(Atlanta, GA – Sept. 23, 2014) – Outkast made history, yet again, when the Southern rap pioneers sold out Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park three times over in just 24 hours. The upcoming #ATLast weekend brings them home on September 26, 27 and 28 with a different artist line-up each night in the city’s largest “venue,” in front of over 20,000 fans.

MUSIC – On Friday, the six-time Grammy Award winning headliners will perform with featured acts 2 Chainz, Janelle Monae, and Solange. The Outkast set will also feature Bun B.

On Saturday, sets include Kid Cudi, Childish Gambino, and Raury as previously announced.

On Sunday, B.o.B.’s performance will lead into Outkast’s final night on the hometown stage. The festivities will kick off that evening with one of the biggest celebrations of southernplayalisticadillacmuzik ever, to include Killer Mike, 8 Ball and MJG, Bun B, K Camp, Devin the Dude, Kilo, Gipp Goodie, and DJ Unk to blow out their Southern Round Up. Continue reading

Concert Sutra Getting Wet With Outkast’s Big Boi

Concert Sutra Getting Wet With Outkast’s Big Boi

by terri sapp

photo credits: shots of Big Boi taken by Ben Rose, and brought to you courtesy of http://www.wickedgroup.com;  cover shot courtesy of http://www.outkast.com/; and crowd shot courtesy of http://www.leahyetter.com/

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Big Boi by Ben Rose 2004

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Saturday night at Music Midtown (Atlanta, Georgia’s largest annual inner-city festival) is always a night full of wandering around between stages trying to catch a bit of all of your favorite shows.  This year was the best, as I found myself running from stage to stage trying to catch George Clinton and the P-Funk, The Doors of the 21st Century, The Foo Fighters, and Big Boi of Outkast.  Surprisingly enough, I made them all!  However, due to the nature of the festival, it is nearly impossible to experience one entire show, in order to get a glimpse of several.  This year, though, Big Boi was scheduled as the grand finale, and I knew I had to make it to his stage from beginning to end.

May 2, 2004 was one of the most voluminous crowds I have ever seen at Music Midtown, and I have seen some pretty big ones.  With every stages’ headliner (listed above), I thought, “Damn, this is the biggest crowd I have ever seen here.”  Then, at one point, I realized that around 11:00 p.m. (start of Big Boi), at least half of the crowd at every stage was headed to join the already large crowd at the Q100 stage to warm up to the Speakerboxxx (I know, because I was right there with them)!  This was my 2004 DON’T MISS, and I am sure glad, because it was hands down the best show of the year!

Big Boi has always been in my top five favorite rappers list, along with his Outkast counterpart, Andre 3000.  Before their newest amazing Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, I always thought of them as Outkast, only together, not apart.  Continue reading