Big Boi (of OutKast)

A 20-year career as a Hip Hop artist is rare. A 20-year career as a Hip Hop artist who gets better with every album is unheard of. But in the case of Antwan "Big Boi" Patton, it's no surprise.

As one half of Outkast with his partner in rhyme Andre 3000, Big Boi blazed trails and broke blueprints with three certified classics; 1994's Southerplayalisticadilacmuzik, 1996's ATLiens and 1998's Aquemini. The duo then brought in the new millenium by selling four million copies of their genre-defying fourth studio album Stankonia only to follow it up with the diamond-selling opus Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.

Now, nearly a decade later Big Boi continues to break ground on his own with his second solo album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. The follow up to 2010's critically-acclaimed Luscious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty, Vicious Lies... seeks to bring the truth in an era where anything but is accepted as the real.

How many times have you heard someone complain that contemporary rap music lacks its modern day Public Enemy equivalent? You've probably said it yourself. We all have. But we need to stop. Yeah, Public Enemy is inviolate and irreplaceable, but Killer Mike's R.A.P. Music is the closest we're going to get to an ideal soundtrack for a Do the Right Thing remake.

It's no surprise that the beats come from Brooklyn, courtesy of El-P, a hip hop artist, producer and entrepreneur who is the borough's resident laureate of urban apocalypse. Snares crash like abandoned buildings being blown up. Synthesizers ooze with a diseased glow of something dying in a toxic water supply. The effect is like a futuristic junkyard come to life. In the midst of the decay of post-industrial New York, Killer Mike, hip-hop inferno, pours fuel on the already inflamed.

Fishhawk is an Atlanta-based alternative, electro-soul band consisting of producer and multi instrumentalist Andy Slagle and lead vocalist and wordsmith Nick Nickerson accompanied live by Stephanie Grant (Keys/Backing Vocals), James Brasswood (Bass) and Jonathan Bragg (Drums). Infectious melodies and textures from guitars, keyboards, pedals and voices soar overhead, coloring the energetic rhythms that keep you moving, all while being entranced by the soulful and poetic lyrics that seem to be channeled by your own subconscious. Fishhawk has released two LP's, "Fishhawk" and "Bells Underwater", as well as a Sci-Fi concept EP, "Spacehawk", all three available on iTunes. Now with a third LP titled “Bee” to be released in April and an opening slot on the "Shoes For Running Tour" with Big Boi of Outkast and Killer Mike, Fishhawk will prove that they can’t help but constantly reinvent their sound while staying true to their roots.

$28.00 - $75.00

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Big Boi (of OutKast) with Killer Mike, Fishhawk

Tuesday, April 30 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Vogue

Tickets Available at the Door