Antwan André Patton, better known by his stage name Big Boi, is a well-known rapper, songwriter, actor, and record producer best known as a member of the American hip-hop duo Outkast alongside André 3000. Six studio albums have been released as a result of Big Boi’s work in the duo.
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, Big Boi’s solo debut, was released in July 2010 to respectable sales and critical acclaim. Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, his second studio album, was released in 2012. Boomiverse, his third studio album, was released in June 2017.
Big Boi: Early life
Big Daddy Patton was born in Savannah, Georgia, where he spent the first half of his childhood, attending Herschel V. Jenkins High School before moving to Atlanta with his Aunt Renne. Patton eventually decided to pursue his musical interest at Tri-Cities High School, a visual and performing arts Magnet school.
Facts of Big Boi
|Сеlеbrаtеd Nаmе:||Віg Воі|
|Rеаl Nаmе/Full Nаmе:||Аntwаn Аndré Раttоn|
|Аgе:||48 уеаrѕ оld|
|Віrth Dаtе:||1 Fеbruаrу 1975|
|Віrth Рlасе:||Ѕаvаnnаh, Gеоrgіа, Unіtеd Ѕtаtеѕ|
|Wіfе/Ѕроuѕе (Nаmе):||Ѕhеrlіtа Раttоnm. 2002|
|Сhіldrеn:||Yеѕ (Сrоѕѕ Раttоn, Ваmbоо Раttоn, Јоrdаn Раttоn)|
|Popular As:||Аmеrісаn rарреr|
|Nеt Wоrth іn 2022:||$60 mіllіоn|
Big Boi: Collaborations
In 2008, Big Boi and the Atlanta Ballet began working on a new show. The show big premiered at the Fox Theater in Atlanta from April 10–13, 2008. The show was choreographed by Lauri Stallings and performed by local youth and talent, as well as Atlanta Ballet dancers. Music can be performed live on stage during a performance, as when the ballet collaborated with the Indigo Girls on a live music/dance collaboration.
Owl City included Big Boi is one of four versions of his song “Alligator Sky” in 2011. Though the track version with him never progressed beyond the demo stage, it was leaked to the internet the same year as the official version of the track.
Big Boi: Career Highlights
Following four increasingly successful albums as a duo, Outkast’s two members decided to create two solo albums and release them as a double album under the Outkast moniker. Patton dropped Speakerboxxx, while André 3000 dropped The Love Below. The two albums were released as Speakerboxxx/The Love Below in 2003. Speakerboxxx was similar to Outkast’s previous efforts, whereas The Love Below ventured into more unusual territory, with André 3000 singing rather than rapping as usual. One song from each album was released as a single in September 2003.
Patton’s selection was the single “The Way You Move,” which featured Sleepy Brown. Initially supported by urban radio, it eventually crossed over to pop charts and became nearly as big a pop hit as Benjamin’s “Hey Ya!” “The Way You Move” surpassed “Hey Ya!” to become the number one song on the US pop charts. The second single from Big Boi’s side of the album, “Ghetto Musick,” featured both members of Outkast as well as a sample from Patti LaBelle’s “Love, Need, and Want You.”
On November 22, 2005, Patton released a mixtape/compilation album titled Got Purp? Vol 2 in collaboration with the Purple Ribbon All-Stars via Purple Ribbon Records; Aquemini Records had gone out of business after Benjamin left the company. The album’s first single, “Kryptonite,” peaked at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. Patton was also featured in the song “International Players Anthem (I Choose You)” from UGK’s album Underground Kingzon.
Following the release of the sixth album under the Outkast moniker, Idlewild, in 2007, Big Boi announced plans to release a full-fledged solo album. While Big Boi had previously released a solo album under the name Speakerboxxx, it was still technically under the Outkast moniker. Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty was supposed to be the title of the album. 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 was delayed numerous times, but several promotional and video singles were released, including “Shine Blockas” featuring Gucci Mane, “For Yo Sorrows” featuring George Clinton, and Too Short, and “General Patton” featuring Big Rube.
The first official single, “Shutterbugg,” featured Cutty, and the second, “Follow Us,” featured Vonnegutt. The album was released internationally on July 5th. Guest artists include Janelle Monáe, an alternative urban songstress; Big Boi’s own new group Vonnegut; and established rappers B.o.B and T.I. Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty received widespread praise from music critics for its inventive sound, varied musical style, and Big Boi’s lyricism.
Patton announced on February 27, 2011, that he was working on a collaborative album with rappers Mike Bigga and Pill. On April 28, 2011, Big Boi announced that he would be collaborating with Modest Mouse on their upcoming album Strangers to Ourselves. These collaborations have yet to be made public.
Patton revealed in a July 2010 interview with The Village Voice that he is working on Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, the follow-up album to Sir Lucious Left Foot, and that he is “maybe about six songs into it.” On November 13, 2012, the album was released. The album’s first single, “Mama Told Me,” featured Kelly Rowland. ASAP Rocky, Little Dragon, Ludacris, T.I., Phantogram, Kelly Rowland, and B.o.B. made appearances on the album.
Patton later revealed in 2012 that he was ten songs into his third studio album. In January 2014, he reiterated his intention to release a new studio album. Big Boi was featured on the Catch The Throne mixtape with the song “Mother of Dragons,” which was released for free download on SoundCloud by HBO on March 7, 2014, to promote the fourth season of Game of Thrones.
On March 21, 2014, it was announced that Big Boi had signed a management contract with Jordan Feldstein’s Career Artist Management. On May 10, 2014, it was also revealed that Big Boi had signed a record deal with Epic Records.
Patton announced on April 19, 2017, that his third studio album, Boomiverse, would be released the following day, along with two singles, “Mic Jack” featuring Adam Levine and “Kill Jill” featuring Killer Mike and Jeezy. In 2018, Big Boi signed to L.A. Reid and Charles Goldstuck’s new label Hitco Music.
Big Boi: Career as an Actor
Big Boi appeared as a guest star on Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘n Out in Seasons 3 and 5, and he also appeared as a musical guest on Chappelle’s Show, performing his song “The Rooster.” In 2006, he made his feature film debut with roles in ATL and Idlewild, followed by a lead role in Who’s Your Caddy? in 2007. He is a playable character in the video game Def Jam: Icon. Big Boi appeared in the November 18, 2008 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit titled “Wildlife.” He played a song by the hip-hop artist “Gots Money.”
Big Boi: Birthdate
Antwan André Patton, also known as Big Boi, was born on February 1, 1975, in Savannah, Georgia, United States.
Big Boi: Wife
André has been married to his wife Sherlita Patton since 2002. Patton was also a co-owner of PValentine, a clothing boutique in Atlanta, Georgia.
Big Boi: Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
He is 5ft 6 inches tall and weighs around 90kg
|Height||5ft 6 or 167.6 cm.|
Big Boi: Net worth
Big Boi’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million as of November 2022. His musical career is his primary source of income, which he earns by going on tours, selling albums, and performing live.
|Net Worth in 2021||$60 million|
|Salary in 2021||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2020||$50 Million|
|Salary in 2020||Under Review|
|Source of Income||Rapper, Live Performance|
Big Boi: Cars Collection
Big Boi is a car enthusiast who has a collection of luxury and vintage vehicles in his garage. His most prized possession is a $300,000 Rolls Royce Phantom. The flagship vehicle is powered by a twin-turbocharged V12 engine with 563 hp.
He also has a sizable collection of vintage Chevrolet Impalas, including models from 1961, 1962, 1963, and 1964. Similarly, he owns a $100,000 Range Rover Sports with a 3.6L V-8 Diesel engine capable of reaching 124 mph.
His next car is a $200,000 Bentley Continental Grand Tourer. He also owns a $100,000 Cadillac Escalade luxury SUV with all-wheel drive, an 8-speed automatic transmission, and a 0-60 mph time of 6 seconds.
He also has a $134,000 Maserati Grand Turismo, a $47,300 Cadillac CTS, and a $30,000 2007 Buick Lucerne in his car collection.
Big Boi: Houses & Real State
He has a sizable real estate portfolio in Fayetteville, Georgia, where he spent $242 thousand in 1997.
This European-style home has 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and amenities like a pool, spa, sauna, steam shower, game room, and so on.
Second, in 1999, he paid $157,500 for a home that included a gym, garage, pool, and spacious living rooms. He also owns two condos in Clearwater, Florida, which he bought in 2006 for $1.926 million.
These cutting-edge condominiums include a clubhouse, recreation room, tennis court, marina, and swimming pool. He also owns the Atlanta recording studio where “The Dungeon” recorded their classic songs.
Big Boi: Albums
- Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (2010)
- Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors (2012)
- Big Grams (with Phantogram; as Big Grams) (2015)
- Boomiverse (2017).
Big Boi: Movies
- 2004: Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2004 – as himself
- 2006: ATL – as Marcus
- 2006: King of the Hill – as Reverend Nealy
- 2006: Idlewild – as Rooster
- 2007: Who’s Your Caddy? – as C-Note, Christopher Hawkins
- 2009: Kiss and Tail: The Hollywood Jumpoff
- 2010: Freaknik: The Musical – as the Preacher
- 2017: Star – as a fictionalized version of himself
- 2017: Animals. – as Fox 2
- 2018: Superfly – as Mayor Atkins
Police Arrest and Charge
Big Bo was returning from a cruise in August 2011 when a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement drug dog alerted officers at the Port of Miami. Big Bo was arrested and charged with illegal possession of MDMA powder and Viagra. On a $16,000 bond, Big Boi was released from the Miami-Dade County jail.
Big Boi: Social Media
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- 2007: Def Jam: Icon – Himself
- 2013: Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel – Charles ‘Chuy’ Rendall
Big Boi: Аwаrdѕ & Асhіеvеmеntѕ
Durіng thе 2015 Тaсоmа Fіlm Fеѕtіvаl, Віg Воі wоn thе Аudіеnсе Сhоісе Аwаrd. Тhаt ѕаmе уеаr, hе hаd bееn nоmіnаtеd fоr thе Тrіbеса Fіlm Fеѕtіvаl Јurу Аwаrd. Іn 2016, hе wаѕ а nоmіnее fоr thе Nіghtmаrеѕ Fіlm Fеѕtіvаl Аwаrd.
Big Boi is determined to help young people live dignified lives by assisting them in receiving quality education and developing skills through his Big Kidz Foundation.
Big Boi provided the keynote speech and performed during halftime for the NBA teams Sacramento Kings and Milwaukee Kings’ social injustice campaign in 2019.
In addition, during the 2020 elections, he donated 150 meals to poll workers in his hometown of Atlanta.
Famous Quotes of Big Boi
“The music is first and foremost everything – no egos, no attitude, nothing – it’s about the music…”
“Knowledge is the power; the cowards get devoured….”“Life moves so fast. You gotta document the good times, man.”
Big Boi: INVESTMENTS
Big Boi is the founder of the ‘Big Kidz Foundation,’ which encourages children to travel the world, improve their speaking skills, learn entrepreneurship, and develop their talents.
He is also the CEO of Purple Ribbon Records, which represents Sleepy Brown, Konkrete, and Janelle Monae. He and Janice Faison Ahmed co-founded Celebrity Trailers, an RV rental company, in 2009.
Big Boi has produced the television series Government Records and the film Idlewild. In Fairburn, Georgia, he owns and operates Pitfall Kennels, where he trains and sells American Pitbull Terriers, specializing in the extremely rare Blue Pitbull.
Big Boi: ENDORSEMENTS
Big Boi has collaborated with Budweiser to release a limited-edition Budweiser Tall Boi 25 oz can. The cans contain a photo of Big Boi wearing an ATL hat and a fur coat, as well as “Big Boi” printed in the Budweiser typeface and his father’s name, Chico Dusty.
In 2021, he collaborated with Airbnb to commemorate Black Music Month by allowing fans the opportunity to stay at the renowned “The Dungeon” studio.
He created a promotional Converse Chuck Taylor – Sir Luscious Left Foot edition in 2010. In addition, he has teamed with Goodwood NYC to design a bespoke necklace that comes in a bag with the ‘Big Boi’ emblem etched.