Big Boi

Listen: Big Boi and Killer Mike release the “Shoes For Running” mixtape

Big Boi and fellow Dungeon Family member Killer Mike have released a mixtape in support of their newly minted tour. Named after their upcoming tour, the "Shoes For Running" mixtape features every track the two rappers have appeared on together, including the song that properly introduced Killer Mike to the world: Outkast's "The Whole World." The mixtape also features an exclusive remix of Big Boi's "In The A," (The "A" is for "Atlanta," so you know) subbing verses from T.I. and Ludacris for 16 bars from Killer Mike.

Live review: Rock the Bells tour feat. Nas, Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli and others @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Nas, left, and Damian Marley were obvious highlights of the Rock the Bells date at Red Rocks on Thursday. Photos by Brittany Moore. As Nas, the marquee MC of Rock The Bells 2009, launched into his headlining set after more than 8 hours of hip-hop on Thursday, he placed emphasis on the lyric, “Most intellectuals will only half-listen.” It came during a thunderous “Hip Hop Is Dead,” the opening song of his set from 2006’s album of the same name.