Born as Antwan André Patton on 1 February 1975, Big Boi is an American rapper, songwriter, actor and record producer, best known for being a member of American hip hop duo Outkast. He 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 met André “3000” Benjamin while attending Tri Cities High School in the early-1990’s. The two eventually joined forces as Outkast and signed with LaFace Records. His work in the duo has produced six studio albums.
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. He released his second album, ‘Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors’ in 2012. ‘Boomiverse’, his third studio album was released in June 2017.
Big Boi has often declared his deep feeling for Kate Bush’s music. The rapper has been a fan of the idiosyncratic British singer-songwriter since his uncle turned him on to her records when Big Boi was only in middle school. In 2017, he reportedly had dinner with her.