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Big Boi and Terry Riley: You didn't see this one coming, did you?
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May 17, 2011 The father of minimalism and half of OutKast, together at last. (Now, where's that collaboration?)
For Your Sorrows: Big Boi's label balked at releasing his album, so he leaked tracks via his own Twitter feed.
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December 29, 2010 Hearing a song before its release used to be thrilling. This year it was all part of the plan.
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December 1, 2010 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Aloe Blacc, Arcade Fire and more artists from A to B.
July 26, 2010 Walmart offers a free promotional mp3 of Big Boi performance, "while supplies last."
The elusive Sir Lucious, which dropped July 6 and is still not in my possession.
July 20, 2010 Today marks two weeks since Big Boi dropped Sir Lucious Leftfoot, Son of Chico Dusty, and I still don't own it, even though I really, really want to. And I'm not the only one.
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.
June 22, 2010 On this edition of All Songs Considered, host Bob Boilen talks with NPR Music's Frannie Kelley, Amy Schriefer and Sami Yenigun about their favorite songs for getting your groove on this summer. Hear new music from Swedish pop singer Robyn, Kylie Minogue, Big Boi, a special premiere of a new track by Scissor Sisters and more.
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May 27, 2010 What's in Big Boi's "Shutterbug" video? A severed head, rockstar puppets, solo cup towers, Tron-like dancers, and a mountain made of kicks. Awesome, right?
May 4, 2010 On this edition of All Songs Considered, host Bob Boilen chats with NPR Music producers Frannie Kelley, Lars Gotrich and Patrick Jarenwattananon about some of their favorite new metal, noise, jazz and hip-hop songs.
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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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