Coachella 2014 festival lineup announced, Outkast to headline


The lineup for this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been announced - with the gleeful confirmation that esteemed Hip Hop duo Outkast will be reuniting to headline two days of the event in April. Read more

Andre 3000 solo album reported dropping next year | News

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After many prayers, birthday candle wishes and sacrificed goats, Andre 3000 may have finally given in to the demand of a solo album.

While talking to Stephen G. Hill (President of Music Programming and Specials for BET Networks) backstage at T.I. and Lil Wayne's America's Most Wanted Tour in Washington, 3 Stacks rather nonchalantly mentioned that one of the most anticipated records of the last decade may see the light of day early next year.

I mean, no big deal right? Wrong.

This isn’t the first uttering of a solo record from Andre we’ve heard by a long shot, more recently he was spotted in the studio with Mike Will Made It back in July, but hopefully this golden goose chase is on its final stretch.

More updates to follow. For now, let’s celebrate.

Snapshot: André 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in 'All Is By My Side' biopic


Doesn't André 3000 capture Jimi Hendrix almost spot on? I know, it's only ONE semi-blurry snapshot but I already know 3 Stacks won't let us down.

If you have no idea what you're looking at, this is the first still of rap legend and one-half of Outkast, André 3000, portraying another music legend, Jimi Hendrix, in a new Hendrix memoir film, All Is By My Side, premiering at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. In short, the biopic, filmed in Ireland, focuses on the early days of Hendrix's career. In a more detailed official synopsis:

Jimmy James, an unknown backup guitarist, left New York City for London, England in 1966. A year later he returned — as Jimi Hendrix. All Is By My Side brings authenticity and poignancy to the story of the man behind the legend, and of the people who loved and inspired him. Starring Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell, André Benjamin, Ruth Negga and Adrian Lester.

A trailer for the film should be coming out soon. As for a release date, let's hope it will be some day in 2013.

Beyonce x Andre 3000 - "Back To Black" (No Tags) | New Music


With the hype surrounding Beyonce and Andre 3000's reworking of Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" at an all time high, a radio rip taken from East Village Radio has finally emerged. Read more

Listen to The Great Gatsby soundtrack f/ Beyonce, JAY Z, Emeli Sande + more in full | Album Stream

The soundtrack to Baz Luhdmann's 2013 big screen release of The Great Gatsby is definitely a star studded affair, and after being treated to tracks by Jay-Z (100$ Bill), Beyonce and Andre 3000 (who remade Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black"), Lana Del Rey ("Young & Beautiful"), The xx ("Together"), Florence + the Machine ("Over The Love), Emeli Sande (who remade Beyonce's "Crazy In Love") and more, today we get to stream the full album courtesy of NPR. Check out the full tracklist and stream link below.Read more

The xx - "Together" (From The Great Gatsby soundtrack) | New Music

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Following the releases of Florence + the Machine's "Over The Love" and Lana Del Rey's "Young & Beautiful" from the much talked about Great Gatsby movie soundtrack, today we get to hear The xx's contribution "Together" in full.

The eclectic trio deliver another slice of emotive, hauntingly beautiful music that transcends genres and pulls you into it's atmospheric embrace. Press play below.

Listen To: The xx - "Together" (From The Great Gatsby soundtrack)

The Great Gatsby soundtrack, which features contributions from Beyonce, Andre 3000, Jay-Z, Emeli Sande and many more will be released on May 6th, with the movie hitting the silver screen on May 10.

Beyonce x Andre 3000 - "Back To Black" [Amy Winehouse cover from The Great Gatsby] (Snippet)

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We got a sneek peek during the commercial for the Great Gatsby movie, now today we get a better listen to the most anticipated track on the soundtrack, Beyonce and Andre 3000′s cover of “Back to Black” by the late great Amy Winehouse, courtesy of a minute and a half snippet. Press play below...

Listen To: Beyonce x Andre 3000 - "Back To Black" (Snippet)

What do you think of Beyonce and Andre 3000's take on "Back To Black"? Let us know in the C-Section.

Florence + the Machine unveil "Over The Love" from The Great Gatsby soundtrack | New Music


The latest track from the superstar packed soundtrack to the Baz Luhrmann helmed The Great Gatsby movie has arrived for your listening pleasure. 

After hearing a snippet of it in the extended trailer, we now get to hear the full version of Florence + the Machine's liberate contribution eagerly anticipated JAY Z executive produced soundtrack titled "Over The Love" and it doesn't disappoint.
The powerful and emotive number is an absolute gem, everything from the powerfully soulful vocals, the narrative in the lyrics to the building instrumentation on the soundbed is just perfection. Give it a spin or three and fall in love with it below...

Listen To: Florence + the Machine - "Over The Love"

Lana Del Rey - "Young & Beautiful" (from The Great Gatsby soundtrack) [Snippet] | New Music


Never has a film soundtrack been anticipated almost as much as the film itself, but that seems to be the case with The Great Gatsby's musical offering, as executive producer JAY Z roped in some heavy hitters to contribute their sounds.
Today we get a preview of sultry songstress Lana Del Rey's track "Young & Beautiful", previously heard in the film's trailer.

The 30 second clip hears Del Rey's echoing voice play out on a dramatic song of lost love and heartbreak, with the emotive singer reminiscing about the better times.

This is the latest sound to be heard from the soundtrack, that includes a cover of Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" by Beyoncé and Andre 3000, as well as additional songs from Florence & The Machine, Q Tip, The xx and Emeli Sandé.

The Great Gatsby will be released in cinemas May 7th, with the soundtrack set to be released on April 23rd.

Beyonce x Andre 3000's Amy Winehouse cover "Back To Black" previewed in new The Great Gatsby trailer


Catch a snippet of the much talked about cover of Amy Winehouse's modern day classic "Back To Black" by Beyoncé and Andre 3000 in the new trailer for The Great Gatsby movie.

The track appears on the movie soundtrack executive produced by superstar rapper and entrepreneur JAY Z, is an all-star affair featuring the likes of Florence + The Machine and Q Tip, with brand new tracks from Mr Carter (“100$ Bill”), Lana Del Rey (“Young and Beautiful”), Emeli Sandé remaking Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” and much more.

Press play below.

Synopsis: Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" follows would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan), and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

Check out the full soundtrack tracklist below...

The Great Gatsby Soundtrack

1. “100$ Bill” – Jay-Z
2. “Back to Black” – Beyoncé x André 3000
3. “Bang Bang” –
4. “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” – Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock
5. “Young and Beautiful” – Lana Del Rey
6. “Love Is the Drug” – Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
7. “Over the Love” – Florence + The Machine
8. “Where the Wind Blows” – Coco O. of Quadron
9. “Crazy in Love” – Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
10. “Together” – The xx
11. “Hearts a Mess” – Gotye
12. “Love Is Blindness” – Jack White
13. “Into the Past” – Nero
14. “Kill and Run” – Sia

The Great Gatsby soundtrack will be released on May 7th, with the movie hitting screens on May 10th.

Beyonce x Andre 3000 to cover Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" for 'The Great Gatsby' soundtrack

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With Jay-Z in charge of all things soundtrack-related on Baz Luhrmann's new movie The Great Gatsby, it comes as no surprise that his wife and R&B superstar Beyoncé would feature somewhere along the lines. With that said, it's now been revealed that the singer will team up with Andre 3000 to cover an Amy Winehouse track.

Taking on the late Winehouse's famous "Back To Black", the track is reportedly being produced by Jay-Z himself and, according to an Interscope insider, will be a "very different take" on the original.

The movie itself, which is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name, is set to be premiered at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Peep the trailer for The Great Gatsby below.

Source: E!

Frank Ocean f/ Outkast - "Pink Matter" (Big Boi Remix) | New Music

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We knew it was coming, now ATLien veteran rapper Big Boi unveils what might be the closest we come to an Outkast track we get for a while by adding a verse to Frank Ocean’s Andre 3000 featuring “Pink Matter” track, a highlight from the Odd Future affiliated singer-songwriter's globally critically acclaimed debut album channel ORANGE, for an unofficial remix. Press play on Daddy Fat Stacks remix and enjoy below.

Listen To: Frank Ocean f/ Outkast - "Pink Matter" (Big Boi Remix)

T.I. discusses 'Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Hand' album and family life on 106 & Park [Video]

T.I.'s eighth studio album, Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head is in stores today, and not long before its release the Atlanta, Georgia native took the stage of BET's 106 & Park show to discuss the new LP and sharing his family life on reality show T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle. Read more

T.I. - 'Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head' | Album Stream

T.I. must be feeling generous today. Having just dropped his eighth studio album Trouble Man: Heavy is The Head earlier this morning, Tip decides to let fans stream the new LP in its entirety.

The album, which borrows its title from Marvin Gaye, features guest appearances from the likes of Andre 3000, R.Kelly, Meek Mill, Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky and many more, not to mention production from No I.D., Pharrell, DJ Toomp, T-Minus, Cardiak and various other big name beatmakers.

Peep the tracklist below, then scroll down to stream the project via YouTube. Make sure you head over to iTunes to support the Kang by securing your own copy.

Tracklist: T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head

1. The Introduction
2. G Season f. Meek Mill
3. Trap Back Jumpin’
4. Wildside f. A$AP Rocky
5. Ball f. Lil Wayne
6. Sorry f. André 3000
7. Can You Learn f. R. Kelly
8. Go Get It
9. Guns and Roses f. Pink
10. The Way We Ride
11. Cruisin’
12. Addresses
13. Hello f. Cee-Lo Green
14. Who Want Some
15. Wonderful Life f. Akon
16. Hallelujah

Jojo performs acoustic mash up of André 3000's "Prototype" x Cole Porter's "Night And Day" [Video]

She's already made it clear that she's a huge fan of Outkast member André 3000 (Even her most recent song is titled "Andre"), but now singer Jojo makes it even clearer by covering one of his songs in a YouTube session, giving it an interesting twist.Read more

T.I. announces 'Trouble Man' sequel 'He Who Wears The Crown' | Music News

T.I.'s gearing up for the December 18th release of his eight studio album Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head, but his plans don't stop there.Read more