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Encyclopedia > Big Boi
Big Boi
Background information
Born February 1, 1975 (age 32) Flag of the United States Savannah, Georgia
Origin Atlanta, Georgia
Genre(s) Hip-hop
Occupation(s) rapper
Years active 1992-present
Label(s) LaFace
Members
OutKast, Dungeon Family, Purple Ribbon All-Stars

Big Boi (born Antwan André Patton on February 1, 1975 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American hip hop artist and producer; one half of the alternative hip-hop duo OutKast. He also goes by the aliases "Daddy Fat Sacks", "General Patton", "Sir Lucious L. Leftfoot", "Billy Ocean", "Hot Tub Tony" and "Francis the Savannah Chitlin' Pimp". is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Coordinates: , County Chatham Government  - Mayor Otis S. Johnson Area  - City 202. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... LaFace Records is an Atlanta based record label company created by Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Antonio LA Reid. ... OutKast is an American hip hop duo based out of East Point, Georgia, a nearby city to Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Dungeon Family is a hip hop/R&B/soul musical collective, based in Atlanta, Georgia and specializing in Southern hip hop with heavy funk and soul influences. ... Purple Ribbon All-Stars is a southern hip-hop group under the Purple Ribbon Records (distributed through Virgin Records) label. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Coordinates: , County Chatham Government  - Mayor Otis S. Johnson Area  - City 202. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Alternative hip hop (Bohemian hip hop) is a style of hip hop distinguished by socio-political lyrics, sparse beats that sample few and/or unusual sources (see jazz rap) and uniquely positive rhymes. ... OutKast is an American hip hop duo based out of East Point, Georgia, a nearby city to Atlanta, Georgia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Chitlins in broth. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Contents

Biography

1/2 of OutKast

Patton was born and spent the first half of his childhood in Savannah, attending Herschel V. Jenkins High School before moving to Atlanta. 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. Hotlanta redirects here. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... LaFace Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. LaFace was formed in 1989 as a joint venture between the producing duo Antonio LA Reid & Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Arista Records. ...


In contrast to his more sedate, philosophical partner, Patton's on-record persona enjoys partying. He can be identified by his rapid-fire delivery, a style which has become more distinct since the album ATLiens. Patton has often used his lyrics to criticize the problems that plague both the African American community and the world. One example is 2003's "War", a scathing attack on the Bush administration and the "war on terror." ATLiens is the second album by hip-hop duo OutKast. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The war on terrorism or war on terror (abbreviated in U.S. policy circles as GWOT for Global War on Terror) is an effort by the governments of the United States and its principal allies to destroy groups deemed to be terrorist (primarily radical Islamist organizations such as al-Qaeda...


Solo Work

In addition to his work on much OutKast and Dungeon Family-related material, Patton has also been featured on other artists' tracks without André 3000. His most notable guest appearances were on the 1999 Missy Elliott hit, "All N My Grill", the YoungBloodZ' "85 South", and Trick Daddy's 2002 single "In Da Wind". The Dungeon Family is a hip hop/R&B/soul musical collective, based in Atlanta, Georgia and specializing in Southern hip hop with heavy funk and soul influences. ... Melissa Arnette Elliott (born July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia), better known as Missy Elliott, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, MC, and record producer. ... The YoungBloodZ are an American Southern rap duo from Atlanta, Georgia, comprised of members J-Bo (born Jeffrey Ray Grigsby in 1977) and Sean Paul (born Sean Paul Joseph in 1979). ... Maurice Young (born November 23, 1973 in Miami, Florida), better known as Trick Daddy, is an Atlantic Records recording artist. ...

Big Boi on the cover of the OutKast album “Speakerboxxx”

After four [1] increasingly successful albums as a duo, Benjamin decided to make a solo album as a side project(Even though Big Boi was on some of The Love Below as Andre 3000 was on some songs in Speakerboxx). Patton also produced a solo effort, and 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. One song from each album was released in September 2003 as a single. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... OutKast is an American hip hop duo based out of East Point, Georgia, a nearby city to Atlanta, Georgia. ... Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is a double album by the hip hop group OutKast, released on September 23, 2003 on LaFace Records. ...


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, one of the few times in music history a group has replaced itself at the top of the 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 & Want You". The Way You Move is a 2003 number-one single recorded by Big Boi of the hip-hop duo OutKast, released on LaFace Records. ... Patrick Sleepy Brown is an R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Hey Ya! is a hip hop song written and produced by André 3000 for his 2003 album The Love Below, part of OutKasts double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944 in West-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B and soul singer and songwriter who fronted two groups, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and Labelle, which changed and birthed a new era of womens music and...


Big Boi recently announced a solo album in the works, which may be finished in 2007. Purportedly similar in sound to Speakerboxxx, it will feature production from André and longtime Dungeon Family production team Organized Noize.[1] Organized Noize is a successful Atlanta-based American record production company made up of Rico Wade, Ray Murray, and Patrick Sleepy Brown. ...


Patton and Benjamin star in Idlewild, a film about music in the Depression-era South. It was released in August 2006. Patton also has plans in the works for a project partnering him with Sleepy Brown. He released a mixtape/compilation album, Got Purp? Vol 2, in conjunction with the Purple Ribbon All-Stars in November 2005 on Purple Ribbon Records; Aquemeni Records had become defunct after Benjamin left the company. The first single from the album was "Kryptonite", which cracked the Billboard Hot 100 and was a hit on hip-hop radio. Patton is also currently featured on the song "International Players Anthem (I Choose You)", which is the first single off of UGK's new album, Underground Kings. He is also planning a new solo album in 2007 or 2008 Idlewild is an American musical film, released August 25, 2006, written and directed by Bryan Barber. ... The Great Depression was the result of the economic downturn that started with the Stock Market crash on October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday. ... Patrick Sleepy Brown is an R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Got Purp? Vol. ... Purple Ribbon All-Stars is a southern hip-hop group under the Purple Ribbon Records (distributed through Virgin Records) label. ... Purple Ribbon Label is a record label owned by OutKast and distributed through Virgin Records. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


Acting & Personal Life

Patton is married to Sherlita Patton, with whom he has three children: a daughter, Jordan, and two sons, Bamboo and Cross. His oldest son, Antwan Jr., is not Sherlita's child. Numerous references to the Patton family are present in Big Boi's rhymes. His younger brother James raps under the name "Lil' Brotha", and is a member of hip-hop group Konkrete. He is related to Trey Morrel. Konkrete is a 3-man hip-hop group based in the collective, Dungeon Family The group is currently signed to OutKasts Purple Ribbon and have two tracks on their next album, Big Boi Presents Got Purp? Vol 2,to be released in November 22. ...


His wife is also the co-owner of a clothing boutique in Atlanta, Georgia called PValentine. She co-owns the store with Tracy Valentine. The expensive brands carried by the store and the tie to Big Boi attract many music artists and other celebrities to the store. the store was featured on an episode of MTV's sweet sixteen when R&B artist Chris Brown went for a birthday gift from Big Boi. Hotlanta redirects here. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Big Boi also appeared on Nick Cannon's Wildin 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. Besides Idlewild he is currently reaching more into acting, having appeared in T.I.'s film ATL Idlewild and starring in the upcoming Who's Your Caddy?. Chappelles Show is an American comedy television series starring comedian Dave Chappelle. ... Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. ... ATL is an American movie that was released on March 31, 2006. ... Idlewild may refer to: In films and music: Idlewild (band), a Scottish rock band Idlewild (Everything but the Girl album), a 1988 album by English band Everything But The Girl Idlewild (film), a 2006 film starring the members of hip-hop group OutKast Idlewild (OutKast album), a 2006 soundtrack album... Whos Your Caddy? is a 2007 comedy film directed by Don Michael Paul and starring Antwan Big Boi Patton, Lil Wayne, Andy Milonakis, Faizon Love, Terry Crews, Tony Cox, and Jeffrey Jones. ...


Featured Appearances

Main article: Outkast Discography

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Filmography

- (2006) ATL: Marcus
- (2006) Idlewild: Rooster
- (2007) Who's Your Caddy?: C-Note
Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... ATL is an American movie that was released on March 31, 2006. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Idlewild is an American musical film, released August 25, 2006, written and directed by Bryan Barber. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Whos Your Caddy? is a 2007 comedy film directed by Don Michael Paul and starring Antwan Big Boi Patton, Lil Wayne, Andy Milonakis, Faizon Love, Terry Crews, Tony Cox, and Jeffrey Jones. ...


Trivia

  • He is a registered pit bull breeder
  • He sometimes refers to, or credits, himself as "Daddy Fat Sacks," which is a term referring to a drug dealer, in such songs as "Walk It Out" and "Morris Brown"
  • Big Boi is a playable character in the Def Jam: Icon videogame.

The American Pit Bull Terrier is one of several bull terrier breeds, often kept as a pet. ... Walk it Out is the debut single from Unk from his debut album Beatn Down Yo Block. ... Morris Brown is the first official single from OutKasts album Idlewild (2006). ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Big Boi - Art History Online Reference and Guide (451 words)
Big Boi (born Antwan André Patton on February 1, 1975 in Savannah, Georgia) is an African American hip hop artist and producer; one half of the successful and avant-garde hip-hop duo OutKast.
Big Boi was born and spent the first half of his childhood in Savannah before moving to Georgia's capital of Atlanta.
Big Boi is also the more direct member of the team, and has often used his lyrics to criticize the problems that plague both the African American community and the world.
Big Boi raises bar for hip-hop shows (410 words)
With only a handful of shows behind him, Big Boi tore through an hourlong set of tracks from "Speakerboxxx" (including a frenetic "Ghettomusick" and bounding "The Rooster") and a menu of OutKast classics in a sweaty, briskly paced set whose bells and whistles coolly defied the expectations for the average hip-hop show.
Big Boi packed the stage with OutKast's oft-employed four-piece Horns Unlimited, two backup singers, two additional MCs in Konkrete and Killer Mike, two guitarists and four dancers.
In an efficient hour, Big Boi effectively married his past and present, and left fans with a promise of a still wide-open future.
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