Big Boi Biography

Big Boi

Quick Facts Of Big Boi

Celebrated Name Big Boi
Age 44 Years
Nick Name Daddy Fat Sax
Birth Name Antwan André Patton
Birth Date 1975-02-01
Gender Male
Profession Rapper
Place Of Birth Savannah, Georgia
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Father Tony Kearse
Mother Rowena Patton
Horoscope Aquarius
Religion Christianity
High School Herschel V. Jenkins High School
Home Town Savannah, Georgia
Marital Status Married
Wife Sherlita Patton
Married Date 2002
Children 3 ( Cross, Bamboo, and Jordan)
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 198 lbs (98 kg)
Body Build/Type Large
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Net Worth $50 million

Antwan Andre Patton, popular by the stage name Big Boi is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He rose to prominence after his hip hop duo alongside Andre 3000 gained popularity. Their hip hop duo, Outkast has produced six studio albums. Besides, Big Boi has also pursued his solo career as he has already released 3 solo studio albums. 

He has over 884k followers on his Instagram account and over 1.23 million followers on his Twitter account. 

Atlanta-native Big Boi to perform at Super Bowl LIII as a guest artist.

To perform in one of the biggest gigs in the world, Super Bowl is a fortune. And Big Boi will perform there at the Super Bowl LIII half-time show. Following the months of speculations and rumors, Big Boi along with Travis Scott are two guest rappers who will perform there, whereas Maroon 5 will headline the show. Maroon 5 announced via Twitter that they will perform at the 2019 Super Bowl. 

The Super Bowl half-time show takes place during the NFL's championship game. Many popular artists including Beyonce and Lady Gaga has already performed there. 

Famous For

  • His hip hop duo with Andre 3000 Benjamin.

Early Life of Big Boi

Big Boi was born on 1 February 1975. His birth name is Antwan Andre Patton. His parents are Tony Kearse, a father, and Rowena Patton, a mother. He was born in Savannah, Georgia in the United States. He holds American nationality and belongs to black ethnicity. He has three brothers, Jason, James and Marcus Patton. His zodiac sign is Aquarius and his religion is Christianity. He attended Herschel V. Jenkins High School. He spent his childhood in Savannah, Georgia. Later he moved to Atlanta with his Aunt Renne. He decided to pursue his interest in music at Tri-Cities High School. 

Career of Big Boi

Outkast

In the early 1990s, he met Andre 3000 Benjamin during his high school period.

The two formed a hip hop duo named Outkast. Outkast then signed with LaFace Records.

The duo has released their six studio albums till date.

The duo has also released a double album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below in 2003. Speakerboxxx was Andre's solo album and The Love Below was Big Boi's solo album.

Solo Career

Big Boi released a mixtape/compilation album, Got Purp? Vol 2 in November 2005.

In 2007 he released his first solo studio album titled, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. The album received critical acclaims.

He released a follow-up album to his first album in November 2012. The album was titled Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.

He was featured on the Catch The Throne mixtape with the song "Mother of Dragons". The song was released in March 2014 to promote the fourth season of Game of Thrones.

He revealed in 2012 that he has already started working for his third studio album and has planned to release it in 2014. 

However, his third album, Boomiverse was released only in April 2017.

He signed a management deal with Jordan Feldstein's Career Artist Management and a record deal with Epic Records, both in 2014. 

He signed to Hitco Music, the new label of L.A Reid and Charles Goldstuck in 2018.

Acting Career

He appeared as guest star in the 3rd and 5th season of Nick Cannon's Wild 'n Out.

He has also appeared as a musical guest on Chappelle's Show.

He also starred in comedy-drama film, ATL and musical comedy film, Idlewild in 2006.

He appeared in the lead role in a comedy film, Who's Your Caddy? in 2007.

He has also appeared in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2008.

He collaborated with the Atlanta Ballet in the show, Big in 2008, which premiered at the Fox Theater in Atlanta.

Personal Life of Big Boi

The 43-years old American rapper is married to Sherlita Patton. They first met in 2001. They tied a knot to each other in February 2002. His wife filed for divorce in 2013 but they patched up in 2014. The couple has three children altogether. They have 2 sons, Cross and Bamboo, and a daughter Jordan. Bamboo Patton is Big Boi's son from his previous relationship.

He was arrested and charged with illegal possession of the controlled substance MDMA powder and Viagra. He was later released from the Miami-Dade County jail on a $16,000 bond. 

He lives with his family in Atlanta, Georgia.

Body Measurements of Big Boi

Big Boi stands at a height of 1.67 m i.e. 5 feet and 6 inches. He has a body weight of 198 lbs i.e. 90 kg. He has a large body build. He has dark brown eyes and his hair color is black. 

Net Worth of Big Boi

Big Boi is one of the successful artists who has earned quite a fortune from the industry. He launched his custom Chuck Taylor sneakers with Converse in 2010. As of 2018, his net worth is estimated at around $50 million. 

Did You Know?

  • He often uses his lyrics to criticize the problems that plague both the African American community and the world.
  • His song, "War" was an attack on the Bush administration and the War on Terror.
  • He was featured on the UGK's song, "International Players Anthem (I Choose You)".
  • He was also featured in Def Jam: Icon video game.
  • He has founded a nonprofit organization, the Big Kidz Foundation to help youth in Atlanta.
  • He supported Bernie Sanders for president.
  • He is libertarian.
  • He is a pet lover and also has dog breeding business in Georgia.

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