Big Boi and Phantogram Announce Collaborative Album as Big Grams
Old-school players to new-school fools.
Our culture has finally found a purpose for the banner ad. It seems that one Big Boi—a.k.a. Daddy Fat Sax, a.k.a. Lucious Left-Foot, a.k.a. Billy Ocean, a.k.a. Francis the Savannah Chitlin Pimp—was cruising through some HTML one day when a Phantogram song began autoplaying. The notoriously chameleonic Big pulled out his phone, hit Shazam, and faster than you can trim a polar bear’s toenail, he had Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter locked up to play on his 2012 LP Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.
The trio enjoyed their time together so much that they decided to make a full go of it, and, after years of social media teasing, the fruits of that collaboration are finally ripe enough to enjoy. Big Boi and Phantogram will release their eponymous EP as Big Grams on September 25. The album’s lead single, “Fell in the Sun,” will premiere on Beats 1 tomorrow at 12:30pm EST. While you wait, you can peep Big Grams‘ cover and track list—which includes appearances from Skrillex and Run the Jewels—below.
Big Grams is out September 25 on Epic.