Today, Feb. 1, is the 44th birthday of legendary ATL rapper and one-half of OutKastBig 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, where he met Andre 3000, his partner-in-rhyme in OutKast. The group signed first signed with the now defunct LaFace Records and released their first studio album,  Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, in 1994. With a multitude of platinum records under their belt, the duo released their most commercially successful project, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, a groundbreaking double album that is certified diamond, 11 times platinum and reached No. 1 on Billboard 200.

In addition to OutKast's six studio albums, Big Boi has released three of his own: 2010's Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, which was released in 2012, and Boomiverse, which dropped in June of 2017. Back in 2015, Big Boi linked up with electro rock duo, Phantogram, to form the trio aptly named Big Grams, releasing their self-titled debut EP in September of that year.

Aside from many business ventures outside of the entertainment industry, Daddy Fat Saxxx has also appeared in video games and on TV shows like Law and Order and Nick Cannon's Wild 'n Out, and has even made his way into the feature film world with 2007's Who's Your Caddy and last year's remake of Superfly.

2018 saw the "Shutterbug" MC sign to L.A. Reid's HitCo and finish up a third leg of his lengthy Daddy Fat Saxxx Tour.

Coming up tomorrow, Sir Lucious Left Foot will wrap up his birthday weekend with a performance as part of the halftime performance at Super Bowl LIII, with the likes of Travis Scott and Maroon 5. 

Happy Birthday, Big Boi!

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