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Dec
17
Big Boi Narrates ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

Big Boi

If you haven’t felt the Christmas spirit yet, here’s something that may do the trick. Big Boi recites the full version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” as part of Noisey’s first annual Christmas special.

Fresh off the release of his sophomore album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, Daddy Fat Sacks kicks back in a comfy leather chair and reads Dr. Seuss’ Christmas classic, even rapping parts as he puts his own spin on it.

Boys and girls, gather ’round and listen as Sir Lucious Left Foot remixes the Christmas story.

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Dec
11
Big Boi and Kelly Rowland Perform ‘Mama Told Me’ on ‘The View’

Kelly Rowland and Big Boi

With his sophomore album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors in stores today, Big Boi stopped by “The View” to perform the first single “Mama Told Me” with Kelly Rowland. The OutKast MC ripped the mic, while the sexy Kelly looked beautiful in black as she laid down the hook on the ’80s electro-funk jam.

When asked about an OutKast reunion, Big Boi replied, “Probably eventually. I’m waiting on my partner [André 3000], whenever he’s ready.”

During his appearance, Big also met up backstage with Martha Stewart, who he calls “Macaroni Martha.”

Vicious Lies has been receiving praise from critics. Entertainment Weekly gave it an A-, writing, “It almost makes the calls to get the iconic duo back together seem silly, when the next-level mothership has already landed.”

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Dec
11
The Game and Big Boi Visit ’106 & Park’

Game

Big Boi and The Game both drop new albums today, but they kicked off the festivities early with an appearance on Monday’s “106 & Park.”

The OutKast rapper plugged his sophomore set Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors and shared his plans for Christmas, how his collaboration with A$AP Rocky came about, and the craziest rumor he’s heard about himself. He also revealed that he’s nine songs into recording his next solo album.

Fresh from his appearance on “The Howard Stern Show,” Game spoke about celebrating his birthday with eight parties, working out (he demonstrated his strength by picking up Bow Wow), and his new label Rolex Records, a collaboration with Stat Quo.

He also revealed that he plans to buy 25 Rolexes for his friends this Christmas and confirmed that the next single off Jesus Piece will be the D’Angelo-sampled “All That (Lady).”

Never one to shy away from controversy, he also weighed in on his competition this week, which includes Big Boi and Bruno Mars. “I got four No. 1 albums and let’s just say this about to be No. 5,” said a confident Game, who broke down some of his famous lyrics “Inside the Rappers Studio.”

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Dec
8
Big Boi and Little Dragon Perform ‘Mama Told Me’ on ‘Late Night’

Big Boi and Little Dragon

Big Boi lit up “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on Friday with his ’80s electro-funk jam “Mama Told Me.” Instead of Kelly Rowland, the OutKast rapper was joined by Little Dragon during his entertaining performance.

The Flush-produced song originally featured the Swedish pop band, but due to a business matter out of their control, they were replaced with Kelly on the official single. The latter version appears on Big Boi’s sophomore album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, in stores Tuesday.

You can watch the performance and download the original below.

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Dec
3
New Music: Big Boi f/ Kid Cudi – ‘She Hates Me’

Kid Cudi and Big Boi

Big Boi gets no love on “She Hates Me,” his collaboration with Kid Cudi. The OutKast MC wonders what went wrong with his relationship, while his G.O.O.D. Music co-star sets out to win back his girl’s heart.

“I’ma make her love me again,” croons Cudi, who leaves the rapping to Big Boi.

The moody record can be found on Big Boi’s upcoming album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors (Dec. 11), while Cudi’s album Indicud will be out next year.

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Nov
26
New Music: Big Boi f/ T.I. & Ludacris – ‘In the A’

Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors

Big Boi reps for his hometown on “In the A” featuring fellow ATLiens T.I. and Ludacris. The boisterous cut, produced by Showdown, DJ Aries, and Black Owned C-Bone, appears on his sophomore album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, due December 11. ATL stand up.

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Nov
21
Video: Big Boi f/ Kelly Rowland – ‘Mama Told Me’

Big Boi and Kelly Rowland

Big Boi serves up a feast for the eyes in the vibrant video for “Mama Told Me” featuring Kelly Rowland. The Syndrome-directed clip was shot in Los Angeles against a green screen.

“The video is going to be a surreal fantasy land, in which me and the beautiful Kelly Rowland are going to really electrify your mind,” said the OutKast rapper, who described the concept of the ’80s electro funk record. “The song was basically an ode to my mom, just a lot of stuff she taught me coming up that made me the man I am today.”

Kelly rocks a blonde wig and feathery coat in her sexy scenes. “I’m so excited to be working with Big on this project,” said the “ICE” singer. “The whole idea behind ‘Mama Told Me’—the song, the feeling of it, the vibe, and now the video complementing the song just takes it to another level.”

Big Boi’s sophomore album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors is due December 11 featuring A$AP Rocky, T.I., Ludacris, B.o.B, and more.

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