Legendary rap icon Big Boi is hitting New Zealand next year

Sunday 17 December 2017

Legendary rap icon Big Boi is hitting New Zealand next year

Seven-time Grammy award-winning artist Big Boi is back to Kiwi soil playing two headline performances in Auckland and Wellington next year.

Update: Big Boi will open his shows with support from Kiwi hop-hop duo Times x Two. Their support slots will follow the March 9 release of their new EP 'Late Night Legacy'. Their current single 'Hard In The Paint' was released just before Christmas and debuted at #1 on the overall chart on iTunes as well as the iTunes hip hop chart.

One of music's greatest rhyme mavericks, Big Boi's indelible influence remains unwavered across two generations of rap music. As one-half of Outkast, Big Boi released a string of music's most influential works, including 'Aquemini', 'Stankonia', 'Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik' and 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below'—the latter making the duo the first and only hip-hop artist in history to win the Grammy for 'Album of the Year'.

Big Boi's first 2010 solo record 'Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty'peaked at no. 3 on the US charts 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 the likes of Time Magazine and Paste. His 2012 follow-up 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumours' enamoured tastemakers and fans alike and featured collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Killer Mike, Kid Cudi, and more. In 2015, Big Boi collaborated with Phantogram to create supergroup Big Grams, releasing a widely acclaimed self-titled debut album.

The Atlanta-born rapper, producer and songwriter released his third full-length solo album 'Boomiverse' earlier this year, containing the singles 'In The South' with Gucci Mane & Pimp C, 'Mic Jack' feat. Adam Levine, 'Kill Jill' feat. Killer Mike & Jeezy and 'Chocolate' feat. Trozé resonate with media and fans worldwide.

Don't miss one of hip-hop's greatest phenomena up close and personal this March.