Big Boi is back with not one but two new songs from his forthcoming Boomiverse album. The first, “Mic Jack,” is a club-ready groove featuring an infectious chorus courtesy of Adam Levine. The second, “Kill Jill,” is a more hard-hitting affair featuring Jeezy and Killer Mike. Stream “Mic Jack” and “Kill Jill” below.
Big Boi and Phantogram, who have joined forces and adopted the moniker of Big Grams, and they prove to be a well fitting combination throughout their seven-track, self-titled EP. Guest features include Run The Jewels and Skrillex. Big Boi continues to chart his own course, and by many accounts he’s on the right track. Stream Big Grams below.
Atlanta legend Big Boi adds his two cents to Maroon 5‘s wildly successful “Animals” single. As he always does, Big makes his mark with a dexterous, distinct delivery without taking away from the song’s flow. Stream the Big Boi remix of “Animals” below.
Big Boi continues his well-received Mashup Mondays series with the debut of “Mrs. Vandebilt,” a mind melting blend of genre and experimental sound. As Big Boi told Billboard, “I really liked Paul Mccartney’s last album, ‘New,’ so Ray Murray and I went hunting through Paul’s catalog for a record. We found ‘Mrs. Vandebilt’ by Wings. . . .
Big Boi continues to drop quality releases every Monday, and “Part Time Hater” is no exception, recruiting superstar Kid Cudi and legend Stevie Wonder for a mashup that easily stands on its own. This modern cut puts a darker spin on Stevie Wonder’s “Part Time Lover,” which originally released in 1985. Cudi and Big Boi . . .
Big Boi‘s Mashup Mondays continue today with the debut of “Damaged,” a mashup of Menahan Street Band‘s “The World” and “Tremendous Damage,” which is an ode to Big Boi’s father from Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors. Big Boi bounces between melodics and rapping throughout “Damaged World,” making this song an ideal candidate for the Menahan . . .
Continuing his ongoing “Mashup Mondays” series, Big Boi drops another remixed version of a song from Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors, recruiting Wavves and Third World to change the B.o.B.-featuring “Shoes For Running” into “Run Th3 World,” an electronic and reggae-influenced jam. The single comes with a quirky, CGI-animated video, featuring a snake moving in . . .
With anticipation for Outkast‘s long-awaited reunion mounting, Big Boi warms up the fans with his first release of reworked songs from his 2012 album, Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors. “CPU 2.0,” which features Phantogram and Sade, is a much more mellow and soulful version of its predecessor. Big Boi will be releasing new versions of . . .
On the heels of Electric Lady‘s debut, Janelle Monae drops a bonus remix of the title track featuring Big Boi, Cee-Lo Green, and Solange. Oh yeah, and Cee-Lo is rapping again. Good things all around. Stream below.
FreakNight, put on by United State of Consciousness (USC) Events, is known as Seattle electronic dance music’s “sinister circus,” and for good reason. Featuring carnival rides, themed performers, world renown DJs, and the best vibes around this is one of the best ways to spend Halloween in the Pacific Northwest. USC’s Marketing Director, Gabe Ossa takes . . .
With the world waiting for the release of his Dark Sky Paradise album, Detroit superstar Big Sean releases “Blessings,” a dark new single featuring Drake. Look for the album to features guest appearances from Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake, Jhené Aiko, Travi$ Scott, PARTYNEXTDOOR, E-40, DJ Mustard, Boi-1da, DJ Dahi, Vinylz, and more. Stream “Blessings” . . .
TroyBoi classifies himself as a ‘music manipulation specialist’ rather than simply a producer. After listening to his music, it quickly becomes apparent that he is correct. A quick journey through the London musician’s SoundCloud may spark a variety of emotions, but “amazed” is the first word that comes to mind. TroyBoi doesn’t just produce, he . . .
Twelve years ago, one of the most dynamic groups to ever come out of the South, Outkast released their groundbreaking dynamic double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. The blending of influences of hip-hop, pop, funk, jazz, electro, psychadellic and a host of other sounds made the album a commercial success selling over 11 million units (5.5 each since . . .
As Montreal is slowly, but surely rising to the top due to the trailblazing of Kaytranada and High Klassified, young producers all over Montreal are coming out of the woodworks now that Canadians (well, people with Canadian passports) are making it big in the more or less American industry with aspirations to be on the . . .
The instrumental from UGK‘s “Int’l Player’s Anthem” might be one of my all time favorites. Produced by DJ Paul and Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia, its nostalgic feel is undeniable. Add verses from André 3000, Pimp C, Bun B, and Big Boi to the mix? This song is truly a gem. Wonya Love‘s newly . . .