Antwan "Big Boi" Patton

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    The Best Back to School Hip-Hop Jams

    It's the week after Labor Day and that means students coast-to-coast are heading back to school! While education is important, the end of summer and the return of homework may be seen as a downer for some. Fortunately, there's plenty of tunes to change your perspective and get you ready to reunite w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Phantogram Laughed Through the Dark Times, Now They Party With Rap Stars

    "We toured the country multiple times, just the two of us," says Josh Carter, one-half of electropop duo Phantogram. "We'd sleep in Wal-Mart parking lots. Playing for five people every night was a success then. The first time we sold out Bowery Ballroom--that was a huge success. It's constantly buil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2014

    Outkast's Do-Over Recaptures the Spirit of '99

    Last weekend was supposed to mark the return of the gangster when Andre 3000 and Big Boi played the first of 40 festival shows to mark the duo's 20th anniversary. However, things didn't go according to script. Many fans were turned off, even worse, bored by their set. How was this possible, many in ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 31, 2013

    Janelle Monae

    House of Blues

  • Music

    June 13, 2013

    Willie D of the Geto Boys Is Rapping to Stay Relevant

    The Texan trio reprise its role as the vanguard of southern hip-hop

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Is Killer Mike the Perfect Link Between Dr. Dre and MLK?

    For Atlanta rapper Killer Mike, it has never been just about hip-hop. It has never been about preaching rhetoric over a beat. But his sharp-tongued lyrics and booming baritone carry enough ferocity to scare your social consciousness wide awake. It's a style that's both refreshingly informed and effo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Metal Heads, Viking Women and Lightning Bolts: Festival Tales Through The Eyes of the Artists

    By: Heidi DarbyFestivals warrant endless tales of shenanigans, close calls, extreme bladder control, and of course, unforgettable live music. Overflowing lineups and constant interaction with strangers virtually guarantee festival fans a handful of outrageous stories -not to mention a bit of wisdom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    The Top Five Post-Break-Up Rap Debuts

    With the release this week of rapper Big Boi's sophomore album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, we're reminded of how truly great his 2010 solo debut Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty truly was. It's rare that a rapper hits a home-run when making their first effort as a solo artist fol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Top 5 Awesomely Silly Dancing GIFs From the Outside Lands Festival

    BY: Ian S. Port and Andrew NilsenSee Also: * Ten Hot, Sweat, Silly Coachella Dances, In GIF Form*Top Ten Awkward Electric Daisy Carnival Dance GIFs*25 Gorgeous GIFs From Lollapalooza 2012One thing crowds at San Francisco's Outside Lands festival do pretty well is get down. Despite the relentles ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 17, 2011

    Big Boi


  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Watch Bonnaroo from Home

    Musical festival season is in full swing, and that means you're either already on a plane to attend this weekend's Bonnaroo Music Festival or staying at home and wishing you were there. This year, the likes of Eminem, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant and Lil Wayne are part of the star-studded lineup in Man ... More >>

  • Music

    March 17, 2011

    Girl Talk Is the Best at What He Does

    Audiences aren't sick of mash-ups yet, not when they're as sophisticated as Gregg Gillis' work

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Free Ticket Tuesday: Yelawolf at Detroit Bar

    ​After releasing Trunk Muzik 0-60 (Interscope) last year, Michael Wayne Atha, a.k.a. Yelawolf, has been receiving a lot of appreciation within the hip-hop crowd. He collaborated with Big Boi on the OutKast MC's solo album, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, and was signed to Eminem's l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Village Voice Pazz & Jop 2010 Lists Announced

    ​Each January, the Village Voice (our sister paper) releases its Pazz & Jop critics' Best Of designations for the previous year. For 2010, Kanye West quite unsurprisingly dominates both categories. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy tops the album list (like most Best of 2010 albums lists) with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    New Big Boi Video, Smashing Pumpkins Auditions, DMX Busted, Lady Gaga in 'Rock Band'

    Fo Yo Sorrows VIDEO Big Boi Ft. Too Short and George Clinton from SNORT THIS TV on Vimeo. New Big Boi video (posted above) just released.Singing for DragonForce not good enough for ya? How about playing bass in Smashing Pumpkins?DMX does some blow, busted for violating probation.Does Lady Gaga reall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Today in Music News: Coachella, Big Boi, Paul McCartney, Them Crooked Vultures, Killers, Cleveland Orchestra are Bitches

    Official Coachella roster expected to be released later this morning--for now, the "leaked artists.""Big Boi, Ted Leo, Mogwai, A.C. Newman, Patti Smith, Bun B Do Haiti Benefits," reports McCartney almost joined Them Crooked Vultures! Killers going on hiatus, which sounds like a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    New Year's Eve Party Playlist

    Looking for some tunes to blast at the bash you're hosting tonight? Or maybe to crank up in the car on your way to a slamming soiree? Here's my New Year's Eve Party Playlist, featuring the best from the past year and stone cold classics. Enjoy. Flickr user Sada 1988Click song title for YouTube clip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Today in Music News: Outkast, Beatles, Timbaland with Dre. Dre, Bob Dylan

    Big Boi announces upcoming discs from him, Andre "3000" Benjamin and--get this(!)--"when the solo albums come out, depending on how the fans support them, then we're gonna give them the Outkast album."The Beatles score best selling album of the decade--yeah, this past decade. Perhaps the 1960s wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Five Regrettable Music/Video Game Moments

    ​Motörhead are currently on tour (including a stop at the House of Blues in Anaheim), they also play a role in upcoming action/adventure game Brütal Legend, out next week on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 (we got a chance to play it at Comic-Con this year, it's a fun, straight-forward beat 'em up wi ... More >>

  • Music

    July 23, 2009
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    July 15, 2009

    Outgoing: Sleepy Brown at Galaxy Theatre Canceled

    In the latest chapter of the weird saga of the Sleepy Brown show scheduled for this Friday at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana--the same show that rather dubiously advertised superstar duo Outkast (who haven't performed together in forever) as a supporting act, which was later confirmed to be "one me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Outkast Playing at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana?

    In the "things that make you go 'hmm'" department: the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana is advertising Outkast as performing at their venue on July 17. (Click on the flier to see a bigger version.) Hmm.Yes, the same Outkast that gave us "Ms. Jackson," "Hey Ya," "The Whole World," etc. etc. etc. The same ... More >>

  • Film

    August 24, 2006

    About a Boi

    OutKasts Depression-era hip-hop musical has a loving respect for the old South

  • Film

    May 25, 2006

    Get Inside!

    Your three-month forecast of the summers top movies

  • Music

    June 24, 2004

    College Admissions

    Take the Kanye West aptitude test

  • Music

    October 16, 2003