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Outkast To Reunite At Coachella In 2014?

November 20th, 2013 1:13pm EST
Outkast
Hip hop stars Big Boi and Andre 'Andre 3000' Benjamin are set to bring Outkast back to the stage at next April's Coachella festival.

The two stars are currently in "prolonged talks" to reunite, according to Billboard.com, which will end their seven-year hiatus.

Multiple sources have confirmed the reunion, including the duo's frequent collaborator Sleepy Brown, who shared a black-and-white photo of a group of girls screaming (presumably from when the Beatles first arrived in America) with a text overlay reading, "Outkast Headlining Coachella 2014," on his Instagram page. The post has since...
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Big Boi's "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors" Review

December 15th, 2012 7:10pm EST
Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
Antwan Andre Patton (also known as Big Boi) is one of the long standing heavy weights in the hip hop scene. Whereas his former Outkast partner Andre 3000 seems to have entered a self created exit from the scene, Patton continues to innovate and push boundaries. This album could have just been a carbon copy of his last record, Sir Lucious Left Foot and if it had, it probably would have pleased fans and been hailed as masterful. Instead, Patton chose to take the riskiest route possible on this album, and in the end has created an album that is both a masterpiece and a mess at the same ...
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Andre 3000: 'There Are No Plans For Another Outkast Album'

February 25th, 2012 5:00pm EST
Outkast
Funk and hip-hop duo Outkast appear to have disbanded - frontman Andre 3000 has revealed he has no plans to make any more music with bandmate Big Boi.

The hitmakers haven't released anything together since the soundtrack of their film "Idlewild" in 2006 and the "Hey Ya!" singer insists there's no reunion planned.

He tells GQ magazine, "There's been a lot of talk on the Internet about an OutKast album and I have to say that as of now, there are no plans for another OutKast album.

"There's a lot of music on the horizon. I've been living off the excitement of new artists. I've been privileg...
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Big Boi Laughs Off Arrest After Posting Bail

August 8th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Big Boi
Rapper Big Boi has laughed off his weekend drug possession arrest after posting $16,000 bail.

The Outkast star, real name Antwan Andre Patton, was taken into custody in Miami, Florida on Sunday after customs officials reportedly discovered a number of illegal substances on his person as he stepped off a cruise liner.

A police report obtained by TMZ.com reads: "The pat-down revealed 5.7 grams of MDMA in powder form, 3 pills of suspect ecstasy, 9 whole pills of Viagra and 2 (half-pills) of Viagra, and a cigarette roller with suspect marijuana residue."

Big Boi was charged with three cou...
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Big Boi Arrested For Possessing Ecstasy & Viagra

August 7th, 2011 4:35pm EDT
Big Boi
Outkast star Big Boi has been arrested for alleged drug possession in Miami, Florida.

The "General Patton" hitmaker, real name Antwon Patton, was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia on Sunday, according to Miami-Dade County Corrections Department.

TMZ.com reports the controlled substances were listed as ecstasy pills, MDMA powder and non-prescription Viagra. Big Boi was reportedly arrested by customs officials as he exited a cruise ship.
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Review: 'The Greatest Movie Ever Sold' 'Two Jews On Film' Don't Buy Into This One (Video)

April 19th, 2011 11:18am EDT
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
In 'The Greatest Movie Ever Sold', Morgan Spurlock, ('Super Size Me') takes us into the world of product placement, marketing and advertising. The full title of this documentary is actually 'POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold...because POM Wonderful is the major sponsor of this film.

So how interesting is the world of product placement? It seems now-a-days, most films, especially the big budget action ones, can't seem to exist without branding. (Bruce Willis puts on a pair of Ray-Bans before killing some bad guy, right?)...Spurlock explains that while using brands ...
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Review: 'Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold' Is Hilarious, Thought Provoking

April 17th, 2011 11:20am EDT
Movie Hype
"POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" is the new feature length documentary from “Super-Size Me” glutton Morgan Spurlock, this time tackling the fairly tight-lipped world of product integration and marketing.

He does this by making the entire movie about getting the funding for the movie he's making and you're watching. Basically it's Spurlock attending product strategy meetings in an attempt to sell the rights to specific parts of his film like the official airline, official beverage, official gas station, and so on. For example, the movie is called POM Wonderful Present...
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15 Essential Albums Of 2010

December 28th, 2010 11:00am EST
Essential Albums of 2010
I’ve been picking “Best Of” albums for ten years now, and while I’m keenly aware of how subjective the process is, there are a couple of essential rules that must be followed—rules like: Do I think this album will be worthy in a few years? In 2004, my top 3 albums were Absolution by Muse, A Grand Don’t Come for Free by The Streets, and The Grey Album, that now legendary mashup of Jay-Z/Beatles songs by Danger Mouse. I’d say I hit the jackpot with that trio. Invariably, there will always be albums that won’t hold up; like organic material this is unavoidable. But if I think about 2010 in gen...
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Cee Lo Green's R-Rated Hit Tops Spin Magazine's 2010 Pop Poll

December 9th, 2010 9:51pm EST
Cee-Lo Green
Cee-Lo Green's naughty hit "F--- You" has topped music magazine Spin's poll of 2010 hits.

The quirky tune beat out Arcade Fire's Ready To Start and Power by Kanye West in the first definitive end-of-year pop poll.

Rapper West's Runaway also makes the top 10, as does LCD Soundsystem's All I Want and Helicopter by Deerhunter.

The top 10 is:

1. "F--- You" by Cee Lo Green
2. "Ready To Start" by Arcade Fire
3. "Power" by Kanye West
4. "All I Want" by LCD Soundsystem
5. "Hitchhiker" by Neil Young
6. "Helicopter" by Deerhunter
7. "Runaway" by Kanye West
8. "Cry When You Get Older" by Robyn
9. ...
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Music Executives Try To Block Outkast Reunion

June 9th, 2010 1:27pm EDT
Outkast
Jive Records bosses are blocking an Outkast reunion on Big Boi's new album - because they won't free up Andre Benjamin to record with his old pal.

Big Boi jumped labels to Def Jam after Jive executives told him they were stumped on how to promote his new album, Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. He says, "Jive Records told me my album is a piece of art, and they didn't know what to do with it."

However, the move wasn't a popular one and now Jive bosses are trying to stop the Outkast band mates from recording together.

Big Boi tells GQ, "Jive is trying to block Dre from be...
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Outkast Recording Again After Four Year Hiatus

April 14th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Outkast
Superstar rap duo Outkast is planning to record its first album in four years.

Big Boi and Andre 3000 released their last record, Idlewild, in 2006 - which shot to number two in the Billboard 200 and went platinum in the U.S.

The pair took time away from their joint project to focus on solo ventures, but Big Boi has revealed the duo is back in studio - and the material they are working on is "top secret".

He tells BBC Radio 1, "That's all top secret information right now. We can't let people know what we're doing. You better know that something is brewing."

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Big Boi Makes A Special Appearance On 'Law And Order: SVU'

November 11th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Big Boi
Big Boi, from Grammy award-winning Rap Duo Outkast will appear on NBC'S Law and Order: SVU as "Gots Money," a Hip Hop artist involved in an exotic animal smuggling ring under investigation by Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) in the "SVU" episode "Wildlife," airing on NBC Tuesday, November 18 (10pm/ 9pm Central).

In the episode, Detective Elliot Stabler jeopardizes his marriage when he goes undercover to infiltrate an animal smuggling ring with Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) posing as a prostitute. The case leads the detectives to Hip Hop artist Gots Money, who ...
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Bye-Bye, Bling: A Recessionary Note To Rappers Everywhere

October 29th, 2008 11:03am EDT
Lil Jon
Yo, my hip-hop brothers, some words of wisdom: these are hard times. Don’t know if you heard, but we’re in a recession. People are losing their homes. Folks’ retirement funds are tanking. People are pawning their jewelry for gas money.

It’s time to reel in the bling. The days of ’90s excess are over and out. All the gold ropes and gold teeth have got to go. You need to trade them in for cash and then hold on to it. Stuff it in those high-tops until the banks are safe again. No more shopping sprees. No more Hummers. No more Cristal. Back to basics, folks. You are not immune. Your record...
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SMC Pledges Allegiance To Killer Mike

July 4th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Killer Mike
Killer Mike and his Atlanta based label, Grind Time Official, have joined forces with Bay Area based record label, SMC Recordings. The first release from this dynamic partnership will be the continuation of Killer Mike's critically acclaimed Pledge series and will be titled, I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind II, in stores July 8th.

Killer Mike got his formal introduction when he first appeared on the Outkast single "The Whole World" for which he won a Grammy. Mike then signed to Outkast's Aquemini label, which was distributed by Columbia Records, and in 2003 released his debut album, M...
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Outkast: In a Class of Their Own

March 27th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Outkast
As one of the hottest rap groups out today, Outkast has etched a mark in hip-hop history as perhaps the best rap group ever. They're in fair competition, however, with groups like A Tribe Called Quest and EPMD riding dutch. These groups, by coincidence, never took to transforming the perceptions of what many outside the South considered as nothing special into worthy rhyme sayers, putting Atlanta on its back and giving listeners something to nod to.

Outkast's Andre 3000 and Big Boi came together as a group in 1991 and signed to Laface Records in 1992. They were the label's first hip-h...
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Raheem Devaughn's Sophomore Disc Debuts On Charts; Will Tour With Jill Scott

January 25th, 2008 8:38am EST
Raheem DeVaughn
Jive recording artist, Raheem DeVaughn, who recently received a Grammy Award nomination for his current single "Woman," debuts at #5 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart and #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart with his latest effort, Love Behind The Melody. The Baltimore based singer/songwriter will kick-off a major city tour with Jill Scott in Seattle, WA at the Paramount theater on February 5th.

Early reviews are in on Raheem's latest album, Love Behind The Melody, and all the critics agree. Entertainment Weekly gives it an A- and enthuses that "...he wraps his tenor around unu...
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Fish-Out-Of-Water Comedy 'Who's Your Caddy?' Comes To DVD Nov. 27

November 14th, 2007 8:30pm EST
Who
Who's Your Caddy? stars Antwan "Big Boi" Patton (rap group Outkast, ATL) as music mogul C-Note who will do whatever in takes, no matter how outrageous, to become a member of an elite country club – much to the objection of club president Cummings (Jeffrey Jones - Ferris Beuller's Day Off, "Deadwood").

Buying land next to the course's 17th hole as a bargaining strategy, the club's order is disrupted as C-Note and his entourage bring their flashy, hip-hop lifestyle to the prim and proper country club. As Cummings attempts to revoke his new members, C-Note must restore his honor and chan...
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MTV Crowns The 'Celebrity Rap Superstar' During Season Finale, Tonight At 10

October 18th, 2007 8:30am EDT
Kendra Wilkinson
Live on Thursday, October 18th at 10pm ET/PT from the Culver Studio in Los Angeles, California, MTV will reveal the champion of Celebrity Rap Superstar…will it be Shar Jackson or Kendra Wilkinson? Joined by Rap mentors MC Lyte and Too Short with Judges Da Brat, DMC, Big Boi and host Kevin Hart this exciting season finale of "Celebrity Rap Superstar" will be the main event of the evening packed with surprises and special guests. And in a first, all celebrity contestants will be back on stage together to celebrate with one final rhyme. Viewers can go to www.celebrityrapsuperstar.mtv.com t...
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50 Cent, T.I., Ne-Yo, Ciara & More Throw Down At BET Awards, June 26

June 12th, 2007 10:48am EDT
Ciara
With the galaxy of stars that BET has booked for the "BET '07 Awards" there's no doubt that the fire marshal will be working overtime at the Shrine Auditorium on Tuesday, June 26.

Sparks will be flying throughout the three-hour live telecast that begins at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CDT (tape delayed in the Mountain and Pacific zones) as some of the hottest stars in music, television, movies and sports bring the heat and burn the house down!

Joining rap royalty T.I. and 50 Cent on the performance lineup are R&B crooner Ne-Yo, sultry superstar Ciara, and gospel great Yolanda Adams. The rost...
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Taking Back Sunday To Headline Live Tour Dates For Boost Mobile Rockcorps

June 7th, 2007 5:12pm EDT
Taking Back Sunday
Taking Back Sunday announced today that the band will perform a string of headlining dates for Boost Mobile RockCorps (BMRC), a national youth volunteerism movement that harnesses the power of music to motivate young people to get involved in their communities. The upcoming concerts, which are free to anyone volunteering four hours of community service to season wrap concert at Radio City Music Hall.

"Communities are like gardens," notes lead singer Adam Lazzara when asked why they chose to get involved with BMRC. "Without upkeep and care, without maintenance, it is impossible for the...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 1

February 1st, 2007 3:00am EST
Lisa Marie Presley
Happy Birthday to Outkast half Big Boi (1975), Jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman (1969), comedian Pauly Shore (1968), rock royalty Lisa Marie Presley (1968), martial arts actor Brandon Lee (1965; d. 1993), "B" movie star Sherilyn Fenn (1965), "Lost In Space" actor Bill Mumy (1954), Heartbreaker Mike Campbell (1950), "Doctor Who" actress Elisabeth Sladen (1948), Mr. Jefferson Sherman Hemsley (1938), SNL alum Garrett Morris (1937), Everly Brothers half Don Everly (1937), gospel singer George Beverly Shea (1909), and "Gone With The Wind" star Clark Gable (1901; d. 1960).
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Starpulse.com's Music To Look For In 2007

January 4th, 2007 2:21pm EST
50 Cent
Once again, it’s time to look ahead to the upcoming year in entertainment. A long list of distinguished music acts will be releasing albums this year, with some great releases just weeks away. It looks to be quite an interesting selection, no matter your tastes in music. Here’s some of the music you need to look for in 2007:

50 Cent prepares his third full release, after an unsuccessful dip into the pools of the video game and movie industries.

Jennifer Lopez will have an all-Spanish album for her sixth release.

Rap/R&B group Pretty Ricky tries out their sophomore album.

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Aaron Zigman's Score For "Flicka" Is A Wild Ride

October 6th, 2006 3:22pm EDT
Flicka
Film composer Aaron Zigman scores 20th Century Fox's remake of the 1943 family western "My Friend Flicka." The modern version, with its title shortened to "Flicka," stars Alison Lohman and country music superstar Tim McGraw as daughter and father. When the father (McGraw) decides that Katie (Lohman) should attend college in place of running the family ranch, she decides to tame a wild mustang in order to sway his opinion. Zigman's score is rousing and propulsive, reminiscent of the dynamic scores of golden-era westerns such as "The Magnificent Seven." Directed by Michael Mayer ("A Home at t...
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Nick Cannon's 'Wild 'N Out' Returns For Season 3

August 9th, 2006 10:04am EDT
Nick Cannon
MTV announced that it has signed an exclusive "first look" production deal with Nick Cannon. Cannon's partnership with MTV will allow him to develop, produce, consult and appear on potential MTV branded programming. In addition, the network announced that the successful sketch comedy/improv series "Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'N Out" returns for a third season on Thursday, August 10th at 10pm ET/PT. The announcement follows the success of the hit improv sketch comedy show, "Nick Cannon Present's Wild N' Out." Since the show's initial debut last year, "Wild N' Out" has garnered some of the hig...
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Outkast's 'Idlewild' Drops August 22; Film Opens August 25

June 20th, 2006 2:15pm EDT
Outkast
Outkast's Antwan 'Big Boi' Patton and Andre '3000' Benjamin return in a big way this August with their first appearance together in a motion picture, and the most eagerly anticipated new album of their career. "Idlewild" is set for an August 22 release on LaFace/Zomba Music Group. The film of the same name opens three days later.

"Mighty O," first single from "Idlewild," finds Dre and Big Boi rhyming together on a track for the first time in six years, since OutKast's triple-platinum CD of 2000, Stankonia. "Mighty O" was co-written by Dre and Big Boi and produced by Organized Noize.

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Celebrity Birthdays, February 1

February 1st, 2006 3:00am EST
Lisa Marie Presley
Happy Birthday to Outkast half Big Boi (1975), Jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman (1969), comedian Pauly Shore (1968), rock royalty Lisa Marie Presley (1968), martial arts actor Brandon Lee (1965; d. 1993), "B" movie star Sherilyn Fenn (1965), "Lost In Space" actor Bill Mumy (1954), Heartbreaker Mike Campbell (1950), "Doctor Who" actress Elisabeth Sladen (1948), Mr. Jefferson Sherman Hemsley (1938), SNL alum Garrett Morris (1937), Everly Brothers half Don Everly (1937), gospel singer George Beverly Shea (1909), and "Gone With The Wind" star Clark Gable (1901; d. 1960).
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Seeing Stars on 'The Late Show With David Letterman'

November 22nd, 2005 11:29am EST
Claire Danes
Upcoming guests on The Late Show with David Letterman:

Tuesday, Nov. 22

actor Dennis Quaid

Wednesday, Nov. 23

stupid pet tricks; actress Claire Danes; musical guest Big Boi

Thursday, Nov. 24

actress Megan Mullally; musical guests John Mayer Trio

Friday, Nov. 25

actor John Malkovich; NASCAR Nextel Cup winner Tony Stewart; comedian Jim Gaffigan

Monday, Nov. 28

stupid human tricks; actress Amanda Peet

Tuesday, Nov. 29

talk show host Regis Philbin; actor Colin Hanks

Wednesday, Nov. 30

actress Charlize Theron; New York Times columnist/author...
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New CDs This Week (Nov. 22)

November 22nd, 2005 11:15am EST
System of a Down
This week is a big one for CD releases with a number of new albums coming out in time for the holiday shoppping blitz. Some of the notable discs include new ones from System of a Down, Jamie Foxx, Chamillionaire, Enya and Juelz Santana; live albums from John Mayer, John Legend, Michael Buble, Bouncing Souls and Queens Of The Stone Age; some interesting collections from Notorious B.I.G., Britney Spears and Big Boi; and whole lot more. Check out this list of noteworthy releases for Tuesday, November 22nd...

Alexisonfire/Moneen - Split EP

Ana Bárbara - Dos en Uno

Bee Gees - Love Songs...
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