Atlantic Records reports Outkast have recently finished filming the upcoming ‘Land of a Million Drums’ video in Los Angeles, under cover of night. The clip’s cast includes: Scooby, Matthew Lillard (as Shaggy) and of course Big Boi and Dre of Outkast. The soundtrack drops June 4th while the film comes out June 14th.
Outkast appeared at a music festival in South Carolina despite a call from the NAACP for an economic boycott of the state, according to the Associated Press, because of the continued use of the Confederate flag on the Statehouse grounds. The rappers told audience members that they decided to perform because they were told if they refused, many people working at the festival would be out of a job.
Following the news that OutKast’s greatest hits effort, ‘Big Boi & Dre Present…OutKast’, the group’s Arista Records boss Antonio “L.A.” Reid commented to Launch.com, “We have come a long, long way together since the release of ‘Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik’ album back in 1994. The success that Big Boi, Dre, and the band now enjoy looks like a world of fun on the surface, but is the result of hard work, dedication, and an intuitive understanding of what the fans love to hear from OutKast.”
As expected, OutKast won the best rap album Grammy award at Wednesday night’s ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Big Boi told the audience, “Thank you. Yeah! Appreciate it, man. Thanks to the lord above for allowing us to be here and participate in the Grammys. I want to thank our record company, Clive Davis, the, what’s up Dre?” Dre added, “I just want to say a short thank you and it’s only the beginning we’re in the studio right now work on new stuff. We love you all, look out for outkast, please.”
WireImage.com has 79 photos of the stars who flocked the Family Tree OutKast Pre-Grammy Party in Hollywood on Tuesday. Amongst the people in attendance besides Big Boi and Andre 3000 were Damon Dash, Jay-Z, Everlast, and Xzibit. Check out all of the pictures here.
Just saw a commercial touting OutKast as guests on Newsnight with Aaron Brown. The teaser was “They’re not just selling albums, they’re changing people’s lives.” Aaron’s show is during primetime on CNN so be sure and check it out. I’m sure they’ll talk about their Grammy nominations for Wednesday as well.
Bob Dylan; Outkast; ‘Lady Marmalade’ featuring Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, Pink and Missy Elliott; and Joshua Bell are the latest confirmed performers for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards telecast set for February 27 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, it was announced today by Michael Greene, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. Ja Rule has also been added as a presenter.
MiuchMusic reports Outkast have started up their own production company with director Bryan Barber, who helmed the group’s video for “The Whole World.” The first project the as-yet-unnamed production company will undertake is a motion picture comedy about the southern music scene.
WireImage.com has photos of Mystikal, OutKast, Britney Spears, Carson Daly, No Doubt, and others at the MTV Mardi Gras 2002 taping in New Orleans on Tuesday. Check out the photos here.
AP reports OutKast and Ludacris turned out to the Georgia World Congress Center on Saturday night to perform in front of nearly 8,000 people and welcome in Atlanta’s first female mayor-elect, Shirley Franklin. The party was part of a four-day, $500,000 celebration before Fraklin was sworn in on Monday.