Live In The Cipher rates and reviews Big Boi, a member of the legendary hip hop group Outkast, latest release Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. Join the team for our interactive rate and review process where your opinion counts. See if Big Boi can continue to deliver the quality music that he is known to bring his fans.
Artist Review: Big Boi
Antwan André Patton, better known by his stage name Big Boi, is an American rapper, song-writer, record producer and actor, best known for being a member of American hip hop duo OutKast alongside André 3000. His work in the duo has produced six studio albums. During the duo's hiatus, he and André 3000 each announced plans to release a solo album. Big Boi's solo debut Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty was released in July 2010 to respectable sales and critical acclaim.
He had a strong interest in hip-hop music, and met André "3000" Benjamin while attending Tri Cities High School in the early-1990s. The two eventually joined forces as OutKast and signed with LaFace Records.
Patton has often used his lyrics to criticize the problems that plague both the African American community and the world. An example is 2003's "War", a scathing attack on the Bush administration and the War on Terror. Another example is 2008's "Sumthin's Gotta Give" with Mary J. Blige talking about the state of America and Barack Obama.
After four increasingly successful albums as a duo, the members of OutKast chose to make two solo albums, and release them as a double album under the OutKast name. André 3000 released The Love Below and Big Boi Speakerboxxx. The two albums were packaged together as Speakerboxxx/The Love Below in 2003. Speakerboxxx featured a style similar to OutKast's previous efforts, while The Love Below explored more offbeat territory, with André 3000 mainly singing rather than his usual rapping. One song from each album was released in September 2003 as a single.
Patton's choice was the single "The Way You Move", featuring Sleepy Brown. It was originally supported by urban radio, but then crossed over to pop charts and became almost as big a pop hit as Benjamin's "Hey Ya!". "The Way You Move" supplanted "Hey Ya!" as the #1 song on the US pop charts. The second single from Big Boi's side of the album was "Ghetto Musick", which featured both members of OutKast and a sample from Patti LaBelle's "Love, Need & Want You".
In 2007 after the sixth album under the OutKast name, Idlewild, Big Boi announced plans to release a full fledged solo album. While he had released a previous solo album in Speakerboxxx, it still was technically under the OutKast name. The album was to be titled Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. The album's first promotional single, "Royal Flush", was released in 2007, and featured Raekwon and André 3000. Over the next few years the album saw many delays, but multiple promotional and video singles were released such as "Shine Blockas" featuring Gucci Mane, "For Yo Sorrows" featuring George Clinton and Too $hort and "General Patton" featuring Big Rube.
The first official single was "Shutterbugg" featuring Cutty and the second "Follow Us" featuring Vonnegutt. The album was released internationally on July 5. Guest artists include alternative urban songstress Janelle Monae; Big Boi's own new group Vonnegutt; plus established rappers T.I. and B.o.B. Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty received general acclaim from most music critics, earning praise for its inventive sound, varied musical style, and Big Boi's lyricis.
In a July 2010 interview for The Village Voice, Big Boi revealed that he is working on the follow-up album to Sir Lucious Left Foot, entitled Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, stating that he is "maybe about six songs into it". It is expected for a late-2012 release.
On February 27, 2011, it was announced that Big Boi is creating a joint album along with rappers Mike Bigga and Pill. Later that day, Big Boi posted on his Twitter account that he was mixing Mike Bigga's album entitled, "PL3DGE".
Big Boi announced on May 24, 2012 that he was about 80% complete with his next solo release. He also revealed that both he and Andre 3000 would be releasing solo projects prior to any Outkast project.
On June 9, Big Boi announced via Twitter that he will be releasing "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors" on November 13. That date was later pushed back to December 11, 2012 on November 1st when he debuted the cover. The first single from the album is "Mama Told Me" featuring Kelly Rowland. The album featured guest appearences from A$AP Rocky, Ludacris, T.I., Little Dragon, Kelly Rowland and B.o.B.
Big Boi revealed that he is already ten songs deep into his third as of now untitled studio album
Live in the cipher show brings you Slum Village's B Sides release for your listening pleasure. The latest release from this legendary hip hop group from Detroit is compiled from previously unreleased material spanning their journey in hip hop. From the beginning stages to the post J.Dilla stage. Featuring collaborations with De La Soul, Phife, Marsha Ambrosius, Questlove, and more this release has something for all hip hop heads.
Judging from the past works of this talented group this is certainly to be a project filled with lyrics and the production will be tight. Join us for our interactive review process and see if this project measures up to the past works. Only on bks1 radio Live In The Cipher show your opinion counts in our process, so join us let your thoughts be heard on Slum Village and/or the state of hip hop in general. Special In Studio Guests: First Grade Assembly aka 1GA. MC's call in 646-233-1302 and spit your hot 16. Follow us on twitter @liveinthecipher
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Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. (born September 25, 1980), better known by his stage name T.I., by his nickname Tip and by his alter ego T.I.P., is an American hip hop recording artist, film and music producer, actor and author. He is also the founder and co-chief executive officer (CEO) of Grand Hustle Records.
T.I. has released seven studio albums (I'm Serious, Trap Muzik, Urban Legend, King, T.I. vs. T.I.P., Paper Trail, and No Mercy) with the most recent five being highly successful on the commercial market. He has released such successful singles as "Bring Em Out", "What You Know", "Big Shit Poppin' (Do It)", "Swagga Like Us" (featuring Kanye West, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne), "Whatever You Like", "Live Your Life" (featuring Rihanna), "Dead and Gone" (featuring Justin Timberlake), "Got Your Back" (featuring Keri Hilson) and "That's All She Wrote" (featuring Eminem).
He has served two stints in county jail, twice for probation violations and a federal prison bid for a U.S. federal weapons charge. While serving 11 months in prison he released his seventh studio album, No Mercy. T.I. has also had a successful acting career, starring in the films Takers and ATL.
Born and raised in the Bronx, Leesa Dean attended LaGuardia HS of the Arts and Wesleyan University and has a BFA. Her underground comic book, Chilltown (Zeric Award winner for Best Indy Book), has been featured in The Source, Spin & Vibe Magazines as well as numerous national newspapers and radio. Primarily a writer, she has sold a number of television scripts—including ones to HBO producers Two Oceans Entertainment and BET—but was always "in development." Frustrated, she taught herself how to animate five years ago and, solo guerilla-style, has completed three full series: Chilltown, The Danger Squad and Lele's Sex Advice Show, all set to launch Chilltowntv.the official home of the hip-hop oriented, animated web comedy, Chilltown.
Based on the hit underground comic book and created, written and animated by Leesa Dean, it revolves around the lives and mis-adventures of three underground hip-hop heads(G, Marv and Plad) straight outta Chilltown, NJ. Added in the mix: G's wannabe mogul cousin K Deuce and Lele, K Deuce's girl. Designed, at times, to skewer pop & rap culture, many of the episodes center around the music biz. Starring comedy stars Wil Sylvince (Wayans Brothers, Chapelle Show, Patrice O'Neal), Dante Nero (Patrice O'Neal, Chappelle Show, co-host Black Phillip Show), Victor Cruz (Law & Order, Blue Bloods, Victor Cruz Radio Show), Richie Bulldog (Richie Bulldog Certified) and Gil T (HBO Def Comedy All-Star Jam, Apollo Comedy Hour, Showtime's Comedy Club), the series features original music by producer DJ Wally Pish Posh (Alicia Keys, Black Star, Basketball Wives, Hip-hop Honors.) Chilltown is rated MA for strong language.
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Special Guest: WHiiTEBOY
WHiiTEBOY, twenty-three years old and raised in the Southward of Newark New Jersey, has come a long way from the hardships associated with living in the ghetto. Blessed with an incredible lyrical ability, his music serves as a window into his soul. WHiiTEBOY laces his music with wisdom and experience, serving as a memoir of his personal struggles and triumphs. His ability to seamlessly thread inspirational concepts and stories into a song has given him recognition throughout the New Jersey scene, and worldwide.
His versatile stance on music, combined with his unbridled ambition and marketable appearance, is destined to take him far in this industry. His strong team of EiE Entertainment and Talent Source Agency ensure that failure is not an option. He has also made an appearance on the VH1 Show ICE T'S Rap School, went on the American Most Wanted tour with Cash Money Records. In addition he opened for Maino in 2011 on the Maino Hustle Hard Buzz Tour. Living by the creed, "Expression Is Everything", it is certain that the game will never be the same once influenced by WHiiTEBOY'S perspective on life and the industry.
Live In The Cipher artist review for the night will be a collaborative effort between Termanology & Fame. They join forces to bring us the Fizzyology project. Join our interactive review process where your opinion counts. Special Guest: MC’s call in 646-233-1302 spit your hot 16 and ask your questions about hip hop and the state of hip hop.
Special Guest: Dub G
Dub G (Determination Ultimately Brings Greatness) Born April 29th 1989, Hometown: Irvington NJ An Original member of the Secret Society Franchise (06) , Co founder of Korruption (2011) with fellow Secret Society member King Braize, but more importantly an Uncle & Brother (Baby of 5). Early 2011 recruited RobGetIt who would become 1 half of the most controversial rap dues out of jersey to go viral #FBOTNation alongside "Mars".
Dub is currently working behind the scenes as a talent scout & ghostwriter preparing but has hinted at returning to the front line. Dub G has worked w/ fellow Jersey a artist from Lilly Black, TaxG, King Braize, Avarex, Kherk Cobain (151 Feva gang), Tah G Ali, Rob Get-It, Mars & Haff from 151 Feva Gang
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