Big Boi

20 Years, 20 Questions: Big Boi Reconnects With OutKast’s ‘ATLiens’

August 3, 1995: a day that will live in rap infamy. The Source was hosting its annual award show that night at the Paramount Theater…
Corbin Reiff / August 22, 2016

Leon Bridges and Big Boi Go Until the 25th Hour for Lollapalooza After Party

With the strains of headliner Radiohead’s closing set song "Karma Police" echoing down S. Michigan Ave, Day 2 of Lollapalooza came to an epic close. But…
Drew Fortune / July 31, 2016

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums Since ‘Reasonable Doubt’

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s singular…
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2016

Listen to Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, Pharrell & More Honor Phife Dawg on Q-Tip’s Abstract Radio

Q-Tip's weekly Abstract Radio show Friday night was a special tribute to his A Tribe Called Quest band mate Phife Dawg, who died Tuesday due…
Colin Stutz / March 26, 2016

Killer Mike, T.I., and Big Boi Argue for Hip-Hop Lyrics’ First Amendment Protection

Hip-hop lyrics have a history of being used against the artists who write them — in 2012, Lil Boosie's "187" verses were used against him in…
Harley Brown / December 22, 2015

OutKast Turned Down Super Bowl Offer Because André 3000 Wouldn’t Shorten Songs

Oh, what could have been. Big Boi revealed today that OutKast were invited to perform at a Super Bowl Halftime Show, but turned down the…
James Grebey / November 5, 2015

Watch Big Boi and Phantogram (Big Grams) Perform ‘Goldmine Junkie’ on ‘Kimmel’

Phantogram and Big Boi — a.k.a. rap/synth-pop supergroup Big Grams — visited Jimmy Kimmel Live in Brooklyn last night, where they played two tracks from…
Rachel Brodsky / October 22, 2015

Play as Phantogram or Big Boi in Big Grams’ Video Game, ‘Supergrams’

Ever wanted to see what it's like being Big Boi or Phantogram's Sarah Barthel or Josh Carter? Well, now's your chance: the trio's new supergroup,…
Harley Brown / September 25, 2015

Big Boi and Phantogram Make Their Television Debut as Big Grams on ‘Tonight Show’

The rapper/synth-pop supergroup Big Grams — comprised, naturally, of Big Boi and Phantogram — made their television debut last night when the trio appeared on The Tonight Show Starring…
James Grebey / September 25, 2015

Big Grams Get Seductively Funky on ‘Goldmine Junkie’

Big Grams — that's Big Boi and Phantogram if you've missed the past few weeks — only just started cranking out their hybridized tunes together,…
Brennan Carley / September 23, 2015

Big Grams, a.k.a. Big Boi and Phantogram, Sparkle on ‘Lights On’

Big Grams are the best of both worlds: Big Boi's instantly recognizable verses and Phantogram's magic behind the synthesizers bolstered by Sarah Barthel's iconic voice. They've already released…
Harley Brown / September 18, 2015

Big Boi and Phantogram’s Big Grams Drop Jazzy New Trip, ‘Fell in the Sun’

In advance of their self-titled EP (out September 25 via Epic Records), Big Grams — the surprising, but perfectly matched trio of Phantogram's Sarah Barthel…
Harley Brown / September 10, 2015

Big Boi and Phantogram Announce Big Grams EP With Skrillex and Run the Jewels

After finally debuting their Big Grams collaboration live last month, Big Boi and Phantogram have finally announced an EP under that moniker, due September 25…
Colin Joyce / September 9, 2015

Big Boi and Phantogram Perform as Big Grams, Continue to Tease Collaborative Album

Big Boi and Phantogram first collaborated in 2012 on two Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors tracks, "Lines"  and "CPU," and by now it's common knowledge that the rapper and synth-pop duo…
Harley Brown / August 31, 2015

Big Boi Mashes Up Kid Cudi and Stevie Wonder on ‘Part Time Hater’

Outkast fans will have to keep waiting for the reunited duo's next album, but at least Big Boi is taking time out of their pre-festival…
Dan Reilly / March 18, 2014
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