Big Grams, the new collaborative project from Outkast’s Big Boi and Phantogram, have released “Goldmine Junkies”, their third single off their debut self-titled EP set to release on September 25th.
The two forces initially announced their collaboration back in Spring of 2014. The album is also set to have appearances from Run the Jewels and Skrillex.
Earlier this month, Big Boi shared how the two came about with Rolling Stone,
I linked up with Phantogram and it was just the chemistry while I was in L.A. I switched gears after we came off the Outkast tour, like, ‘Why don’t we put the [collaborative] record together?’ We started working on it and it was like, ‘Holy shit.’ Why don’t we do this first?”
Big Boi has been a legend in the hip hop world over the two decades, both individually and as half of the iconic hip-hop duo, Outkast. Big Boi recently wrapped up an Outkast reunion tour with Andre 3000.
Phantogram is an electronic duo from New York and consists of Josh Carter (vocals/guitars) and Sarah Barthel (vocals/keyboard). Last year, Phantogram released their second album, Voices via Republic Records which received overall positive reviews from critics.
Phantogram previously had a guest appearance on Big Boi’s 2012 album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.
The group also recently did an AMA on Reddit, answering several questions ranging from their inspirations to the process of putting together their upcoming EP.
The group is expected to go on tour, no release dates have been announced yet.
Listen to “Goldmine Junkies”:
During their recent Reddit AMA, Josh stated,
“There are 7 songs on the record… each corresponds with a deadly sin.”
Big Grams EP Tracklist:
01. Run for Your Life
02. Lights On
03. Fell In The Sun
04. Put It On Her
05. Goldmine Junkie
06. Born To Shine (feat. Run the Jewels)
07. Drum Machine (feat. Skrillex)
Big Grams are also scheduled to make their first TV debut tomorrow on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Listen to “Fell in the Sun”:
Listen to “Lights On”: