Big Boi (of Outkast) w/ The Foodchain, Abstract Collective, Cysko Rowel and Special Guests

So-Gnar, Icelantic & Radio 1190 Present

Big Boi (of Outkast) w/ The Foodchain, Abstract Collective, Cysko Rowel and Special Guests

Sat, October 20, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom

Denver, CO

$45.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 16 and over

Big Boi (of Outkast)
Big Boi (of Outkast)
A 20-year career as a Hip Hop artist is rare. A 20-year career as a Hip Hop artist who gets better with every album is unheard of. But in the case of Antwan "Big Boi" Patton, it's no surprise.

As one half of Outkast with his partner in rhyme Andre 3000, Big Boi blazed trails and broke blueprints with three certified classics; 1994's Southerplayalisticadilacmuzik, 1996's ATLiens and 1998's Aquemini. The duo then brought in the new millenium by selling four million copies of their genre-defying fourth studio album Stankonia only to follow it up with the diamond-selling opus Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.

Now, nearly a decade later Big Boi continues to break ground on his own with his second solo album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. The follow up to 2010's critically-acclaimed Luscious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty, Vicious Lies... seeks to bring the truth in an era where anything but is accepted as the real.

"I borrowed the title from my Grandmother who passed away," explains Big. "She beat cancer twice and the family said she needed to make a movie about her life. She said she would write a book instead and call it Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors because she was going to tell it how it is. So to me the title is a search for the undisputed truth. We're living in the information age with everything at your fingertips. But at same time, with social media you can take something and it will spread whether if it's true or not."

Describing the album as "one-half Outkast, one whole of me," Big Boi takes sole possession of the wheel behind the Cadillac that is the Outkast legacy and cruises into unchartered territory with his thirst to expand the rules of music serving as the navigation.

The rap veteran known as General Patton shows off his rank on the lyrical exercise "The Thickets" and later leads the charge on "In the A" featuring fellow Atlanta troops T.I. and Ludacris. Futuristic funk is explored on the digital jams "Objectum Sexuality" and "CPU," both featuring indie pop duo Phantogram. Then Big opens up the soul basket and talks about the gain and pain of relationships on "She Hates Me" featuring Kid Cudi.

Even while being established with six Grammy Awards and 25 million records sold worldwide Big Boi proves that he can still spar with the new jacks when he recruits A$AP Rocky for the Organized Noize-produced "Lines" and sprint with the current stars on the adrenaline-pumping "Shoes For Running" featuring B.o.B. Also a master of melody, Big displays his "funk throat" on the playful "Raspberries" featuring long time collaborator Scar and bounces over in-house producers The Flush's pulsating pianos on the lead single "Mama Told Me" featuring Kelly Rowland.

"I'm a student of music, I always looked at myself as a young Luke Skywalker," says Big, insisting that none of the special appearances or production came from phone calls but from serendipity and surprise visits. "I always want to learn about the music and use all different genres. I don't even look at the cameos on the album as multiple features. I see them all as pieces that go together."

Keeping the Outkast artistic tradition alive, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' album art is presented as a pocket-sized art gallery with customized paintings to accompany each track. The Rolling Stone-esque logo with the clinched teeth featured on the CD represents how in these times you have to be careful about what you say. Big has made a name for himself being selective with his words, which is why each one he says to this day means something special.

"Today's trend is that you come in, get hot and disappear," says the living legend. "You're not supposed to come out, get hot, do the biggest album ever and then keep cruising to where it's undeniable. If you don't like this album, you don't like music."
The Foodchain
The Foodchain
Denver based collective The Foodchain releases their 'Corpses' project
internationally/digitally through Showoff Digital in 2010. After hearing the project, Showoff CEO DJ Statik
Selektah was so impressed by the album that he inquired about its
label home. After a trip to NYC that included rocking with Talib
Kweli, 1982, Artifacts, & more, the deal was signed.

The group's 'Corpses' features Talib Kweli, Little Brother, Joe Scudda
and Chaundon. Appropriately dubbed "The Foodchain", this Denver based
live hip-hop collective is comprised of 4 MC's, 2 producers, a DJ and
a drummer.

With Foodchain's 'Corpses' the group vows to make music true to the
heart first, focusing on issues political to social and every point in
between. There are street driven records like Fucc N*ggaz featuring
Talib Kweli, as well as more radio friendly records like Rich Girl
Song featuring Rapper Big Pooh of Little Brother. Politically driven
records like Drama Class and Blind balance 'Corpses' as a well
rounded, inspiring, and powerful project that will be sure to last the
tests of time.

Much like life's circle will live on until time's end… "The Foodchain"
proudly brandishes their love of hip hop as more than a form of
artistic expression or source if income… They see it as a chance to
move the masses.
Abstract Collective
Abstract Collective
Abstract Collective is not your everyday Hip Hop group. Together these five Musicians manage to blend the styles off Jazz, Dance, R&B, and IDM into a fusion that sets them apart from all others. Hailing from Littleton CO, Abstract Collective began in early 2011 and quickly began gaining momentum playing various shows in the Denver area. Over the summer of 2011 the quartet picked up local Vibraphon
e player Cody Schlueter to finish up the lineup.

This unique instrumentation, as well as live show that is know to feature live painting and artwork by local artist Alana Wool as well as live video manipulations and projections by ArtFace Studios allows Abstract Collective to explore various textures, visuals and sounds not often associated with hip hop and put them in a niche all of their own. The past year they have been able to share the stage with artists such as Grouch and Eligh, the ReMINDers, Mane Rok, Binary Star, Charlie 2na and House of Vibe, Proximity, MTHDS, Cunninlynguists, BAMBU, Blackalicious, Sweatshop Union, Leisure Gang, and Wheelchair Sportscamp just to name a few...
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/