EW talked to the OutKast-famed rapper about filling the big (left) shoes of his critically acclaimed 2010 solo debut Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, his response to hearing André 3000 apologize to him in T.I.’s recent “Sorry”, and how the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan influenced Vicious Lies‘ first track. READ FULL STORY »
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Sorry Ms. Jackson — this is probably not for real.
Before the rumor mills start churning about an OutKast reunion (too late!) we need to stress that Big Boi and André 3000 have not recently shared a studio space, but they have shared a studio partner.
Each rapper separately collaborated with T.I. on two tracks that were released into the blogosphere last night: Big Boi’s “In the A,” from of his upcoming album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, and T.I.’s “Sorry,” from his own upcoming Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head, features an Andre verse.
However, if you listen hard enough, you can find a glimmer of hope in André’s contribution: “This the type of s— that’ll make you call your rap partner/and say I’m sorry I’m awkward/ my fault for fu–ing up the tour.”
Well, then call him already, André! Gillette can sponsor your totally not-f—ed-up reunion tour.
A few weeks ago, EW chatted with Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn about his latest tag-team collaboration with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy and OutKast lyric spitter Andre 3000 for Converse’s recurring “Three Artists. One Song” campaign on the one-off single “DoYaThing.”
The full song, a spastic four minutes of psychedelic funk, is now available as a free download at Converse’s official website. (The four limited-edition Chuck Taylor All-Stars designed by Gorillaz collaborator Jamie Hewlett are also now available.) And it’s a seamless marriage of the three men at the helm: Albarn’s head-trippiness, Murphy’s beat science, Andre’s lightning-tongued lyrical attack.
The brain trust at Pitchfork.com has spent the past week rolling out its picks for the 500 best songs of the 2000s. Yes, our present remarkable decade is mere months from ending, and that means it’s time for us music nerds of the world to get busy assembling arbitrary lists and/or arguing about said lists. Pitchfork unveiled their choice for the No. 1 most excellent song of the past 10 years yesterday: OutKast’s “B.O.B.” (a.k.a. “Bombs Over Baghdad”). Did they make the right call?
I say, sure! The wildly innovative sound of “B.O.B.” blew my mind when I first heard it back in 2000, and I’m not close to tired of it yet. Even if that song showed up at the top of every list ever, I still wouldn’t think it was overpraised. That psychedelic wash of organ chords, that relentless drum-machine stutter, that ripping guitar solo, those dueling rhymes from two of the illest lyricists of all time… Man, do I miss OutKast.
Other Top 10 contenders in Pitchfork’s list came from Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, Radiohead, Beyonce, M.I.A., and more. Click over to read the full list of 500, then let us know: Do you agree with Pitchfork’s rankings? Any startling omissions or egregiously off-base inclusions? In the meantime, you can listen to all 500 Pitchfork picks at Lala.com — or just bask in the glory that is “B.O.B.” again and again after the jump (some NSFW lyrics). Go on, you know you want to.
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