A Vegas residency is a coveted honor sought by performers of all genres. A residency is series of concerts performed by a musical act at one venue. These kind of shows have been a staple of the Vegas strip for years. Residencies are usually reserved for singers, but venues in Vegas (a city that has not been so open to rap in the past) have recently given residency opportunities to hip-hop stars. Last year, Snoop Dogg and DJ Khaled were given residency deals at TAO Nightclub and Pitbull enjoyed a residency at Planet Hollywood Resorts. The latest rapper to be granted a residency is the legendary Big Boi of Outkast. Yesterday on Twitter, Sir Lucious Left Foot announced that he had been named as a recipient of a 2016 Wynn Las Vegas DJ Residency.
Fans have been waiting for a new Outkast. Alas, that seems unlikely due to various reports. ‘Kast loyalists got their opportunity to see Big Boi and Andre 3000 perform together in 2014 at Coachella, various 20-year anniversary shows around the world and their #ATLast homecoming shows, which sold out in minutes. Both Big Boi and 3 $tacks have kept their solo careers going. Andre has focused more on his acting, playing Jimi Hendrix in Jimi: All Is By My Side and appearing recently on American Crime. Big Boi has kept it pushing musically, appearing on Catch The Throne, a mixtape promoting HBO’s Game of Thrones, and dropping his latest album Big Grams with Phantogram last year.
Given his iconic status in the rap game as one half of one of the most beloved groups in hip hop history, it is only right that Big Boi be honored with a Vegas residency. Big Boi is one of 23 others named to the residency, including A-Trak, Diplo, Major Lazer and Skrillex. According to the tweet, Big Boi will be performing once a month at Surrender Nightclub at the Wynn’s Encore Beach Club. The first will be on January 23rd . For dates and tickets, click here.
— Big Boi (@BigBoi) January 14, 2016