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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
Firefly Music Festival, the most prominent multi-day summer music festival in the area, will return to the Woodlands at Delaware's Dover International Speedway for its third year on June 19-22. Reuinted rap duo Outkast leads the lineup, along with Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Arctic Monkeys, the Lumineers, Pretty Lights, Imagine Dragons, Third Eye Blind, Chance the Rapper, Girl Talk, Childish Gambino and more. (For the full lineup, click here .) More than 100 artists - but none based in Baltimore - are scheduled to perform over the course of four days.
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
The Firefly Music Festival is not for everyone, especially for those that find much of the following unappealing: Multiple days of camping, ironic tank-tops, drinking games, Grateful Dead tapestries, dust, drug dealers, bugs, hydration packs, portable toilets, 30-minute treks from camp to the festival grounds, high-waisted shorts, flying glow sticks and bad tanlines. For the rest of us - and there were approximately 80,000 music fans in attendance, according to Billboard - the four-day music festival that took place from Thursday to Sunday in Dover, Del., was an unofficial kickoff to summer celebration that was thrilling and - if we're being honest - draining.
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
The Firefly Music Festival is not for everyone, especially for those that find much of the following unappealing: Multiple days of camping, ironic tank-tops, drinking games, Grateful Dead tapestries, dust, drug dealers, bugs, hydration packs, portable toilets, 30-minute treks from camp to the festival grounds, high-waisted shorts, flying glow sticks and bad tanlines. For the rest of us - and there were approximately 80,000 music fans in attendance, according to Billboard - the four-day music festival that took place from Thursday to Sunday in Dover, Del., was an unofficial kickoff to summer celebration that was thrilling and - if we're being honest - draining.
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
Firefly Music Festival, the most prominent multi-day summer music festival in the area, will return to the Woodlands at Delaware's Dover International Speedway for its third year on June 19-22. Reuinted rap duo Outkast leads the lineup, along with Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Arctic Monkeys, the Lumineers, Pretty Lights, Imagine Dragons, Third Eye Blind, Chance the Rapper, Girl Talk, Childish Gambino and more. (For the full lineup, click here .) More than 100 artists - but none based in Baltimore - are scheduled to perform over the course of four days.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | August 25, 2006
All sorts of musical and moviemaking tricks are thrown into the blender for Idlewild, and the result is a passionate, enthralling film that isn't afraid to take chances - even if it sometimes should be. Andre Benjamin and Antwan A. Patton, better known as Andre 3000 and Big Boi of the hip-hop duo OutKast, star respectively as Percival and Rooster, boyhood friends whose musical dreams play out in a Prohibition-era Georgia speakeasy known as Church....
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,Sam.sessa@baltsun.com | July 9, 2009
It's hard to know where OutKast ends and Big Boi begins. For more than 15 years, Big Boi has been one half of the renowned Georgia-based hip-hop duo. OutKast grew so big over the years - winning several Grammy awards and selling millions of albums - it's become almost impossible for Big Boi to step out of OutKast's shadow. He's done movies. He's released singles that have absolutely nothing to do with the flamboyant Andre 3000, OutKast's other member. And Sunday, when Big Boi will be at Merriweather Post Pavilion as part of the Rock the Bells festival tour, Andre 3000 will be nowhere in sight.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2013
Outkast remains arguably the greatest rap duo of all time, even though its members - Antwan "Big Boi" Patton and Andre Benjamin, aka Andre 3000 - haven't released an album together since 2006's "Idlewild" soundtrack. While Big Boi continues to release solo albums, Andre has mostly flirted with hip-hop, appearing on guest verses with high-profile artists when he pleases. Last November, Andre made headlines for his contribution to T.I.'s self-reflecting "Sorry. " On it, Andre apologizes to his longtime partner for slowing Outkast down, declining tours and, subsequently, walking away from significant paydays.
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By Knight Ridder / Tribune | January 22, 2004
TOP 40 SINGLES 1. OutKast, "Hey Ya!" 2. Baby Bash, "Suga Suga" 3. OutKast, "The Way You Move" 4. Nickelback, "Someday" 5. 3 Doors Down, "Here Without You" URBAN SINGLES 1. Alicia Keys, "You Don't Know My Name" 2. Twista featuring Kanye West and Jamie Foxx, "Slow Jamz" 3. Beyonce, "Me, Myself And I" 4. Avant, "Read Your Mind" 5. OutKast, "The Way You Move" COUNTRY SINGLES 1. Kenny Chesney, "There Goes My Life" 2. Alan Jackson, "Remember When"...
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2013
Outkast remains arguably the greatest rap duo of all time, even though its members - Antwan "Big Boi" Patton and Andre Benjamin, aka Andre 3000 - haven't released an album together since 2006's "Idlewild" soundtrack. While Big Boi continues to release solo albums, Andre has mostly flirted with hip-hop, appearing on guest verses with high-profile artists when he pleases. Last November, Andre made headlines for his contribution to T.I.'s self-reflecting "Sorry. " On it, Andre apologizes to his longtime partner for slowing Outkast down, declining tours and, subsequently, walking away from significant paydays.
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,Sam.sessa@baltsun.com | July 9, 2009
It's hard to know where OutKast ends and Big Boi begins. For more than 15 years, Big Boi has been one half of the renowned Georgia-based hip-hop duo. OutKast grew so big over the years - winning several Grammy awards and selling millions of albums - it's become almost impossible for Big Boi to step out of OutKast's shadow. He's done movies. He's released singles that have absolutely nothing to do with the flamboyant Andre 3000, OutKast's other member. And Sunday, when Big Boi will be at Merriweather Post Pavilion as part of the Rock the Bells festival tour, Andre 3000 will be nowhere in sight.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | August 25, 2006
On one of its last great albums, 1998's Aquemini, OutKast declared in the title track: Nothing is for sure, nothing is for certain, nothing lasts forever/But until they close the curtain/It's him and I, Aquemini. At that point in their career, Big Boi and Andre 3000 were so tight, so in sync that they blended their zodiac signs (Aquarius and Gemini, respectively) for the album title. And the music then glowed with their eccentric, electric synthesis of rap, funk, trip-hop, '70s soul and techno.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 22, 2006
Surfing the Web for new music, video and MP3 downloads can be a serious time investment. These picks can help take the drag out of click-and-drag music choices. Some downloads may contain explicit lyrics. All are free, except as noted. "Mighty `O'" by OutKast, available at outkast.com: The track is available as a buyable download from iTunes, Napster and Rhapsody, but you can hear it stream on OutKast's Web site. It provides a good example of how Andre 3000 and Big Boi's talents are undiminished since the supernova of Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.
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By MARC SHAPIRO | June 15, 2006
Soul/R&B singer Macy Gray is mixing her latest album, BIG, which features collaborations with Natalie Cole, Sleepy Brown and Outkast, and production from the Jawbreakers -- Justin Timberlake and Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas. Tickets to her Tuesday show at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W. in D.C., are $40. Doors open at 7:30. Call 800-955-5566 or go to tickets.com.
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By NEWSDAY | August 11, 2005
As Andre 3000, he is pure starchild -- the more bodacious half of the hip-hop duo OutKast, and a natural ham. This is the guy who cast himself as the entire band in his video for the 2003 smash "Hey Ya!," like a clotheshorse version of a funky Sybil. But as Andre Benjamin, the actor, he is pensive and soft-spoken. He wears denim pants and a plain white shirt. Only his familiar straw hat, sitting on the coffee table before him, gives him away. Fans could get used to seeing this side of Benjamin.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | February 8, 2004
Even the stiff, chronically unhip Recording Academy couldn't fight the feeling. This year, the Grammys are going to the 'hood, so to speak -- venturing into the urban music terrain and spotlighting the rappers and R&B singers who have owned the charts all year. OutKast, Beyonce, Missy Elliott, Pharrell Williams, Jay-Z, 50 Cent -- all received five or six nominations apiece. But those Academy voters can be tricky. Remember what happened to India.Arie three years ago? The Atlanta singer snagged seven nominations, including album of the year for her platinum debut Acoustic Soul.
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