Big thanks to our outkast.com operative, who shot video from the pit with his flip cam
July 18, 2010, Union Park, Chicago. The Pitchfork Music Festival. The sun had been beating down all day, and everything stunk. People were laid out in the grass, asleep next to piles of empty beer cups, wiped out after a whole weekend of beers, ironic eyewear, sun, and (mostly deserved) hype.
Across the park, Major Lazer paraded their (awesome) freak show all over the stage and all over each other in the blaring sun. Just as their hyperactive set closed, the sun dipped behind the trees, and instantly the vibe cooled down. Plumes of smoke popped into the air, beers were finished hastily, and as the sun went down, the hands went up, and Big Boi stormed the stage.
Backed by DJ Cutmaster Swiff, bass, guitar, and a horn section, Big ripped through an opening medley of all of his best Outkast verses. "ATLiens", "So Fresh So Clean", "B.O.B.", "Rosa Parks", "Ms. Jackson", "Skew it on The Bar-B" and more all blended into each other, making it clear the Big was not afraid to give the people what they wanted, clearing the way for his new stuff by blasting all of his greatest hits (and DAMN there were a lot of them) before breaking into all the best from Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty.Read more
Last night Big Boi continued to conquer the late night talk show scene with this performance of "Shutterbugg" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, featuring none other than The Roots. Check it out below.Read more
Big Boi smashed Leno's stage last night with a live version of "Shutterbugg" and it was ridiculous. You can tell by the performance and the musical arrangement that Big has had this in the works for a long time, and he was hungry to take the stage. Check out the performance below to get a good sense of what Big's upcoming shows (pitchfork anyone?) will look like.Read more
Its TIME. Big Boi just posted his entire new album Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty for you all to listen to on his myspace. Go stream it now and head back here to discuss what you just heard.
Damn...that was just the intro...
Walk with Big Boi as he prepares for Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty to come out (on July 6th). In these two videos, he celebrates his birthday in Athens, hangs with Yelawolf, and visits his old high school. Check out part 3 right here, and part 4 after the jump.Read more