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Lil Wayne (Ft. Andre 3000 and Tech N9ne) – “Interlude”

Another new Andre verse for you, this time from Lil’ Wayne’s long-awaited “Tha Carter IV”. The track is “Interlude” and along with a nasty Tech N9ne verse (cool to see someone like that on an album like this) we get Dre talkin’ Neon Black and Electric Gray and thats it. No Wayne verse, just a mic-dropping conclusion from Three Stacks and we’re out.

It works. Listen below.

THROWBACK: Jazzy Belle Remix

A fan on facebook put up this remix. From the “Jazzy Belle” single back in ’96. Adds a proper chorus and some slight production tweaks. What do y’all think?

Big Boi Live @ Governor’s Ball in NYC [VIDEO]

Big Boi Live at Governor's Island

Big Boi played at Governor’s Ball in New York this weekend, and 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 prod 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.

Big Boi live at governor's ball nyc

Big Boi live at governor's ball nyc

Big Boi live at governor's ball nyc

Check out more photos at Brooklyn Vegan.

THROWBACK: Outkast on Yo! MTV Raps in ’96 [VIDEO]

This is from back in 1996, when Big and Dre (who was in “data processing”, according to Big) were making the rounds to promote ATLiens. They were clearly proud of the video for “Elevators” and how it worked to represent their career up until that point.

Also, was Yo! MTV Raps kind of ahead of its time with the “online questions”? I mean, MTV shows are still pulling that exact move with Twitter, 15 years later. Check out their 3 part appearance on Yo! MTV Raps below. Man, that ATLiens card that Dre is holding up is great…that might be the only time that image has been on TV. Anyone?

THROWBACK: Andre 3000 + Squarepusher.

Back in 2006, BBC2 did an interview with Dre where he expressed his love for the music of Squarepusher, a UK-based electronic producer/genius. In the piece, Andre asks for the BBC to find Squarepusher to see if the two could collaborate.

The BBC, being responsible journalists, does just that in this video.

After the piece aired, the story stayed pretty quiet for awhile, until this article late last year, where Squarepusher himself stated that he and dre were “Edging toward a plan” to make something “fucking astonishingly good”.

What do ya’ll think about this collaboration? Dre is definitely not afraid of new genres, and he’s clearly OK with cracked-out electronic music, evidenced by his “Favorite Things” on The Love Below.