Posts tagged Big Boi
[Watch] Run The Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) - "Banana Clipper" Feat. Big Boi (Official Video)

The pairing of El-P and Killer Mike is always something to stop and stare at. Your parents may have told you that was rude when you were a kid but trust me, when something this good comes around, your jaw was meant to be left open as your eyes begin to water for staring so hard. R.A.P. Music was a prime example of this. Their collaborative name of Run The Jewels have just dropped a car filled clip for the Big Boi featuring track "Banana Clipper" which just makes me wanna be able to rock a yellow bandana and rap. I've tried it before and it was not a good look. I gave people a reason to stare for all the wrong reasons. While it may not be as cinematic as one of my all time favourite videos from them ("Big Beast") it's certainly an easy watch.

Watch the clip courtesy of Complex below and if you're in Europe, you may just be lucky enough to be visited by the magical duo in the coming weeks. Dates after the jump.

Run The Jewels European Tour

20th Nov – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark 
23rd Nov - Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
25th Nov - Cannabis Cup, Amsterdam, Netherlands
26th Nov - Brixton Electric, London, UK
27th Nov - Pan Pipper, Paris, France

[News] André 3000 Clears Up Rumors of OutKast "Reunion"

Last week, Big Boi dropped a remix of Frank Ocean's "Pink Matter" that included a lengthy verse from the rapper. The obvious excitement stemming from the remix was the fact that the original song featured André 3000, spouting rumors of a possible OutKast reunion. Who wouldn't be excited about this prospect? Apparently André. Today, he issued a statement to SPIN, saying:

It’s important for me to be clear about the origins of my contributions to ‘Pink Matter’ and ‘Sorry.'

I was approached as a solo artist by both Frank Ocean & Tip. I discussed musical direction with each artist and completed my verses. It was after that when Big Boi’s name came up.

I never want to mislead our audience – I worried that some would think these were Outkast collaborations. These songs are not Outkast collaborations. I discussed this rationale with Big, Frank and T.I. and everyone agreed. That is why I was surprised to read about these remixes.

I understand that anyone can put out an unofficial remix to any song but I have an obligation to be honest with fans about what this is … and what it isn’t."

The statement fits with André's issues with featuring Big Boi on the commercial version of "Pink Matter". In a similar situation, Big Boi has mentioned a future remix of T.I.'s "Sorry", which also featured André. Big Boi has yet to comment on the statement, but, in the meantime, we can all enjoy the greatness of the "Pink Matter" remix. Stream it below.

[Listen] Frank Ocean feat. André 3000 & Big Boi - "Pink Matter" (Remix)

To be a highlight from Frank Ocean's already outstanding debut Channel Orange is an achievement in itself, but "Pink Matter", which features André 3000, has now become even better. Serving as an Outkast reunion of sorts, Big Boi drops his remix of the crooner's smooth beat, deftly blending his raps amongst the funky basslines and sultry guitar riffs. It feels good to hear Big Boi and André together again. Stream the cut below.

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[Listen] Big Boi - "Higher Res" Feat. Jai Paul x Little Dragon

Let's be honest we're all pretty eager to fill our ears with Big Boi's new solo effort, Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, and the huge amount of guest spots it has on it. Today we get to hear one that has mystery man Jai Paul and Little Dragon on it too. Titled "Higher Res" you can stream it below. Not fully sold on it in all honesty, maybe it's a grower...

You can check out the Kelly Rowland featuring "Mama Told Me" here and "In The A" which features T.I. and Ludacris here.

[Listen] Big Boi - "In The A" Feat. Ludacris x T.I.

Big Boi is preparing to release his new solo effort Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors on December 11th via Def Jam and today he's let loose a track titled "In The A" which features guest spots from Ludacris and T.I. so it's nothing short of intriguing right off the bat before you've even hit play. Check it out below and head over here to watch the video for the Kelly Rowland featuring "Mama Told Me". 

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[Watch] Big Boi feat. Kelly Rowland - "Mama Told Me" (Video)

Big Boi and Kelly Rowland delve into the neon '80s aesthetic in the video for "Mama Told Me", with vibrant colors and flashing lights in full supply. Rowland herself is the true standout, though, because, well, who doesn't want to see her in booty shorts and a blonde wig? 31-years-old and she's still as beautiful as ever. Check out the video above.

Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, Big Boi's sophomore solo album, is set for release on December 11th via Purple Ribbon/Def Jam.

[Listen] Big Boi - "Mama Told Me" Feat. Kelly Rowland

Some of you may remember when Big Boi debuted this jam live alongside Little Dragon back in August and announced that the collaboration was going be released on his upcoming solo effort, Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors. Unfortunately, it appears the original collaboration appears to be nothing but a vicious lie and dangerous rumor itself (see what I did there?) with Little Dragon being subbed out on the final version with R&B songtress Kelly Rowland and production from The Flush Music.

Nevertheless, it is still a jamming track and seeing how Little Dragon will still be credited with songwriting credits it's not a total loss. I'm just a little salty cuz the original was the shit. Anyways peep the final below as well as the live video with Little Dragon then compare and let us know what version you appreciate more. Big Boi's Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors is set to drop on November 13th.

"Mama Told Me" Feat. Kelly Rowland (Prod by. The Flush Music)

"Mama Told Me" (Live with Little Dragon)

[Watch] Big Boi & Theophilus London - "She Said OK" (NSFW)

If the quote "female in a domineering role and our rappers, our men, in a submissive role" was something associated with Big Boi and Theophilus London's not-so-subtle single "She Said OK", you might be a bit apprehensive. Turns out that is exactly what director Alexi Papalexopoulos wanted to achieve with the visuals for the song, and the result is.... a pretty traditional rap video. Peep the replay above to see Big Boi and Theophilus hanging out with a bunch of naked ladies and smoking cigars.