(June 16, 2017 –Los Angeles, CA) Today, seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, RIAA diamond-certified hip-hop luminary, producer, and member of OutKast—Big Boi—unleashes his anxiously awaited third full-length solo album and first release for Epic Records, BOOMIVERSE, in stores and at all digital retailers. Get it HERE. Upon going live, the album quickly staked out a spot in the Top 10 of iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart and Top 5 on the Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart.
One of 2017’s most anticipated releases, BOOMIVERSE boasts a powerhouse track listing of future classics. Like a big bang, the single “Mic Jack” opened up this new galaxy for the Atlanta trailblazer. Big Boi turned up on The Voice to perform the song alongside Levine in addition to taking the stage at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for another incendiary performance. Meanwhile, it’s already cracked 2.1 million Spotify streams. A hip-hop showdown of epic proportions, “Kill Jill” [feat. Killer Mike & Jeezy] just surpassed 8.3 million Spotify streams and showcases Daddy Fat Sax in top form lyrically.
In addition “Chocolate” [feat. Troze] premiered with Zane Lowe as the Beats 1 World Record, the album also includes the recently uncovered “In The South” [feat. Gucci Mane & Pimp C]—which unites three of the South’s most influential voices on a true banger.
Check out the full track listing below!
Right out of the gate, the record immediately enthralled critics and tastemakers. Praise has come from Clash and more.
Blast off to BOOMIVERSE with Big Boi now!
One of history's tightest and most clever rhyme mavericks, Big Boi's indelible influence courses throughout two generations of rap music. As one-half of OutKast, he achieved seven GRAMMY® Awards, sold 25 million records, and created a string of music's most influential work, including Aquemini, Stankonia, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below—which went RIAA Diamond making OutKast the first and only hip-hop artist in history to win the GRAMMY® for 'Album of the Year.' Big Boi's 2010 solo debut, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, bowed at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and received unanimous critical acclaim with Pitchfork proclaiming it one of the "100 Best Albums of the Decade 'So Far'" and topping year-end lists from Time, Paste, Vibe, and more.
His 2012 follow-up Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors enamored tastemakers and fans alike and boasted collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Killer Mike, Kid Cudi, and more. In 2015, Big Boi collaborated with Phantogram to create supergroup Big Grams. Their debut self-titled album was released to critical and fan delight.