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Music News: Big Boi Would Like To Collab With Kate Bush.

Big Boi has been listening to Kate Bush’s new album 50 Words for Snow for a couple weeks now – but he’s been a fan of the singer since middle school. “I was introduced to her music by my uncle, Russell – my favorite uncle,” he says. “What caught me the most was, first, the production and the voice of course, but also the different meanings behind the stories she was telling.”

Snow, Bush’s first album of new material since 2005′s Aerial, is a seven-track, hour-long, moody meditation on love (and of course, snow). “The album, to me, is just very somber and very chill,” he says. “Knowing her music and being a fan, it’s very, very deep Kate Bush for me. It’s concentrated. It’s raw emotion. It’s almost like a scene from her diary – she seems to be in love like a motherfucker. Really, really, really in love.”

Big Boi’s favorite song on the album, “Snowed in at Wheeler Street,” clocks in at just over eight minutes long. “It’s like a story between her and the guy, how they were in love from the beginning of time, how they never want to let each other go,” he says.”It just really builds. I think it’s really deep. I dig it.”

“Snowflake” is another favorite. “It’s good ride music,” Big Boi explains. “It was the first song I heard when I first popped in the CD. I was on the expressway and just driving in circles and listening to it, because the songs are almost 10 minutes apiece and I didn’t want to get out of the car. So I played it a couple times and just rode around.”

But he’d like to take his fandom to a new level on Daddy Fat Sax, the follow-up to 2010′s Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty – and actually work with Bush. (He’s already brought Little Dragon and Phantogram into the studio with him, and has said that an Andre 3000 cameo is “very much possible.”) “I want her to co-produce something with me,” he says. “We’d produce a song and write it from scratch. I’d rather get in a room and not have a plan and just let it come organically – it’s not like I’ve got a song and I’ll just be like, ‘I want you to sing this part right here.’”

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/big-boi-raves-about-kate-bushs-50-words-for-snow-20111122#ixzz1f4dhnb00


Articles: Big Boi Takes Plea Deal

It looks like Big Boi is in the clear. The Grammy-winning OutKast rapper accepted a plea deal Thursday to settle his drug case and avoid jail time.

According to the Associated Press, Big Boi appeared in a Miami courtroom Thursday (October 13) and accepted a plea deal from prosecutors that will give him three months of drug testing, community service and $2,000 in donations to charities.

As previously reported, the OutKast rapper was arrested while stepping off a cruise ship this past August after a K-9 dog sniffed out drugs –including ecstasy– that the rapper was carrying.

As long as BB can remain clean for three months, the charges will be dismissed. –Jakinder Singh


ARTICLES: Big Boi To Release Sophomore Album

Big Boi of Outkast has announced that he has recorded atleast 17 songs for his solo album titled Daddy Fat Sax: Soul Funk Crusader.
Big Boi recently spoke to www.JuniorOnline.com and revealed that he could literally drop the project today if he wanted, but he would rather wait. “I’m a marinate on it because I’m on the road. I feel good about it, all the music’s sounding great,” he explained.
When asked about what we can expect from this album, Big Boi said, “S-A-X-X-X triple assassin, and the beats are going to be as hard hitting as always. I’mma let everything else be a surprise, and just let it speak for itself.”

Although asked he wouldn’t quite confirm what special guest appearances we can expect to see on the album, he did however confirm that vocalist Janelle Monae would be present.
“She’s somebody whose hand you don’t have to hold,” Big Boi said. “She’s got a creative mind, she’s got a great spirit. She’s a good girl and I’m proud of her. She’s making me very proud.”


Article: Hip-hop responds to Bin Laden’s death (in tweet form) by Jeff Weiss


With apologies to Bono, Billy Bragg and those outback vagabonds in Midnight Oil, hip-hop has always been one of the most explictly political genres of music. From “The Message” to “Muse-Sick-N-Hour Mess Age,” rappers have used their words to attack inequities and social issues of all stripes.

Even in today’s largely apoliticized rap world, artists such as Kanye West repeatedly address a wide range of topics (some of which end up causing widespread censure).

Understandably, the events of the last 24 hours have sent the rap world into a Twitter frenzy. Here are some opinions expressed by its more prominent members.

Bun B: “November 2012 is a long ways from now. The GOP isn’t even giving him credit. Trust me, this changes nothing politically. Don’t get it twisted. I’m voting for him, but the people celebrating are chanting USA not Obama. The haters are waiting to spin it.”

Chuck D: “USA is at it again. Number one in the rankings of Killing Championships. Stealing the Gold in the Murder Olympics, and the crowd goes wild! New Whirl Odor,… I smell. And with all these whippings of mass distractions , Amerikkkans now can look forward to 95 cent gas and hummers. One..dude in a cave, gimme a break please, would some UFO come down and straighten this human race out, even if you gotta devour us. Of course this was thrown in President Obama’s lap from jump. And most Twidiots will believe that this will be the Prez’s legacy.”

Lupe Fiasco: “Osama Dead!?! Afghan Operation done now??? Now kill poverty, wack schools, and US imperialism.”

MC Hammer: “Evil has an expiration date and it has offspring. We rejoice with our heads up, hearts warm and our eyes open and locked in.”

Styles P: “I ain’t even gonna lie! U will only know what the they want u to know so I don’t even know why we acting like we gonna here the truth!! Gonna be mad osama dead songs and references ! I can hear them allready! And don’t want to! Well dear gov since Bin Laden is dead! Bring the the troops home!!!!!!”

Big Boi: “Buried at sea? That’s the same thang that happened to Megatron in ‘Transformers Part 2.’ “

Soulja Boy: “The US Dollar has decreased 20% in value over the past two years. Wake up America! This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.”

Russell Simmons: “I’m not rejoicing at the killing of Khadafy’s son or even the killing of Bin laden. Violence promotes Violence, luv promotes luv. Killing can’t promote luv r destination is God consciousness or pure luv. Islamaphobia is the disease that helps create supporters of Bin Laden’s mindset. Until we are conscious of the hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians we kill, (like Iraq) we will always have a new Bin laden waiting.

“We can’t count the 4 thousand U.S soldiers without out counting the 200,000 Iraqi civilians? Their children are the next Bin Ladens. I’m not saying I’m not glad we got Bin Laden. I’m saying the loud celebration outside my apt (World Trade) hurt my spirit.”

Fabolous: “#TwitPicOsamaBinLadenBody… We dont believe you though. When they first told me Osama died, first thing I said was ‘Word, I jus’ seen Osama’…”

?uestlove: “I hope those rejoicing can hear O’s words that to engage in anti-Islam/Muslim rhetoric is missing the point.”

Busta Rhymes: “We are living in the middle of and witnessing very interesting times. Pay close attention to everything but also read between the lines.”

Freddie Gibbs: “US just said they just killed Osama Bin Laden and they got his body….yeah…right.”

Blockhead: “The first rapper to say a variation of ‘I bring the drama like Obama did to Osama’ should be publicly executed live on the Fuse network.”

See also, Heems of Das Racist, who has been cataloging xenophobic sentiments on his Twitter page.

SOURCE:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2011/05/hip-hop-responds-to-bin-ladens-death-in-tweet-form.html


Music News: Big Boi To Launch Kids Record Label with Daughter by Jason Lipshutz,


Outkast rapper Big Boi tells Billboard.com that he and his 16-year-old daughter, Jordan, have formed Purple Kids, a new record label that will launch in the coming weeks. The imprint will feature a roster of younger artists but will target fans of all ages.

“My daughter just turned 16 years old, and you can see it on MTV’s ['My Super Sweet Sixteen'], where they get cars, and things that depreciate and just don’t mean nothing,” says the 36-year-old rapper (real name: Antwan Patton). “I wanted to give my child something that she can grow and build and nurture. So I gave her her own label.”

Big Boi says that Purple Kids’ first signee is Gabbie Rae, a 12-year-old singing prodigy who has appeared on “The Tyra Banks Show.” The rapper, who already heads the Purple Ribbon All-Stars hip-hop label, says that he and Jordan are the sole partners on the new imprint.

As for Big Boi’s solo career, the Outkast member’s label situation slightly shifted when Barry Weiss took over for Antonio “L.A.” Reid as Island Def Jam’s chairman/CEO last March, but Big Boi says that all is running smoothly as he continues working on the follow-up to last year’s “Sir Lucius Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty.”

“I had a conversation with Barry Weiss, and he was like, ‘Hey Big, great album,’ and he’s ready for the next album,” says Big Boi. “And he wants it ASAP. So, you know, everything’s good.”

SOURCE:

http://www.billboard.com/#/news/big-boi-to-launch-kids-record-label-with-1005180012.story


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