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After a rigorous journey filled with plenty of ups and downs and false starts, Chicago-based rapper Gemstones (formerly known as Gemini) has finally arrived at his moment. Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Gemstones first stepped onto the national stage as a primary artist on Lupe Fiasco’s 1st and 15th imprint. Memorable appearances on Fiasco’s LPs Food…

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Though it looks like a new OutKast album or even a solo project is still a ways off, André 3000 does have something new up his sleeve. The legendary emcee has plans under way to release a T-Shirt line featuring the quotes from the eye catching jumpsuits that he wore during OutKast’s reunion tour. Last…

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OutKast returned to an Atlanta stage to perform for the first time in nearly a decade. To celebrate their 20-year anniversary, the duo curated a three-day festival at Centennial Olympic Park called ATLast. The festival featured more than 20 acts and hosted approximately 60,000 spectators. Click continue to view the seven most amazing moments from OutKast’s ATLast weekend.

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On Monday, Sept. 22, Hollywood celebrated the Jimi Hendrix biopic, Jimi: All Is By My Side starring André 3000 with a special screening of the film. In attendance were cast member André “3000” Benjamin (OutKast); director and writer John Ridley (writer, 12 Years a Slave); composer Danny Bramson (music producer, Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous); producer Brandon Freeman; and composer and guitarist Waddy Wachtel. Special guests…

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Semi-reclusive hip-hop star Andre 3000 has been touring this year with his former partner Big Boi as a reunited OutKast; but the Atlanta emcee reveals in an interview with the New York Times’ Jon Caramanica that it has been a trying experience. Admitting that these 20th anniversary shows have been a show of appreciation to the fans, Dre admitted that he doesn’t want to keep doing this.

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Since the release of her 2006 debut album Kajmere, Seattle based songstress Choklate has been a mainstay in the soul music scene. The sultry voiced natural alto says she just tries to make music from a genuine place and let’s the honesty of it speak for itself. “All of the music that I make is from…

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OutKast will end their summer tour where it all started. According to a report by Creative Loafing, OutKast will perform a concert at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on September 27. The show will start at 5 p.m. and feature several special guests. OutKast announced their return to the stage at the top of 2014 and…

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OutKast has been announced as the headliner for this year’s BET Experience at L.A. Live. The reunited duo of André 3000 and Big Boi will close out the second day of the three-day fest at the Staples Center in downtown L.A. on Saturday, June 28. DJ Khaled will host Saturday’s hip-hop-heavy lineup, which will also…

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Andre 3000 and Big Boi of Outkast performed onstage at 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The duo came out in a giant, opaque cube, launching into their frenetic hit “Bombs over Baghdad (B.O.B.).” Andre 3000, dressed in a one-piece jumpsuit with a gigantic tag that…

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When OutKast announced their reunion in early 2014, it was if light finally shined on fans who have wandered aimlessly in the dark since 2006 (the year OutKast released their last album, Idlewild). Andre 3000 and Big Boi, the tandem responsible for the rise of Atlanta’s thriving hip-hop scene, were coming back and all would…

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With OutKast’s Big Boi making headlines by joining a new high-powered management firm, his partner Andre 3000 seems to also be making some new, attention-grabbing associations. The legendary Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin was honored at a glitzy event at the Ritz-Carlton in New York City in celebration of her 72nd birthday, and the iconic singer revealed that she’s working on new music.

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