Iconic Patchwerk Studios releases documentary for 25th anniversary

PatchWerk Studios is not only known as the sound of Atlanta but it also provides a soundtrack for a culture. From the moment travelers deplane after landing at the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International, they hear the voice of Atlanta mayor Andre Dickens welcoming them to the city. Those voiceovers were recorded at PatchWerk as […]

Exclusive: Former teen prodigy Raury explains where he’s been lately

Raury, the former teenage music prodigy who opened for OutKast in the duo’s final concert weekend in Atlanta in 2014, 2015 XXL Freshman List member who has worked with the likes of Ye and Jaden Smith, stopped by rolling out to explain what could have been perceived as a hiatus in recent years. He recently […]

‘Hey Ya!’ OutKast digs deep for pending docu-series

Big Boi stopped by Apple Music over the weekend and revealed that he had in his possession footage that will make the “greatest OutKast documentary ever.” The “Player’s Ball” MC stated he’s been sitting on hours of concert footage of him and Andre 3000 hitting the road and performing at concerts between 1998 to 2000. […]

Dallas Austin discusses importance of creativity at Lil Nas X event

Dallas Austin doesn’t thirst for any additional attention on himself. The musician, record producer, songwriter and film producer understands his impact on the culture, and that’s the only reward he said he needs while living in Atlanta, the city that started it all for him. “I’m going to keep my flowers while I’m here in […]

Want to learn more about Drake and the Weeknd? Sign up for new college course

If you thought you knew everything about Drake and The Weeknd, you might want to think again, register for a few classes and brush up. The Toronto power forces of hip-hop and R&B will be the subjects of a new college course at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The course will be titled RTA 950: […]

André 3000 talks about collab with Kanye West on ‘Life of the Party’

Outkast’s Andre 3000 has been making news, while Drake and Kanye West continue to have their issues as both dropped albums in the past two weeks. Andre 3000 flexed his skills on the track “Life of the Party” which was supposed to appear on Kanye’s tenth album Donda which dropped on Aug. 29. Kanye teased […]

OutKast drops new video to commemorate 25th anniversary of ‘ATLiens’ release

Outkast celebrated the 25th anniversary of the release of its classic sophomore album ATLiens on Aug. 25. The ATL duo released a 25th Anniversary Edition re-issue of the album, which comes with instrumental variants of every track. In addition, several vinyl variants will be available, including a Neon Green & Blue Galaxy vinyl courtesy of […]

André 3000 starring in new Netflix film ‘White Noise’ (photos)

Rap legend André 3000 has seemingly left music in his rearview mirror but he has not retired from entertainment altogether. André Lauren Benjamin, 46, one-half of the iconic OutKast group alongside Antwan André “Big Boi” Patton, has signed up to star in a new thriller for Netflix titled White Noise. White Noise is described as […]

OutKast’s Big Boi gears up for new DIY TV series

Big Boi has solidified his place in music history as being part of one of the greatest groups of all time and now he’s gearing up to share some of his successful swag with a few up-and-coming artists. The more talkative half of OutKast is developing a TV series inspired by he and his crew’s […]

Big Boi lists the Dungeon Family’s iconic home on Airbnb

Big Boi of the legendary hip-hop duo Outkast has partnered with Airbnb for Black Music Month and is offering the home he and his Dungeon Family cohorts recorded their first albums in up for listing. The Atlanta home is being listed for $25 a night on select dates this June and July. Big Boi bought […]

Big Boi lists the legendary Dungeon Family house on Airbnb

Atlanta’s own Big Boi has turned the Dungeon Family Atlanta home studio into an Airbnb property, according to Rolling Stone. Commonly known as The Dungeon to music fans and industry heads, the iconic residence is where Outkast and the Dungeon Family recorded timeless music together and it will now serve as an Airbnb location for […]

Andre 3000 drops new capsule clothing collection

Outkast’s Andre 3000 made a rare appearance on social media on Tuesday, Feb. 23, and announced on Instagram that he just dropped a new clothing capsule collection. The assortment consists of long-sleeve and short-sleeve t-shirts, a hoodie and a 4×6 print of his drawing with an ant reading a book.  Prices of Dre’s merchandise range […]

Killer Mike says Blacks deserve huge stake in cannabis industry

Killer Mike is standing on the front lines as usual and this time the cause and fight is for the legalization of marijuana and Black people getting a fair cut into the billion dollar industry. In July, he and his Run the Jewels partner El-P partnered with cannabis company Cookies and Lemonnade to create their […]

Did you know ‘SpottieOttieDopaliscious’ is Jon Ossoff’s walk-on music?

Jon Ossoff’s walk-on music? “SpottieOttieDopaliscious” When’s the last time you voted for a White guy who knew anything about hip-hop? Yeah, Jon Ossoff probably isn’t hitting the club anytime soon, but he grew up imprinted by Atlanta’s music scene. “Hey look, I grew up listening to Atlanta hip-hop. I grew up listening to OutKast, you […]

OutKast teams up with Meals on Wheels to share a few family secrets

ATL’s backbone Outkast recently reunited again to share some love and soul food over the Christmas season. Andre 3000 and Big Boi partnered with Meals on Wheels Atlanta to share a few of their families’ holiday recipes for the nonprofit’s Pass It Down holiday campaign. Very rarely seen on social media, 3 Stacks penned only […]

Erykah Badu details the evolution of her relationship with Andre 3000

Erykah Badu is opening up about the evolution of her relationship with Andre 3000. In a new interview, the Baduizm singer revealed she and the Outkast star skipped the friendship phase and jumped straight into a relationship when they began dating 25 years ago. “When we became boyfriend and girlfriend in the ‘90s, we didn’t become […]

Eminem shares story of André 3000 instead of responding to Nick Cannon’s diss

Eminem was blasted by Nick Cannon who ripped him with the diss record, “Canceled: Invitation.” On the song, Cannon called Eminem  “The KKK of this generation.” But instead of responding to Cannon with a diss record, Eminem decided to post old school lyrics and share a story about André 3000. During an interview with Rick […]

Organized Noize shares how Atlanta became the new hip-hop mecca

When Rico Wade, Ray Murray and Sleepy Brown — collectively known as Organized Noize — decided to embark on a journey in music in the early 1990s, a music scene barely existed in Atlanta. Overshadowed by hip-hop artists in New York and, at times, Los Angeles, Atlanta artists often failed to achieve national attention. However, […]

Big Boi launches ‘ATLiens’ clothing during Super Bowl halftime show

Big Boi represented Atlanta’s vibrant music scene with his performance during the Super Bowl LIII halftime show. Arriving on the field in an old school Cadillac, Big Boi opened his performance by rapping the hook to his 2005 hit “Kryptonite” before performing “The Way You Move” with Adam Levine an Sleepy Brown. Big Boi’s clothing […]

30 signs you were raised in the ‘real’ Atlanta

All eyes will be on Atlanta as the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl on Feb. 3. Beyond the big game, Atlanta’s culture will also take center stage. Before the city became synonymous with rap music and reality TV, Atlantans lived by their own cultural rules. Rolling out created a list that will resonate with Atlantans. […]