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    4 More Things SPIN Learned About Big Boi's 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors'

    ATLien Big Boi touched down in the Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Tuesday night to showcase selections from his new album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, due out December 11. Before Sir Lucious Left Foot a.k.a. Daddy Fat Sax took the stage, DJ Cutmaster Swift, assisted by a drummer and electric bassist, hyped the crowd to the tune of OutKast favorites "Rosa Parks," "B.O.B.," and "SpottieOttieDopalicious." "Alright, where the fuck Big Boi at?" DJ Swift inquired before a host announced: "Grammy award winning, diamond selling — you realize that, diamond selling….Ladies and gentleman, let's welcome Big Boi to the stage!" Donning an army fatigue jacket and shades, Big Boi entered, a medallion glinting against his chest. To follow up on our original listening session in July, here are four more things SPIN learned about his upcoming album.1.

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