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Big Boi
Big Boi

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 successful and avant-garde hip-hop duo OutKast. He also goes by the aliases "Daddy Fat Sacks", "Lucious Left Foot", "Billy Ocean", "Hot Tub Tony" and "Francis the Savannah Chitlin' Pimp". Image File history File links Bigboi. ... Image File history File links Bigboi. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Nickname: The Creative Coast or The Hostess City Official website: Savannah, Georgia Location Government County Chatham Mayor Otis S. Johnson Geographical characteristics Area Total 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 performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... A work similar to Marcel Duchamps Fountain Avant garde (written avant-garde) is a French phrase, one of many French phrases used by English speakers. ... OutKast is an American hip hop duo based out of Atlanta, Georgia. ... Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles January 21, 1950) is a UK-based popular music performer who had a string of rhythm and blues tinged international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Chitterlings (often pronounced CHIT-lins and sometimes spelled chitlins in common vernacular) are the small intestines of a pig that have been prepared as food. ... A pimp manages and finds clients for a prostitute, engaging them in prostitution, often street prostitution, in order to profit from their earnings. ...


Big Boi was born and spent the first half of his childhood in Savannah before moving to Georgia's capital of Atlanta. He had a strong interest in hip hop music, and met André "André 3000" Benjamin while attending Tri Cities High School in the late-1980s. The two eventually joined forces as OutKast and signed with LaFace Records. Nickname: The Creative Coast or The Hostess City Official website: Savannah, Georgia Location Government County Chatham Mayor Otis S. Johnson Geographical characteristics Area Total 202. ... Nickname: The Horizon City, Hotlanta, The Big Peach, A-Town, The ATL Official website: http://www. ... Hip hop music (also referred to as rap or rap music) is a style of popular music. ... André 3000 André 3000 (born André Benjamin on May 27, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a rapper, hip hop producer and actor. ... MacGyver - 1980s hero The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... OutKast is an American hip hop duo based out of Atlanta, Georgia. ... LaFace Records, an Atlanta, Georgia-based record label company, was originally a joint venture between the producing duo Antonio LA Reid and Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Arista Records. ...


In contrast to his more sedate partner, Big Boi's on-record persona enjoys partying and employs a more pimp-like mentality. He can be identified by his rapid-fire delivery and intensely intricate rhymes, a style which has become more distinct since the album ATLiens. 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. A pimp manages and finds clients for a prostitute, engaging them in prostitution, often street prostitution, in order to profit from their earnings. ... ATLiens is the sophomore album by hip-hop duo OutKast. ...


In addition to his work on many OutKast and Dungeon Family-related material, Big Boi 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 2001 single "In Da Wind". OutKast is an American hip hop duo based out of 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. ... André 3000 André 3000 (born André Benjamin on May 27, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a rapper, hip hop producer and actor. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott on July 1, 1971) is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. ... YoungBloodz are an American Southern hip hop duo from Atlanta, Georgia, comprised of members J-Bo and Sean Paul (not to be confused with Jamaican dancehall artist Sean Paul). ... Album cover for Thug Matrimony: Married to the Streets Trick Daddy, born Maurice Young in 1973, also known as Trick Daddy Dollars or T Double D is a Dirty South rapper from Miami, of Slip-N-Slide Records. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


After four increasingly successful albums as a duo, André decided to make a solo album as a side project. Big Boi also produced a solo effort, and the two albums were packaged together as Speakerboxxx/The Love Below in 2003. Big Boi's Speakerboxxx anchored the release with the original OutKast style, and was the half to receive the most recognition from the hip-hop audience. One song from each album was released in September 2003 as a single. Big Boi's choice was the smooth urban 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 André'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". André 3000 André 3000 (born André Benjamin on May 27, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a rapper, hip hop producer and actor. ... Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is the name of the 2003 double album by the two members of the hip hop group OutKast, each disc a solo project. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is the name of the 2003 double album by the two members of the hip hop group OutKast, each disc a solo project (the concept of collecting solo recordings under a band name was first used by Pink Floyd on one half of their 1969 album... OutKast is an American hip hop duo based out of Atlanta, Georgia. ... Wiktionary has related dictionary definitions, such as: September September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with 30 days. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Way You Move is a 2003 number-one single recorded by Big Boi of the hip-hop duo OutKast, released on LaFace Records. ... Sleepy Brown Patrick Sleepy Brown is an R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... André 3000 André 3000 (born André Benjamin on May 27, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a rapper, hip hop producer and actor. ... Hey Ya! is a 2003 number-one single recorded by André 3000 of the hip-hop duo OutKast, released on LaFace Records. ... OutKast is an American hip hop duo based out of Atlanta, Georgia. ... Sampling may refer to: Digital sampling of audio Sampling (information theory) Sampling (music) Sampling (signal processing) Sampling (statistics) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Patti LaBelle Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a hugely revered African-American R&B/soul singer who fronted two moderately successful groups before rising to stardom as a solo artist in the late 1970s, influencing a new generation of female singers. ...


Currently, Big Boi and André are shooting a film about music in the depression-era South. It will premiere in 2006. Big Boi also has plans in the works for a solo album under the moniker "Hot Tub Tony", and a group project partnering him with Sleepy Brown. Big Boi released his new album, Got Purp? Vol 2, with the Purple Ribbon All-Stars in November 2005 on Purple Ribbon Records, as Aquemeni Records was re-named after André left the company. The group is a collective of Dungeon Family artists. The first single from the album was "Kryptonite", which cracked the Billboard Hot 100 and was a hit on hip-hop radio. Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sleepy Brown Patrick Sleepy Brown is an R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... is the 2nd album to be released by the Purple Ribbon All-Stars. ... 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 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. ...


Big Boi's younger brother James Patton raps under the name "Lil' Brotha", and is a member of hip-hop group Konkrete.


See also

OutKast is an American hip hop duo based out of Atlanta, Georgia. ... 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. ... André 3000 André 3000 (born André Benjamin on May 27, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a rapper, hip hop producer and actor. ... 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. ...

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