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Two dope boys on a Cadillac: Andre 3000 and Big Boi in the early days.
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October 3, 2014 The hometown shows the duo played had a bittersweet quality because people thought it might be their last chance to see one of the most-respected and best-loved groups of all time together.
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Big Boi (left) and Andre 3000 perform on stage at Coachella during the first stop on OutKast's reunion tour.
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April 14, 2014 The rap duo OutKast launched what may be its farewell tour over the weekend at Coachella, but the group and its fans, who have waited a decade for the reunion, might not have the same expectations.
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The fictional band from This Is Spinal Tap plays a real-life concert in 1984. Nigel Tufnel, the guitarist played by Christopher Guest, favored amplifiers whose volume could be cranked up to 11.
November 9, 2011 In honor of Nigel Tufnel, the Spinal Tap guitarist who cranked his amps past 10, this week's show is all about the songs that sound best when played at top volume.
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Big Boi's debut solo album stayed on the shelves of Jive Records for nearly three years. It was recently released by Def Jam.
July 6, 2010 After nearly three years on the shelf and a highly publicized battle with Jive Records, the Atlanta rapper has finally released his debut solo album. Sir Lucious Leftfoot reveals Big Boi as Outkast's anchor and showcases his talent for dazzling, technical rhyme schemes alongside guests including Gucci Mane and Yelawolf.
November 16, 2009 All Songs Considered's list of the 50 most important recordings of the decade continues, from OutKast to Sigur Ros.
August 20, 2008 The songs on this list were made before iTunes was a glimmer in Steve Jobs' eye, so it stands to reason that they sound better bumping out of car speakers. Give these a spin and then track down the CDs, because they deserve to be heard the old-fashioned way. Turn your woofers up and roll down your windows — all of them.
April 9, 2008 OutKast's Antwan "Big Boi" Patton is working on an unusual collaboration with the Atlanta Ballet. Initially, some patrons were freaked out by the idea of mixing hip hop and their sacred dance form. Through the rehearsal process, however, the project is gathering fans.
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December 29, 2006 Andre Benjamin, also known as Andre 3000, is half of the Grammy-winning hip-hop duo Outkast, best known for their hit single "Hey Ya!" from the double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. His newest project is an animated series for the Cartoon Network called Class of 3000, in which he stars as the voice of Sunny Bridges. Benjamin's films include Idlewild, Four Brothers and Be Cool. This interview originally aired on Oct. 23, 2006.
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August 25, 2006 You won't mistake Idlewild for Busby Berkeley's portrayal of Hollywood's golden age. But then, that was equally true of Martin Scorcese's New York New York and Francis Ford Coppolla's Cotton Club.
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August 15, 2005 André Benjamin is best known as André 3000, one-half of the Grammy Award-winning duo OutKast. Ed Gordon talks with Benjamin about his latest acting gig, in John Singleton's new action drama Four Brothers.
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