maybe a dance track, we haven’t decided.” [MTV Buzzworthy]

:: Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber have both been nominated for an MTV Movie Award, which will only encourage both artists to continue making movies. [Neon Limelight]