Drive-By Bloggin’ “OUTKAST”

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I’m not exactly  sure what is going on here but I don’t like it. People have been trying to make the lack of a Outkast album into a beef. Sure, friends fight all of the time. Business partners have disagreements. With Big Boi and Andre 3000, you can see they are doing there best to avoid any controversy.

I personally feel that this would be a perfect time for the ATL legends to drop an album but all signs say NO.  Big Boi just released his second solo album to little to no fan fare, and Andre 3 stacks is making a Jimi Hendrix movie.   Also, Andre has expressed his disinterest in making music in several interviews.  Though he does peak his head out for a guest verse here and there.

Which brings me to his latest appearance(s). Andre used a verse on T.I.’s new album to address the lack of Outkast music. It was dope (first), and it also came across as sincere/remorseful for the lack of new Outkast material. Big Boi’s reaction was positive…but I still felt there was something more. Well Big Boi decided, with the consent of T.I. and Andre 3000, to add his own verse to the song. A remix basically…but not an Outkast remix says Andre. What?

In his words:

It’s important for me to be clear about the origins of my contributions to ‘Pink Matter’ and ‘Sorry.’

I was approached as a solo artist by both Frank Ocean & Tip. I discussed musical direction with each artist and completed my verses. It was after that when Big Boi’s name came up.

I never want to mislead our audience – I worried that some would think these were Outkast collaborations. These songs are not Outkast collaborations. I discussed this rationale with Big, Frank and T.I. and everyone agreed. That is why I was surprised to read about these remixes.

I understand that anyone can put out an unofficial remix to any song but I have an obligation to be honest with fans about what this is … and what it isn’t.

I truly understand the concern for the fans but toss them a bone. We know it wouldn’t mean that an Outkast album was on the way. It was a good idea for Big Boi to add a verse. Hey, maybe it would help his sales. I sure he did for the Kast fans. I don’t know about you guys but this is starting to get uncomfortable…

S/O SPIN.COM

 

 

Live Interview Tonite

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Tonight me and producer Kil will appear on the Baltimore Hip-Hop program Strictly Hip-Hop. We’ll be talking about our sophomore (FREE) album “You’re All Welcome“. Tune in at Midnight to listen.

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Drive-By Bloggin’ 9-13-2012 “DarkMan Edition”

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Dmx is officially more entertaining talking than rapping. Sorry. His prime was in those 1st four albums. Between the drug habit, jail time, weak album sales, and a appearance on the reality series “Couples Therapy” ( Which was actually good)…. “Darkman X” has essentially auditioned for the next season of “Unsung”.

I will say this, the man has a future in reality tv. His honesty is unrivaled. You can see the genuine squirm in his body language when he is asked a question that would require a “P.C.” answer. He is already on record for saying the following:

Rick Ross “All he talk about is eating”

Drake “Catch a n*gga in the elevator and beat his a$$”

Nicki Minaj music “No f**king way I’m listening to this b*tch ever again!”

In a recent interview, DMX said that Drake’s style is…annoying. AMEN. No, I am not a Drake hater. I actually look forward to his albums. The reason why I agree with X is because….well…he’s right. See, every now and again I have to take a “Drake Break”. Him and Rhiannna’s saturation is at an all-time high. Radio, Internet, everywhere.

The problem with Drake is that moaning sh*t. You know what I’m talking about. When the dude rhymes, he can go into full on Zombie mode:

Drake “She on the phoooooooonnnnnneeee.” “Leave me aloooooonnnneeee.” “BRAAAAAAIIIIINNNNZZZZZ.”

I don’t see it as hating on X’s part. He’s just telling the truth. He isn’t looking to kiss Drake’s a$$ in hopes of a feature. He just can’t rock with his style. Straight, and to the point. Thank you DMX.

“I hit you in the head, you won’t feel sh*t! Grrrrrr” – DMX