Outkast rapper Big Boi and his wife, local entrepreneur Sherlita Patton, have dropped their plans for divorce.
If you recall, Sherlita filed for divorce from the rap mogul on Oct. 2.
At the time Sherlita stated the marriage was “irretrievably broken.” She sought alimony, an equitable division of marital property and attorney’s fees, and child support for the couple’s two children, son Cross (who just made the Honor Roll at school) and daughter Jordan, who graduated high school last year.
After forcing their most loyal fans to trek all over yonder to see them perform live, Outkast will finally perform a concert in their native Atlanta.
Natural beauties Monica Brown, right, and Janelle Monáe posed together at Outkast’s Georgia Reunion concert at CounterPoint Music Festival in Rome, GA over the weekend. For some reason the group chose to perform in Rome (of all places) rather than in their hometown of Atlanta. But that didn’t stop hardcore fans from making the trip to Kingston Downs in the driving rain to watch their favorite group belt out their hits.
A video clip of the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side, featuring Outkast member Andre 3000 Benjamin was released online yesterday. The film will focus on Jimi’s life while he was still living in New York. No U.S. release date has been set yet.
A left-handed guitarist, Jimi taught himself to play a right handed Fender Stratocaster guitar — upside down.
Born in Seattle, Washington in 1942, Jimi moved to England when he was 24. A year later, Jimi’s legend was born when he played the Monterey Pop Festival in the U.S. At the end of his set he lit his guitar on fire onstage.
Like most falling stars, Jimi died of a drug overdose in a London flat in 1970.
Watch the clip after the break.
Many Obama supporters (read: blacks) were shocked at the news that superstar rapper Big Boi, of multi-platinum rap group Outkast, did not vote for President Obama in the November elections.
“I voted for Gary Johnson,” the Grammy-award winning rapper told Alyona Minkovski on Huffpost Live Friday. Patton recounted how he had to set a woman straight who thought he voted his skin color instead of his conscience.
R&B singer Kelly Rowland is in high demand for album features and music video appearances since Beyonce fell off. That’s probably why Beyonce spends her days posting random photos of herself online. This video is the first single off Big Boi’s Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors album. By the way, rumor has it that Big Boi and his Outkast partner Andre 3000 have fallen out.
Twenty years is a milestone by just about every standard. But 20 years for a club is like a lunar eclipse or Haley’s Comet striking. Still, that’s exactly how long The Masquerade has been around. And what better way to celebrate than to join forces with another Atlanta institution.
If you’re not from Atlanta, then you may have missed the news about the Goodie Mob reunion concert. Just let this serve as your notice. In fact, Sept. 19 just might be accompanied by a city proclamation. That’s how much of an Atlanta treasure the Goodie Mob is.
While the Goodie Mob guys may have had their disagreements, demonstrated by the fact that all four of them haven’t recorded an album together since “World Party” dropped in 1999, they are brothers from another mother and it was only a matter of time that they found their way back home in an official capacity. Although official word of a breakup, which they don’t really use now to describe their time apart, came in 2002, the group reunited for an appearance at a Gnarls Barkley Atlanta concert in 2006. Last year, at the free Nelly show at The Tabernacle, fans got an unexpected surprise when Goodie Mob hit the stage. On Sept. 19, there’s more than a taste in store. It’s a full-out Goodie Mob concert. Read more…
Photos courtesy of Prince Williams/ATLPics.net
Khujo Goodie lost his right leg in a car accident in 2002