The lineup for this years’ Osheaga Music Festival in Montreal has been revealed. Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, Big Boi, Azealia Banks, Yelawolf are among the hip hop names performing at the 3 day festivities. Tickets go on sale this Friday at noon so act quick.
Peep the video announcement below.
UPDATE:Frank Ocean has now been added to the Osheaga lineup.
Its that time for Big Boi to hit the road and go promote his Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors album. He just announced a 45 city Shoes For Running tour with Killer Mike which kicks off on April 18th in his home town.
He will be hitting up Toronto and will be featured at NXNE here on June 16th. Here’s what he had to say about the tour and you can peep all the dates below.
“We starting it off in my own backyard . . . that’s right up the street. They’ll show me love before we get out there in the midst of the world. You gotta stay on your craft. Sharpen up. We’ve been doing one-offs, a couple shows a month just to keep the dust off ya ass. It’ll be a nice block of Killer Mike and Big just killing shit. We’re gonna do just about all the records that me and him recorded together. To play your music in front of the fans that love it, it’s like the best feeling in the world. Just jamming out with all walks of life.”
Andre 3000 makes it clear that the recent release of Big Boi’s Pink Matter remix is not an official Outkast reunion. His upcoming take on T.I.’s Sorry will be the same. We just need some original music from the duo this year.
“It’s important for me to be clear about the origins of my contributions to ‘Pink Matter’ and ‘Sorry.’ I was approached as a solo artist by both Frank Ocean & Tip. I discussed musical direction with each artist and completed my verses. It was after that when Big Boi’s name came up.I never want to mislead our audience – I worried that some would think these were Outkast collaborations. These songs are not Outkast collaborations. I discussed this rationale with Big, Frank and T.I. and everyone agreed. That is why I was surprised to read about these remixes.I understand that anyone can put out an unofficial remix to any song but I have an obligation to be honest with fans about what this is … and what it isn’t.”
Big Boi was originally supposed to appear on Frank Ocean’s Pink Matter with Andre 3000 but never ended up happening due to them not wanting a reunion on someone elses record. Big Boi goes ahead and drops his verse while we wait for his Sorry remix.