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Big Boi

Antwan André Patton (born February 1, 1975), better known by his stage name Big Boi, is an American rapper, song-writer, record producer and actor, best known for being a member of American hip hop duo OutKast alongside André 3000. His work in the duo has produced six studio albums. During the duo's hiatus, he and André 3000 each announced plans to release a solo album. 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. Patton was born and 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 had a strong interest in hip-hop music, and met André "3000" Benjamin while attending Tri Cities High School in the early-1990s.

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Big Boi -- Guess Who Saved My Marriage?

Big Boi
Guess Who Saved My Marriage?

Big Boi is crediting a carpenter for saving his marriage ... but not just any carpenter.Our photog got  Big Boi at LAX and congratulated him on reuniting with his wife, Sherlita.… READ MORE >

Big Boi -- No Longer an Outkast in His Marriage ... Divorce DROPPED

Big Boi
No Longer an Outkast in His Marriage ... Divorce DROPPED

Andre 3000 is not the only person with whom Big Boi has reunited  ... we've learned he and his estranged wife have dropped their divorce ... shocking because it was super contentious.As TMZ… READ MORE >

- 69 days ago
Outkast -- Reunited at Coachella ... While Prince Watches On

Outkast
Reunited at Coachella While Prince Watches On

The Purple One doesn't make the trek out to Coachella for just any performance ... but when it's rap duo Outkast reuniting after 8 years, Prince makes an exception.Big Boi and Andre 3000 headlined… READ MORE >

- 141 days ago
Big Boi to Estranged Wife -- GET A JOB!!!

Big Boi to Estranged Wife
GET A JOB!!!

It's war between Big Boi and his estranged wife -- the Outkast rapper does NOT want to shell out endless child support ... claiming she's perfectly capable of supporting herself.As we reported,… READ MORE >

- 192 days ago
Big Boi from 'Outkast' -- Wife Files for Divorce ... Custody War Brewing

Big Boi from 'Outkast'
Wife Files for Divorce Custody War Brewing

Big Boi from Outkast could be going to war with his estranged wife -- 'cause she just filed divorce papers against the rapper in which she demands SOLE CUSTODY of their 12-year-old kid. Big Boi's… READ MORE >

- 332 days ago
Big Boi from Outkast -- Cleared for Doggy Style ... After Rehabbing Knee

Big Boi
Cleared for Doggy Style After Rehabbing Knee

Outkast rapper Big Boi tells TMZ ... he "lost his doggy style" abilities after blowing out his knee back in May ... but don't worry, the rapper tells us came up with a SOLID backup plan. As you… READ MORE >

- 358 days ago
Big Boi From Outkast -- TOTAL KNEE OBLITERATION ... Caught On Tape

Big Boi From Outkast
TOTAL KNEE OBLITERATION Caught On Tape!

TMZ has obtained video of the exact moment Big Boi from Outkast DESTROYED HIS KNEE during a live performance a few days ago ... and ... yeah, it hurts to watch. The Outkast co-founder was… READ MORE >

- 457 days ago
Big Boi -- Performance Canceled Over Technical Difficulties

Big Boi
Performance Canceled Over Technical Difficulties

Big Boi never took the stage last night San Fransisco after technical difficulties pushed back his performance to the point where there wasn't enough time for him to take the stage.He supposed to… READ MORE >

- 1114 days ago
Cops: Big Boi had 3 Ecstasy Pills, 10 Viagra

Big Boi Police Report
3 Ecstasy Pills, 10 Viagra

Officers performed a pat-down on Big Boi from Outkast when he got off a cruise ship in Miami yesterday, and found several drugs ON HIS PERSON ... this according to the Miami-Dade Police report… READ MORE >

- 1119 days ago
Big Boi from Outkast Arrested for Drug Possession

Big Boi from Outkast
ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION

Big Boi, rapper for the popular group Outkast, was arrested in Miami today on charges of drug possession ... TMZ has learned. According to the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department, Mr. Boi… READ MORE >

- 1120 days ago

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