Posts tagged Outkast
[News] Bestival Announces Line-Up Additions; Beck & Foals join Outkast as headliners

Bestival has just announced its initial line-up and it's going to be hard to beat in terms of ending your summer on a high in 2014. Beck and Foals will top the bill at the event, joining the returning duo of Outkast, as announced last week. The rest of the acts announced are Disclosure, Major Lazer, Sam Smith, CHVRCHES, London Grammar, Wild Beasts, Caribou, Clean Bandit and Laura Mvula.

As is tradition with the festival, it will have a theme and this year it's 'Desert Island Disco'. I think opens up a few more options compared to 2013's nautical 'HMS Bestival' theme so get your thinking caps on if you're planning on grabbing a ticket.

Bestival takes place from September 4th-7th on the Isle of Wight and tickets are on sale now.

For more information, head over to Bestival.net

[Watch] Tame Impala Covers Outkast's "Prototype" for Triple J

If you had to guess one of Tame Impala's "favorite songs ever" what would it be? I bet you wouldn't have guessed that it's Outkast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below cut "Prototype." Visiting Triple J studios, the Australian outfit chose to cover that song for the radio station's ongoing "Like A Version" segment. The band turns the mellow funk-laden jam into a reverbed psychedelic number, and it's actually really good. Check it out below.

[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] 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)

[Download] Wick-it the Instigator Presents Big Boi vs The Black Keys - The Brothers of Chico Dusty

Im not the biggest fan of mashups, however, when you take one of the best rock albums of the year, The Black Keys' Brothers and the one of the dopest hip hop album of the year, Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, and you rock the mix correctly like DJ Wick-It has done with his album The Brothers of Chico Dusty, the results can be dangerously fresh. So before you even hit play on the player below, i'm going to go ahead and hype up this album even more and dub it, SKoA's Mashup Album of The Year. Enjoy! Shouts to 2DopeBoyz, RockItOut!Blog and Antiquiet for the heads up on this.

The Brothers of Chico Dusty (Big Boi vs. The Black Keys) by wick-it

[Listen] Hear A Preview of El-P x Killer Mike's Upcoming Collaboration

That picture pretty much says it all, well almost. El-P has been working on production on Killer Mike's upcoming album R.A.P. (Rebellious African People) Music. El and Bigga let loose a preview of whats to come and IMO its incredible. El's production sounds like its straight from the Can Ox/Fan Dam era which has me completely excited and Killer Mike as always is a beast. But now, back to the photo, El has 3 beats that he has given to Bigga and it is rumored that Big Boi (of Outkast) may appear on one of those tracks. Your mind explode yet? If not, it will when you listen to the first leak of this collab below. R.A.P. (Rebellious African People) Music drops sometime next year.

KILLER MIKE "UNTITLED" SNIPPET (PRODUCED BY EL-P) by PRODUCTOMART

[Download] Big Boi - "Lookin’ For Ya" (Jedi Remix) Feat. Andre 3000 & Sleepy Brown

Well here's a nice surprise! 2DopeBoyz has hooked us up with the new mixed version of the cut that didn't make Big Boi's solo album and it has new verses from General Patton and 3 Stacks? Yeah, we think this will work out just fine. Enjoy!

Big Boi - "Lookin’ For Ya" (Jedi Remix) Feat. Andre 3000 & Sleepy Brown by Some Kind of Awesome