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Antwan "Big Boi" Patton

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    Lizzo at Triple Rock, 12/28/13

    Lizzo: Lizzobangers Release Partywith Lazerbeak and Plain Ole BillTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisSaturday, December 28, 2013Having taken her act on the road with Har Mar Superstar for a good chunk of the tail-end of 2013, Lizzo returned to Minneapolis for a solo performance to finally celebrate ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013
  • Music

    August 7, 2013

    Summer Set returns this weekend

    The music and camping festival aims to get one big party going

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Summer Set Festival 2013 lineup

    Finally, the weather is warming up, and... dare we say it? Summer looks like it's actually on the horizon. It's time to get out your sunblock, your sunglasses, and your camping gear, because the Summer Set Music & Camping Festival lineup was just announced, and it's a good one. Just a short drive ... More >>

  • Music

    February 6, 2013

    Get Cryphy turns five

    The DJ crew that taught local hip-hop heads to love club bangers celebrates half a decade

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Jennifer Lawrence and SNL remind us Minnesota radio still lacks hip hop

    Saturday Night Live still thinks the state of hip hop radio in the Twin Cities is laughable. Over the weekend, we returned to the fictional studios of B-108 in Shakopee, "Minnesota's home for blazing hip hop," for another early morning joke at our scene's expense. This time, guest The Hunger Games s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Big Boi at Epic, 11/9/12

    Big Boiwith Get CryphyEpic, MinneapolisNovember 9, 2012"One more?" the DJ asked. He stood there awkwardly at the corner of the stage, not sure what to do with himself. "Big Boi, one more?"For an uncomfortably long couple minutes Friday night, it looked like Big Boi's DJ hadn't gotten the memo about ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012
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    November 7, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Yelawolf at Epic, 10/19/12

    YelawolfWith Vajra, Trouble Andrew, and RittzEpic, MinneapolisOctober 19, 2012  Yelawolf was in a weird mood from the jump on Friday night at Epic. And by jump I mean the shocking plummet he took from the second-floor balcony at the club in the beginning of his set. Hands down the most memorabl ... More >>

  • Music

    May 23, 2012

    How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset Festival

    Minnesota's biggest annual hip-hop showcase enters its fifth year

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Soundset 2012 lineup announced, includes Big K.R.I.T.

    ​ Officially on its fifth year of making the Twin Cities a legitimate festival destination for hip-hop lovers, Soundset will celebrate a handful of years when it returns to Canterbury on Sunday, May 27.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Up in the air: How Minneapolis became a flyover city for major rap artists

    ​It was 1998, the Smokin Grooves Tour was in its second year, and a group of friends and I were geeked out about going to the show. Public Enemy, Gang Starr, Wyclef Jean, Cypress Hill and others were booked, but everyone was waiting and most excited for Busta Rhymes, known for his killer live show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Yelawolf at First Avenue, 10/19/11

    Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterYelawolf at First Avenue in March​YelawolfOctober 19, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisFor his second appearance in Minneapolis, Alabama rapper Yelawolf ripped up a sold-out mainroom crowd of mostly diverse dudes in flat-brims and girls in short minis. For fans of Eminem wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Eyedea remembered at Soundset 2011

    Photos by Ben ClarkAt the end of this year's Soundset (read our full recap here), Face Candy closed out the Fifth Element stage by turning their set into a collaborative freestyle that was dedicated to the group's founder, Micheal Larsen, and it carried a somber tone that contrasted quite vividly wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011
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    May 26, 2011

    Soundset Series: Festival founders J-Bird, Slug, and Kevin Beacham

    Photos courtesy of Rhymesayers​The gigantic celebration of hip-hop that is the Soundset festival is already this Sunday. Now in its fourth year, this overwhelming explosion of rap, turntablism, graffiti, breakdancing, custom cars, skateboarding, and merchandise has proven itself a draw outside of ... More >>

  • Music

    May 25, 2011

    Atmosphere's Slug: We're just doing "our version of Gang Starr"

    Band ready for Soundset and new album The Family Sign

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Soundset Series: Big Boi, De La Soul, Slaughterhouse, and Curren$y

    Big Boi​Each year, much debate occurs from fans and festival organizers alike about who outside of the Rhymesayers roster is going to play Soundset.  In an attempt to both showcase a wide spectrum of regions and definitions of independent rap, Soundset manages to bring together some surprisin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Soundset 2011: Atmosphere, Big Boi, De La Soul, Doomtree, Brother Ali

    Big Boi co-headlines Soundset 2011​The Soundset festival revealed its much-anticipated 2011 lineup this morning, and there are a few national surprises amongst the local mainstays: In addition to headliners Atmosphere, Brother Ali, and the full Doomtree crew, this year's fest will feature sets by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Owl City and Big Boi collaborate on new record

    ​We're still sifting through the onslaught of interviews and other coverage that took place over the week of SXSW, but this caught our eyeballs: Apparently Owl City's next record is going to feature some sort of collaboration with OutKast's Big Boi.

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Girl Talk at First Avenue, 3/8/11

    Photo by Erik Hess​ After last night's sold-out Girl Talk show at First Avenue, classrooms across college campuses and cube farms in various office buildings probably feel a bit empty today. During peak time at the show it was clear a good portion of the city's twentysomethings were all dancing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2011

    Bassgasm 3 at First Avenue, 2/18/11

    Photo by Denis Jeong Plaster​The days of dancing until dawn in filthy warehouses may be long gone with the 90s, but it seems as though DJ ESP Woody McBride won't ever stop throwing parties where the main goal is to revive the good vibrations and soulful hedonism of 1995.  He doesn't always su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Best National Albums of 2010

    ​As 2010 winds to a close, many of us here at Gimme Noise have been hard at work drafting up as many lists as humanly possible. Rather than create on unified list of the national albums that we loved this year, we thought it more appropriate to post each of our individual picks for the best albums ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Lil Wayne to record whenever "logistically possible" upon release from prison

    ​Yesterday, Rolling Stone reported that upon his release from Rikers Prison this Thursday, Lil Wayne will record on the private plane flying him home. After that story hit the wires, undisclosed sources filled Gimme Noise in on some of the other transient locations - all of which are presentl ... More >>

  • Music

    September 22, 2010
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    September 15, 2010
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    July 22, 2010

    Pitchfork Music Festival 2010: Recap video

    Pitchfork Music Festival 2010 Recap from MPLS.TV on Vimeo.We are pleased to present the fruits of MPLS.TV's labor this past weekend at the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival. Check out this fantastic recap video featuring interviews with Big Boi, Raekwon, Ryan Schreiber of Pitchfork Media, Michael Showa ... More >>

  • Music

    May 5, 2010
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    March 31, 2010

    Janelle Monae talks inspiration, performing, and Atlanta

    Photo by Stacy SchwartzJanelle Monae at Stubb's during SXSW 2009​Janelle Monae was easily one of the best new artists we saw at SXSW in 2009, and we've been anxiously anticipating her next show in Minneapolis ever since. A larger-than-life performer, Monae kicked, danced, and stage dove her way th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009
  • Movies

    August 23, 2006

    About a Boi

    OutKast's Depression-era hip-hop musical has a loving respect for the old South

  • Movies

    June 7, 2006

    Not So Hot...

    Air conditioning helps as sequels and remakes compete for your summer movie dollar

  • News

    December 17, 2003

    The Soundtrack of Our Lives

    The Best Albums in the World Ever!! Okay, Maybe Just in This Town, Circa 2003

  • News

    December 17, 2003

    Now Hear This

    The Very Best Albums of 2003

  • Music

    October 15, 2003

    'Kast Away

    André's simply singing; Big Boi blows your brain into outer space

  • Music

    July 24, 2002

    The Flamin' Groovies

    Smokin' Grooves lights up hip hop's crossover crowd

  • Arts

    December 20, 2000
  • Music

    November 15, 2000

    Kast Party

    Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast leave the Dirty South for a land called Stankonia

  • Music

    July 7, 1999

    Song of Myself

    With her sophomore outing Da Real World, Missy Elliot empowers her pocketbook--and not much else

  • Arts

    January 13, 1999

    For the Record

    The music industry released 30,000 albums in 1998. You can live without 29,990 of them.

  • News

    December 30, 1998
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    October 14, 1998
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    September 24, 1997
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