Posted in RAP NEWSNovember 15, 2012
Andre 3000 says that he is “kind of up in the air” about making new music. With five-plus years since their last project Idlewild, fans have been feverishly anticipating the return of the original ATLiens Outkast. Now, in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the duo’s less prolific member Andre 3000 speaks on the possibility of his solo career and a reunion with his partner Big Boi.
Posted in RAP NEWSAugust 9, 2011
OutKast rapper Big Boi was arrested by the Miami police on Sunday for drug possession. The officers found ecstasy and other drugs in his possession, Reuters reports. Later, the lawyer of the hip-hop artist said the substances were “contraband”.
Rap singer Big Boi is in trouble. On Sunday, at the end of a ship cruise, the customs officials stopped him and after a quick search they found ecstasy, MDMA powder and Viagra in his possession. When they asked him to show them if he had any prescription for the drugs, he admitted he had none. The Miami Herald reports that he was taken into police custody and put in jail in the afternoon, but was released a few hours later, after posting a 16,000 dollars bond.
The lawyer of the rapper said the drugs weren’t for his client’s own use and that ther substances were actually “contraband”. Earlier that day, Big Boi, whose real name is Antwan Patton had tweeted “Fresh Out Baby!”. A little later he posted another message: “…they said it was the Love Boat…”. His attorney, Daniel Kane, explained that his client was spending time with some friends and that the amount of drugs found was small and not even in his own bags. “While Big Boi was traveling with his group and friends, a small amount of contraband was found in the collective luggage.” He believes that his client will face no charges in the end. “I am confident when the entire facts are aired Big Boi will be completely exonerated.”
Rapper Big Boi, 36, started gaining popularity with OutKast, a duo that he formed with Andre 3000. They have produced six albums and had several hits, including “Mrs. Jackson” in 2002, which has earned them a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group, and “Hey Ya” in 2003 which also won a Grammy in 2004. He began his solo work in 2003 and released one of his most popular singles, “The Way You Are.”
Posted in UncategorizedJune 16, 2010
Posted: Wednesday – June 16, 2010
Andre 3000 is one of the rappers that went on Drake’s collaboration wish list for his debut album, Thank Me Later, but a verse from 3 Stacks is noticeably absent from the LP, which is loaded with big-name features.
Explaining why Dre didn’t make the cut to VIBE, Drake said that the emcee, who is one half of rap duo Outkast, would like him to prove himself before they jumped on a track together.
“I really tried to do a song with Andre 3000, but I think it was meant for my second album,” reasoned Drake. “Dre is one of those people that needs you to do a little more. He’s one of those people that believe in his craft so much that he needs you to do more than just be over hyped or just famous. In his mind, I have to prove myself and truth is, I do. That’s just being real. I have a lot of work to do, so I actually respect him for that.”
Drake also said that for his next album, which will reportedly be titled Moments, he will have a lot less features. “I think on the second album I’ll probably only have two features. I have a few people in mind and Dre probably will be one of them,” he added.
The Canadian rapper’s first major label effort, Thank Me Later, was released online and in stores yesterday (June 15). Expectations are high and industry estimates place first week sales in the 500,000 range.