Ahead of his appearance during the most heavily debated Super Bowl halftime show in recent memory, Big Boi has dropped off a pair of new songs.

Frequent collaborators Sleepy Brown and Killer Mike join the OutKast co-crafter on "Doin' It" and "Return of the Dope Boi," respectively. Stream "Dope Boi," which also features Backbone, up top. "Doin' It" can be found below. As Pitchfork points out, "Doin' It" carries a writing credit from Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald.

Big Boi is joining Maroon 5 and Travis Scott for this weekend's halftime festivities, which have continued a debate about the NFL's mistreatment of Colin Kaepernick. That debate, however, has largely left Big Boi unscathed by the negative publicity that quickly piled for the Los Angeles band Maroon 5 from the moment they were announced as the halftime performers in the musically rich city of Atlanta.

Nick Cannon, speaking with Raq Rants about this year's Super Bowl performance, said Big Boi has enough "cultural equity" to pull it off. "I call it cultural equity," he explained last month. "So, we not mad about Big Boi for being on the Super Bowl. He's for the people. But for someone like Travis Scott, he's gotta walk gingerly . . . It's more about truly having integrity to who you are in your music and your art form, the people you interact with, the people you choose to procreate with. ... That decision wasn't for the culture, but we not mad at you!"

It was revealed that the Atlanta hip-hop collective Dungeon Family will go on a tour across the United States beginning in April. Big Boi will join the hip-hop legends, as well as Goodie Mob, KP The Great, Organized Noize and Sleepy Brown. Tickets go on sale starting on February 8th.

Feb. 1 also marks Big Boi's 44th birthday, the celebration for which was seemingly underway as of Thursday night:


Happy Birthday to Me ! ♒️ 2-1 #StankYouJesus

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