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Happy Birthday, Big Boi!

<> at Brazos Hall on March 19, 2016 in Austin, Texas.
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Today, Feb. 1, is the birthday of ATL rapper and one-half of OutKast’s Big Boi.

Born Antwan André Patton and raised in Georgia, Big Boi turned his attention and focus to music at a young age. He attended Tri Cities High School in the early-1990s and met Andre 3000, his OutKast partner, there. The group signed with LaFace Records and released their first studio album in 1994. With a multitude of platinum records under their belt, the duo released Speakerboxxx/The Love Below in 2003. The album reached No. 1 on Billboard 200.

In addition to OutKast’s six studio albums, Big Boi has released two of his own: 2010’s Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty and Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, which was released in 2012. He’s also been in video games, on TV shows (Law and Order Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘n Out) and has even made his way into a feature film: 2007’s Who’s Your Caddy?

In 2015, Big Boi linked up with electro rock duo Phantogram to form the trio aptly named Big Grams, first premiering their new genre-crossing sound in August. Big Grams dropped their self-titled debut EP dropped on September 25, 2015. At the top of 2017, Big Boi reported that his third solo studio album had been finished. Making the announcement on Martin Luther King Day, the ATLien hashtagged #DaddyFatSaxxx and #StayTuned.

Happy Birthday, Big Boi!

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