Big Boi
American rapper
Big Boi
Antwan André Patton, better known by his stage name Big Boi, is an American rapper, song-writer, record producer and actor, best known for being a member of American hip hop duo OutKast alongside André 3000. His work in the duo has produced six studio albums. During the duo's hiatus, he and André 3000 each announced plans to release a solo album.
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10 Reasons Why We Keep Going Back To Outside Lands
Huffington Post - 7 months
Roughly 200,000 music fans flocked to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park last weekend for the 9th annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, headlined by LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead and Lionel Richie. Festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo may get more attention, but there’s a lot to love about Outside Lands: the diverse slate of musicians, the unbelievable food options, the magical forest-like setting. Here are some of the reasons why we keep going back year after year:  Incredible headliners like LCD Soundsystem and Radiohead Two of indie rock’s biggest icons headlined this year’s festival, both coming off multi-year hiatuses ― LCD Soundsystem split in 2011 before reuniting earlier this year, and Radiohead’s last live show before this tour was in 2012. Both bands made triumphant returns with their headlining sets. LCD’s Friday set was a nonstop dance party, kicking off with “Us v. Them” and winding through fan-favorites before closing out with the anthemic “All My Friends ...
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Exclusive: Steve Aoki, Wiz Khalifa, Big Boi to headline E3 concerts inside a 6-story arcade in the middle of Staples Center and L.A. Live
LATimes - 9 months
The splashiest showcase at the Electronic Entertainment Expo may not be inside the Los Angeles Convention Center after all.  That is, at least, if Doritos gets its way. Yes, the maker of cheesy tortilla chips is looking to upstage North America's largest video game trade show. How? By erecting...
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Big Boi headed to Las Vegas for monthly residency
LATimes - about 1 year
The Las Vegas Strip isn’t just for sparkly pop divas, electronic dance music kings and beloved icons from generations past. Adding to the growing list of hip-hop acts making the pilgrimage to Sin City, Big Boi has announced a yearlong residency at the Wynn Las Vegas. The co-founder of pioneering...
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Discussing All Things Awesome With Jazz is Phish
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Adam Chase is the founder of Jazz Is Phish as well as an accomplished drummer, percussionist, song writer, teacher and multi-instrumentalist. What I love most about Adam and what he has created in his life is the fact that he took what he loves and is passionate about, invited people he loves and respects to collaborate with him and created something magical from that intention. He is an incredibly inspiring human that we all could learn something from so I obviously had to interview him. Taraleigh: How did the concept for Jazz is Phish come to be? Adam: In my years of touring, I constantly came across incredible musicians that were closet Phish fans, but for some reason didn't want to admit it. It kind of reminded me of when children rebel against their parents in their attempts to form their own identities. They don't want to be associated with the thing that shaped them and influenced them for such a big chunk of their lives. It became apparent to me that if I could cr ...
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The Supreme Court Is Cray If It Doesn't Listen To Killer Mike
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Once the news got out that Killer Mike, Big Boi, T.I. and other rap notables were joining a legal brief to the Supreme Court, entertainment outlets jumped on the story as if it were an amusing culture clash. Which it probably is. When the court last heard a rap-related case in December 2014, the press was all over Chief Justice John Roberts' recitation of Eminem lyrics at oral arguments. One law professor even did a mash-up of the chief and Marshall Mathers, aptly titled "Roberts and Clyde." Fun stuff. But both cases also raise serious issues of constitutional rights -- whether you're a rap lover or someone who cares about online freedom. In last year's dispute, a broad coalition of civil rights groups and free-speech advocates urged the court to recognize the First Amendment implications of essentially criminalizing the making of rap music and what an adverse ruling could mean for what anyone can say on the Internet. Killer Mike himself, writing in USA Today last year, e ...
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The Supreme Court Is Cray If It Doesn't Listen To Killer Mike
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Once the news got out that Killer Mike, Big Boi, T.I. and other rap notables were joining a legal brief to the Supreme Court, entertainment outlets jumped on the story as if it were an amusing culture clash. Which it probably is. When the court last heard a rap-related case in December 2014, the press was all over Chief Justice John Roberts' recitation of Eminem lyrics at oral arguments. One law professor even did a mash-up of the chief and Marshall Mathers, aptly titled "Roberts and Clyde." Fun stuff. But both cases also raise serious issues of constitutional rights -- whether you're a rap lover or someone who cares about online freedom. In last year's dispute, a broad coalition of civil rights groups and free-speech advocates urged the court to recognize the First Amendment implications of essentially criminalizing the making of rap music and what an adverse ruling could mean for what anyone can say on the Internet. Killer Mike himself, writing in USA Today last year, e ...
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OutKast Maybe Could Have Prevented That Super Bowl Wardrobe Malfuction
Huffington Post - over 1 year
One-half of OutKast appeared on ESPN's "The Dan Le Batard Show" Thursday and revealed that the duo was once asked to perform at the Super Bowl. According to Big Boi, we can all blame André 3000 for the halftime show that never was -- he refused to cut down his songs to fit the allotted time space.  "He said, 'Nah, can’t do it,'" Big Boi recalled of his writing partner. "We look at it now and we laugh. Hopefully they invite us back."  But had they said yes, they might have prevented the infamous 2004 "wardrobe malfunction" between Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake, Pitchfork notes.  Big Boi didn't say when they were asked to perform, but the two songs he named -- "The Way You Move" and "Hey Ya!"-- were both released in 2003 at a time in Super Bowl halftime show history when organizers were booking more of-the-moment talent. The few years leading up to that 2004 onstage accident saw artists performing top tracks generally no more than a few years old. But who performed in 20 ...
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For The Stans: Big Boi And Andre 3000 Working On Solo Projects Before New Outkast Album
Bossip - about 3 years
Well, at least we’re getting some new music. Big Boi And Andre 3000 Working On Separate Albums Can we get a snippet, please? According to Vibe: After Queen Latifah cleared up rumors about a new OutKast album, it looks like the hip-hop duo will be cranking out solo efforts before a group LP. The group’s DJ and producer, Mr. DJ, told Revolt that although both 3 Stacks and General Patton have been seen visiting Stankonia Studios in their native Atlanta, the group’s known workspace, they were not there working on a new OutKast album. The two have actually been putting in work on their own albums. Mr. DJ adds that Andre may be dropping his long anticipated solo project this year, revealing that a lot of material has already been recorded for it. As for Big Boi, Mr. DJ says that he was just in the studio with him last week, laying down tracks to the follow-up for Boi’s 2012 LP Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. While the hip-hop duo will be keeping busy this year with over 4 ...
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OutKast Coachella Reunion Finds Band Joining Muse, Arcade Fire As Festival's Headliners
Huffington Post - about 3 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rap duo OutKast will headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April, ending a half-decade hiatus for one of hip-hop's most popular and important acts. OutKast joins Arcade Fire and Muse as headliners for the festival that plays over two weekends in Indio, Calif. Other acts scheduled include Pharrell Williams, Beck, Queens of the Stone Age and Lorde. The reunited The Replacements also will appear. Andre "Andre 3000" Benjamin and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton came out of Atlanta with a unique sound two decades ago and became one of rap's top-selling and most-lauded acts, winning the Grammy Award for album of the year for double album "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below." They have not released an album as OutKast since 2006's "Idlewild," a soundtrack. ___ Online: http://coachella.com
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Big Boi And Andre 3000 Were Hanging Out And Took This Picture
Huffington Post - about 3 years
There has been a lot of hype around Outkast's imminent return, and Big Boi has further fueled the fire with an Instagram photo of the duo hanging out in Atlanta. The teasing never ends ...
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12 Songs Other Than 'Hey Ya!' That Outkast Needs To Perform On Their Reunion Tour
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Music blogs scrambled for confirmation of an Outkast reunion on Tuesday afternoon, but it was Revolt TV that confirmed on Tuesday night that Andre 3000 and Big Boi would indeed reconnect for a 2014 tour. Marking the 20th anniversary of the duo's debut album, "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik," next year may not hold much possibility of a new Outkast album, but after 10 years absent from the stage, a string of performances is certainly good enough for fans. (One disappointment: Even though long-time collaborator Sleepy Brown posted a photo to Instagram saying that Outkast would headline Coachella, though, Billboard reports that isn't definite just yet.) Still, Outkast is touring soon, and while it's basically a guarantee they will perform the deliciously funky "Hey Ya!" during their 2014 concerts, here are 12 other songs that need to make the setlist. "Myintrotoletuknow" from "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik" "Ain't No Thang" from "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik" "Player's Ball" ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Big Boi
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    On March 21, 2014, it was announced that Big Boi had signed a management deal with Jordan Feldstein's Career Artist Management.
    More Details Hide Details On May 10, 2014, it was revealed that Boi had signed a record deal with Epic Records. Big Boi appeared on Nick Cannon's Wild 'n Out Season 3 as one of the many guest stars, as well as guest starring and appearing as a musical guest on Chappelle's Show performing his song "The Rooster". In 2006, he branched into feature film acting, appearing in ATL and Idlewild, followed by a starring role in 2007's Who's Your Caddy? Big Boi is a playable character in the Def Jam: Icon videogame. He appeared in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Wildlife", which aired November 18, 2008. Big Boi played hip-hop artist "Gots Money". He also appeared on ESPN's "First Take" on January 10, 2013. In 2008, Big Boi began a collaboration on a new show with the Atlanta Ballet. The show, entitled big, premiered at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, April 10–13, 2008. The show was performed by Atlanta Ballet dancers, local youth and talent, as choreographed by Lauri Stallings. Music may be performed live onstage during the performance, as it was when the ballet created a live music/dance collaboration with the Indigo Girls.
    He was featured on the Catch The Throne mixtape with the song "Mother of Dragons", it was released for free download on SoundCloud by HBO on March 7, 2014 to promote the fourth season of Game of Thrones.
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    He reiterated his plans for a new studio album in January 2014.
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  • 2012
    In an interview with New York City's Hot 97, Big Boi revealed that the day after the 2012 U.S. presidential election, a white woman approached him at an airport and congratulated him on "his win last night" (referring to Barack Obama winning re-election), to which Big Boi responded, "Bitch, I voted for Gary Johnson."
    More Details Hide Details He has since confirmed his libertarian political ideologies. In 2006, Big Boi founded the Big Kidz Foundation a nonprofit organization to help youth in Atlanta. The Foundation's mission is to provide culturally diverse experiences in the field of humanities while helping create socially conscious youth. In January 2010, Big Boi and the Executive Director, Jennifer Shephard Lester launched the Big Kidz Foundation in Savannah, Georgia. In 2010, Big Boi launched his custom Chuck Taylor sneakers with Converse. The shoes feature the title of his Def Jam solo album debut: "Sir Lucious Left Foot" on the left, and "Son of Chico Dusty" on the right. His Big Boi logo is featured on the tongue of the shoe.
    Later in 2012, Big Boi revealed that he was already ten songs deep into his third as of now untitled studio album.
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    Big Boi released his second solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors on November 13, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The first single from the album was "Mama Told Me" featuring Kelly Rowland. The album featured guest appearances from ASAP Rocky, Ludacris, T.I., Little Dragon, Phantogram (band), Kelly Rowland and B.o.B.
  • 2011
    In August 2011, Patton was returning from a cruise when a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement drug dog at the Port of Miami alerted officers.
    More Details Hide Details Patton was arrested and charged with illegal possession of the controlled substance MDMA powder. Patton was released from the Miami-Dade County jail on a $16,000 bond.
    Later, on April 28, 2011, Big Boi announced that he would be working with Modest Mouse on their upcoming album Strangers to Ourselves.
    More Details Hide Details These collaborations have yet to surface.
    On February 27, 2011, it was announced that Big Boi was creating a joint album along with rappers Mike Bigga and Pill.
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  • 2010
    In a July 2010 interview for The Village Voice, Big Boi revealed that he is working on the follow-up album to Sir Lucious Left Foot, entitled Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, stating that he is "maybe about six songs into it".
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    Big Boi's solo debut Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty was released in July 2010 to respectable sales and critical acclaim.
    More Details Hide Details In 2012, he released his second solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. Patton was born and spent the first half of his childhood in Savannah, Georgia, attending Herschel V. Jenkins High School before moving to Atlanta with his Aunt Renne. Eventually he decided to pursue his interest in music at Tri-Cities High School, a visual and performing arts Magnet school. He had a strong interest in hip hop music, and met André "3000" Benjamin while attending Tri Cities High School in the early-1990s. The two eventually joined forces as Outkast and signed with LaFace Records.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    In 2007, after the sixth album under the Outkast name, Idlewild, Big Boi announced plans to release a full-fledged solo album.
    More Details Hide Details While he had released a previous solo album in Speakerboxxx, it still was technically under the Outkast name. The album was to be titled Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. The album's first promotional single, "Royal Flush", was released in 2007, and featured Raekwon and André 3000. Over the next few years the album saw many delays, but multiple promotional and video singles were released such as "Shine Blockas" featuring Gucci Mane, "For Yo Sorrows" featuring George Clinton and Too Short and "General Patton" featuring Big Rube. The first official single was "Shutterbugg" featuring Cutty and the second "Follow Us" featuring Vonnegutt. The album was released internationally on July 5. Guest artists include alternative urban songstress Janelle Monáe; Big Boi's own new group Vonnegutt; plus established rappers T.I. and B.o.B. Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty received general acclaim from most music critics, earning praise for its inventive sound, varied musical style, and Big Boi's lyricism.
  • 2005
    In 2005, Big Boi released a mixtape/compilation album, Got Purp?
    More Details Hide Details Vol 2, in conjunction with the Purple Ribbon All-Stars on November 22 through Purple Ribbon Records; Aquemeni Records had become defunct after Benjamin left the company. The first single from the album was "Kryptonite", which reached 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. Patton was also featured on the song "International Players Anthem (I Choose You)", the first single from UGK's album Underground Kingz.
  • 2003
    Patton has often used his lyrics to criticize the problems that plague both the African American community and the world. An example is 2003's "War", a scathing attack on the Bush administration and the War on Terror.
    More Details Hide Details Another example is 2008's "Sumthin's Gotta Give" with Mary J. Blige talking about the state of America and Barack Obama. After four increasingly successful albums as a duo, the members of Outkast chose to make two solo albums, and release them as a double album under the Outkast name. André 3000 released The Love Below and Big Boi Speakerboxxx. The two albums were packaged together as Speakerboxxx/The Love Below in 2003. Speakerboxxx featured a style similar to Outkast's previous efforts, while The Love Below explored more offbeat territory, with André 3000 mainly singing rather than his usual rapping. One song from each album was released in September 2003 as a single. Patton's choice was the single "The Way You Move", featuring Sleepy Brown. It was originally supported by urban radio, but then crossed over to pop charts and became almost as big a pop hit as Benjamin's "Hey Ya! ". "The Way You Move" supplanted "Hey Ya!" as the #1 song on the US pop charts. The second single from Big Boi's side of the album was "Ghetto Musick", which featured both members of Outkast and a sample from Patti LaBelle's "Love, Need and Want You".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Born on February 1, 1975.
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