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About Big Boi


Antwan André Patton , better known by his stage name Big Boi, is an American rapper, songwriter, actor and record producer, best known for being a member of the southern hip hop duo Outkast alongside André 3000. Outkast released six studio albums; Big Boi's solo debut Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty was released in July 2010 to critical acclaim. He released his second studio album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors in 2012. Boomiverse, his third studio album, was released in June 2017.


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 Renee. He decided to pursue his interest in music at Tri-Cities High School, a visual and performing arts magnet school.


Patton met André Lauren Benjamin while attending Tri-Cities High School. The two joined forces as Outkast in 1992 and signed with LaFace Records.


After four successful albums, Big Boi and André 3000 chose to make two solo albums, and release it as a double album under the Outkast name, as Speakerboxxx/The Love Below in 2003; Big Boi recorded Speakerboxxx, André 3000 recorded The Love Below. Speakerboxxx featured a style similar to Outkast's previous efforts, while The Love Below explored a more offbeat territory, with André 3000 mainly singing rather than his usual rapping.


Big Boi released two of his songs as singles. "The Way You Move", featuring Sleepy Brown, was originally supported by urban radio, but crossed over to pop charts, where it supplanted André 3000's "Hey Ya!" as the #1 song. The second single from Big Boi was "Ghetto Musick", which featured both members of Outkast and a sample from Patti LaBelle's "Love, Need and Want You".


In November 2005, Big Boi released a mixtape/compilation album, Got Purp? Vol 2, in conjunction with the Purple Ribbon All-Stars through Purple Ribbon Records. The first single from the album was "Kryptonite", which reached 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. Outkast was also featured on the song "International Players Anthem ", the first single from UGK's album Underground Kingz.


This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Big Boi", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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