André 3000 imagines OutKast Biopic, says Big Boi Is “sharper” MC Than He
André 3000 might have tuned up his guitar to portray rock legend Jimi Hendrix in Jimi: All Is By My Side (out this Friday), but the rap vet has some ideas in mind for his own hypothetical OutKast biopic. “Make it a full comedy,” he says, suggesting Kevin Hart depict partner-in-rhyme Big Boi—and Leonardo DiCaprio as himself (the resemblance!). All jokes aside though, a Stankonia flick would be so fresh and so clean. Someone get VH1 on the horn, stank you very much.
In real life, OutKast is bringing its reunion tour back home this weekend for the much-anticipated #ATLast homecoming, when the duo performs in Atlanta for the first time in years. They’ll have backup—Janelle Monáe, Killer Mike, Bun B, Kid Cudi, 8Ball and MJG, Solange, 2 Chainz and others have already been announced as special guests. But none will be more special than the headlining double-decade pair, of which a humble André admits to being the inferior MC. “Big’s a much sharper rapper than I am,” he tells Rolling Stone. “If I was going to a battle, I’d definitely bet on him instead of me.”
Dr. Dre Reigns Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash Kings List
For those of you who love to count what’s in other people’s pockets, it’s that special time of the year again. Forbes has released its annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, and you’re going to get a lot of paper cuts tallying Dr. Dre’s earnings from the past June to June. The producer/mogul’s pre-tax income of $620 million out-stacks all 24 of his peers on the list combined. Jay Z and Diddy follow not-so-closely behind the good Dr., grossing $60 million each. Guess one thing is for sure: the audio industry sure beats music.
T.D. Jakes Says Jeezy Used His Vocals Without Permission
T.D. Jakes’s sampled vocals on Jeezy’s “Holy Ghost” remix sure are rousing. Too bad it seems someone forgot to give the famed preacher a heads-up. Jakes is taking legal action against Jeezy for splicing audio from a speech titled “Don’t Let the Chatter Stop You” and weaving it into his own Kendrick Lamar-featured remix without consent from T.D. Jakes, TDJ Enterprises or Dexterity Music. “We are taking the necessary legal actions to stop the unauthorized use of T.D. Jakes’s intellectual property,” reads a note on Jakes’s Facebook page.
The portion in question finds the Potter’s House Bishop preaching resilience: “I’m under attack, but I’m still on fire. I got some chatter, but I’m still on fire. I got some threat, but I’m still on fire. I got some liabilities, but I’m still on fire. If it’s not amazing that I’m on fire. I’ve been to hell and back, but I’m still on fire.”