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The Live Review – Big Boi at Pitchfork Music Festival [WITH VIDEO]

Big thanks to our operative, who shot video from the pit with his flip cam

July 18, 2010, Union Park, Chicago. The Pitchfork Music Festival. The sun had been beating down all day, and everything stunk. People were laid out in the grass, asleep next to piles of empty beer cups, wiped out after a whole weekend of beers, ironic eyewear, sun, and (mostly deserved) hype.

Across the park, Major Lazer paraded their (awesome) freak show all over the prod and all over each other in the blaring sun. Just as their hyperactive set closed, the sun dipped behind the trees, and instantly the vibe cooled down. Plumes of smoke popped into the air, beers were finished hastily, and as the sun went down, the hands went up, and Big Boi stormed the prod.

Backed by DJ Cutmaster Swiff, bass, guitar, and a horn section, Big ripped through an opening medley of all of his best Outkast verses. “ATLiens”, “So Fresh So Clean”, “B.O.B.”, “Rosa Parks”, “Ms. Jackson”, “Skew it on The Bar-B” and more all blended into each other, making it clear the Big was not afraid to give the people what they wanted, clearing the way for his new stuff by blasting all of his greatest hits (and DAMN there were a lot of them) before breaking into all the best from Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty.


“The Way You Move”

New tracks “Daddy Fat Sax”, “Fo Yo Sorrows”, “Follow Us” (Complete with a Vonegutt appearance), “General Patton” (which sounded like the APOCALYPSE), “Shine Blockas” and “Shutterbugg” all KILLED, with half the crowd singing along…which he seemed genuinely happy about…his fans had already memorized every word to his solo stuff, the same way they did every Outkast song, and every song he ever will do.


“Follow Us”

The show never stopped for a second, not even when Black Owned C-Bone did two trunk rattling tracks of his own while Big did the greatest backup dance ever.

The show closed with “You Ain’t No DJ”, and after a big and humble “thank you”, Sir Lucious left the prod with his best foot forward, leaving everyone wanting more. In a short one-hour set, he reminded the world why he (and Outkast) is one of the greatest of all time, and more importantly, that his new music stands up just as well (if not better) than some of his older verses. Or, as he says in “Follow Us”: “I used to be the shit/Now I’m just Big, ya dig?”.

Big Boi Performing “Shutterbugg” on Leno [VIDEO]

Big Boi smashed Leno’s prod last night with a live version of “Shutterbugg” and it was ridiculous. You can tell by the performance and the musical arrangement that Big has had this in the works for a long time, and he was hungry to take the prod. Check out the performance below to get a good sense of what Big’s upcoming shows (pitchfork anyone?) will look like.

New Big Boi Video For “Follow Us” [VIDEO]

Yet another genius video from Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son Of Chico Dusty. Check out the video (fur coats and seafood y’all) for “Follow Us” (Ft. Vonegutt) right here and enjoy.

Buy Andre 3000’s New Song “All Together Now” On iTunes

That’s right, there’s new Dre music for sale, so run to the itunes store and get your fix.

You heard the track (a cover of the best ending for a Beatles movie ever) “All Together Now” in an amazing ad for Nike, and now you can buy it to blast on repeat until the next dose of new three stacks music. Check out the Nike spot below and click here to buy Andre 3000 – “All Together Now” on itunes.

The Road To Sir Lucious Left Foot Pts. 3 & 4 [VIDEO]

Walk with Big Boi as he prepares for Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty to come out (on July 6th). In these two videos, he celebrates his birthday in Athens, hangs with Yelawolf, and visits his old high school. Check out part 3 right here, and part 4 after the jump.