Big Boi Jamming to Kate Bush Is All of Us Jamming to Kate Bush

Rich Juzwiak · 08/26/14 01:00PM

Happy Kate Bush Day! What did you get me? A remastered deluxe edition of The Dreaming? You shouldn't have! (But really, someone should.) In just a few hours, the real elusive chanteuse, singer/songwriter/producer/interpretive dancer/small boy/occasional bat Kate Bush will play the first show of her 22-night residency in London's Hammersmith Apollo in a production titled Before the Dawn. These will be her first proper concerts in about 35 years. What will she play?! (Will she play "Suspended in Gaffa?" She better play "Suspended in Gaffa.") How will she move? Will there be banter? Will there be monsters? This is so exciting.

Today's Song: Big Boi featuring Phantogram "CPU"

Rich Juzwiak · 12/11/12 05:50PM

Today sees the release of Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, the second proper solo album from OutKast's Big Boi. Its strength is its sonic adventurousness — in addition to the Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik you'd expect, there are forays into rock (guest appearances include Wavves and Phantogram), Princely Linn pop, balladry, weird atmospheric shit and, in the case of the track above, cosmic disco (or, at least, as close to a commercial rapper has ever come to the subgenre). The implicit showing off — Big Boi is so good, he can span genres without a stumble — hits harder than any stated boast. This is a subtle and persuasive new chapter for brag rap.

Today's Other Song: Big Boi featuring Kelly Rowland "Mama Told Me"

Rich Juzwiak · 10/10/12 03:46PM

This Prince/Roger Troutman salute from two people who are steadily leaving the shadows of their former group associations has been circulating for about a week, but it's finally commercially available. Everyone is doing their job really well on it!

Outkast's Big Boi Arrested Over Ecstasy, Viagra

Max Read · 08/07/11 03:05PM

Atlanta rapper Big Boi—one half of Outkast along with André 3000, and star of one of the great episodes of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit—was arrested in Miami on Sunday on drug possession charges. Rappers, right? Always with ecstasy and viagra-fueled cruises!

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 02/01/10 06:23AM

Lauren Conrad, the former star of The Hills and the person to blame for introducing Heidi Montag to the world, turns 24 today. Michael C. Hall, the star of Showtime's Dexter, is turning 39. Outkast's Big Boi is 35. Lisa Marie Presley, the singer and spawn of Elvis, is turning 42. Princess Stéphanie of Monaco is 45. Pat Wilson of Weezer is turning 41. Poker champion Phil Ivey is 34. And Mr. Pauly Shore celebrates his 42nd birthday today.