Friday night, the Props to Hip-Hop classic rap tribute showcase plays its biggest show yet at B.B. King. For the past two years, TruStatement Entertainment's Props to Hip-Hop concert series has created an audience for a live hip-hop homage. With a full band playing the beats and some of the city' ... More >>
Here's a hard truth that needs to be told and heard and understood: OutKast aren't getting back together. They just aren't. Stankonia, their last proper release as a bonafide duo, was 13 years ago. Andre is going to be Jimi Hendrix. Big Boi is making music with Phantogram and Wavves. They've moved o ... More >>
Coming to an arena near you this weekend: Jay-Z and Kanye West. Kanye West and Jay-Z's grandiose Watch The Throne tour comes to the New York City area tomorrow, and sticks around through next weekthe pair perform at the Izod Center on Saturday and Sunday, and at Madison Square Garden o ... More >>
...despite these black marks, Is This It was a decade-defining record that set the agenda for how rock sounded and even looked throughout the aughts. More importantly, Is This It remains (takes deep breath, steels self for commenter rage) the single best album released in the past 10 years."
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Tonight, Voice contributor and hip-hop sommelier Ben Westhoff will read from Dirty South, his look at the populist rise of rap music from the southern states, at Williamsburg's Book Thug Nation. The book focuses on the bigger names to have emerged from the south, with chapters based around Bi ... More >>
Today in "parties you weren't invited to" news: It appears that Outkast's Big Boi has been hanging out with Modest Mouse, who are working on their upcoming album, this week. In a series of tweets, Daddy Fat Sax announced that he-- and Grammy-winning producer Chris "Mouche" Carmouche--had be ... More >>
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Sasha Grey is one of the most famous porn stars of our generation, and perhaps the first to achieve true crossover success, with starring roles in Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience and HBO's Entourage. You probably know her by name, face, and maybe even v ... More >>
Say what you want about Animal Collective's recent turn as wedding music for the shrillest people alive, they will probably always have a better record collection than you. To wit: The line-up for May's AnCo-curated All Tomorrow's Parties Festival in Minehead, England just added OutKast funka ... More >>
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Monday, September 6
Better than: The vast majority of other greatest-hits sets performed in bowling alleys.
So Big Boi, as someone in his management circle is explaining before tonight's festivities beg ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, our cover story is on the Nitrous Mafia, the gas-fueled drug gang that is terrorizing music festivals up and down both coasts. Elsewhere, Rob Harvilla talks with OutKast's Big Boi on the long-delayed occasion of the release of Sir Lucious Left Foot, Jessica Hoppe ... More >>
Above, the scene at Ella; below, the nefarious Corona-based secret door at Stay. Pics by Puja. New York City's downtown party scene adheres to a finely tuned set of rules. It's one of those things that everyone understands and no one talks about--a delicate balance of power that's main ... More >>
Law & Order ends its 20-year run tonight. Throughout the show's long reign, phalanxes of honorable detectives have cleaned the New York streets of crime and debris while throwing out witty one-liners and re-enacting plotlines ripped from real-life headlines. Grabbing a cameo on the show has a ... More >>
We don't know why Big Boi from Outkast talking to penguins is charming, but it is. This appears to be a promotional spot for Sea World in Orlando, but maybe it's part of another confusing project like Idlewild.
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Phosphorescent (Club De Ville)
SXSW Wednesday Night, March 18
I would declare that a bunch of Decemberists fans crowding the front of the stage four hours before the sea shanties etc. even begin just to insure their spot is not exactly Atlanta r&b space-cadet Janelle Moná ... More >>