Big Boi's site has this amazing video interview from Buzzine with Big where he covers everything from the inspiration behind Sir Lucious Left Foot to his live show to the discovery of Janelle Monae to the last time he and Dre worked together. This is not just a typical interview. Enjoy.Read more
Big Boi played at Governor's Ball in New York this weekend, and Outkast.com was there, slugging it out in the pit with the true fans. No VIP for us, nah, we were there with a flip cam sweating and spittin every word, the way it was meant to be.
This was the first time we've seen Big play with a drummer, who played harder than most metal drummers out there. He was a beast, so naturally Big opened with "Bust" off Speakerboxxx, which is probably his most drum-heavy track. It was a perfect song to take the stage to, and the crowd ate it up like a plate of yams (with extra syrup).
After "Bust", Big and Black Owned C-Bone served up what they are now calling "The Appetizer", a medley of classic Outkast tracks, before moving into new tracks like "General Patton", "Tangerine", "Shutterbugg", "Shine Blockas" and "Fo Yo Sorrows". We got our camera in the air at the end of "Daddy Fat Saxx", which broke into the one-two punch of "Ghettomusick" and "B.O.B." Playing those songs THAT close to each other with such a beastly drummer should be illegal. Check out the video right here.
As you can tell, sound quality was a little rough but that didn't stop the show. He killed it in every way possible, giving fans a great balance between Outkast classics and his new tracks, which if they aren't classics by now, they will be soon.
Later on in the night, after the sun went down, Girl Talk paid homage and put the a capella from "Shutterbugg" over Beyonce's "Crazy In Love". Check out the video from that performance below, as well as a bunch of photos from Big Boi's set.Read more
Check out "The Crown Life", a 10 minute short film following Big Boi from the studio, to the tour bus, to the stage and on a search for turkey hot dogs. Its amazing, well worth the ten minutes.Read more
First, Crown Royal Black is putting together a documentary short about the man called "The Crown Life" and it looks like a great look into the backstage persona of Big Boi and his crew. Check out the trailer below.
Second, for his daughter Jordan's Sweet 16 he gave her a record label. The label will be called "Purple Kidz" and their first signing is Gabbie Rae, a 12-year old singing prodigy who appeared on the Tyra Banks Show. Check Billboard for the full story.
In a recent interview with MTV, Big Boi explained the nature of that Modest Mouse collaboration we mentioned below. Here is his explanation, sounds like a great way to make a record. Get the rest of the story at Stereogum.
[Modest Mouse frontman] Isaac [Brock] and I were talking about our lives, different backgrounds, how he grew up, talking about music, different songs. He gave me backstories on different songs they did, like ‘Wild Pack of Family Dogs,’ gave me stories on that. It was a real chill atmosphere, so it was basically just kicking it around the studio, just chopping it up. We was in here doing 14-hour days. …It was all day long. We’d jam, we’d talk, we’d jam some more. It was a real cool experience.