Big Boi is an America-based actor, rapper, writer, and record producer. He is quite famous for his songs, but he got major popularity after becoming a member of the popular Duo; Outkast. They mainly performed Southern Hip Hop and released over six albums, and each one of them received great appreciation. He released his debut single track in July 2010, which was named; ‘Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. His second album was ‘Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors’ which was released in the year 2012. In 2017, his third album got out’ Boomiverse, and it was a huge success.
Big Boi’s real name is Antwan Andre Patton, and he was born in Savannah, Georgia, on February 1, 1975. His father worked as a Marine Corps Officer, and his mother was a retail supervisor. He started his education at Herschel V. Jenkins High School but left it after they moved to Atlanta. There he joined Tri-Cities High School, and it was when he started writing raps. He got a partner named; Andre Benjamin, and they formed a duo and named it 2 Shades Deep. They went through several names but finally settled on ‘Outcast.’ In 1992, Outcast was signed up by LaFace Records, which gave the much-needed boost to their career.
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Big Boi came into the limelight after his duo; Outcast was signed up by LaFace Records in 1992. They released their first single track, ‘Player’s Ball,’ in 1993, and it reached the top position on Billboard. It gave them some confidence, and they created their first album on April 26, 1994. It was placed at the second position in the Top R&B Album Chart and at 20th position on Billboard. The next few albums of the duo performed quite well, and they became a popular name in the music industry.
Outcast’s third album, ‘Aquemini,’ brought some problems for them as Rosa Parks filed a lawsuit against a single in the album named; ‘Rosa Parks.’ To close the lawsuit, they paid a certain amount of Rosa Parks, which was not disclosed by anyone, and they also assisted her in creating educational programs for her institute. Big Boi also tried his hands at acting and appeared as a guest in several TV shows such as ‘Wild ‘n Out,’ ‘Chappelle’s Show,’ etc.
Big Boi’s wife’s name is Sherlita Patton, and they both have two children; one daughter and one son. He also has a son from his previous relationship. His wife previously owned a clothing boutique in Atlanta, Georgia and her connections with Big Boi attracted several celebrities to her store.
Big Boi’s wife was arrested by the drug control officers at the Miami port as some controlled substances were found under her possession. She was released later from the Miami-Dade County Jail on a $16000 bond.
Big Boi is a successful American rapper and songwriter. Big Boi Net worth is a whopping $30 million, and it is clearly visible from his lavish lifestyle, jewelry, and clothing.