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 Andre 3000
Patton was born and spent the first half of his childhood in Savannah, Georgia, attending school before moving to Atlanta with his Aunt Renee 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
Originally Andre and Big Boi did not get along and considered each other "rivals"
The two eventually joined forces as Outkast and signed with LaFace Records
In contrast to his more sedate, philosophical partner, Patton's on-record persona enjoys partying
Patton has often used his lyrics to criticize the problems that plague both the African American community and the world
Patton is married to Sherlita Patton, with whom he has two children: daughter Jordan and son Cross
Another child, a son named Bamboo, is from a previous relationship
Big Boi is a playable character in the Def Jam: Icon videogame.
He has been seen in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Wildlife"
The episode aired November 18, 2008 and Big Boi played Hip Hop artist,"Got$ Money
Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dust
Uh, I keep it playa while some choose to play it safe
Boy check the resume, it’s risky business in the A
And I’ve been a witness to this history
Ever since the the 10th grade
We went from rockin brades to temp fades
I twist my A hat to the side just for style
or throw on the Gucci bucket with the flowers super fly
Wow, the southern pride been known to shut it down
But it ain’t so country my nigga this ain’t no Gomer Pile
I’m sergeant slaughter
I keep my shit cooked to order in order
To satisfy my people in Georgia and across the water
And across the boarder the essays are getting smarter.
They got flour for tortillas and lettuce for enchiladas.
if you follow wink wink. no doubt we don't speak.
in a blink them folks could have you sleeping in the clink.
I'm shittin' on niggas and pee'ing on the seat.
It's the nigga the BIG BOI OUT
Now party people in the club it's time to cut a rug
and throw the deuce up in the sky just for the shutrerbuggs.
I'm double fisted and if you're empty you can grab a cup.
Boy stop, i'm just playing. Let me dap you up.
baby baby you're in my system. baby baby tell me your listening.
Boy, it's after 12, club's like A Hive Bee,
A bee hive cause not everybody buzzin around me.
Could it be the way the verse is sounding?
Came up on the Gheto Boys and the Underground Kingz.
Toys, I had a brougham, called it pretty brown thing.
Paint look like root beer when the sun was shining.
Known to keep a bad bitch. No niggas beside me.
Index finger on the trigger in case niggas is clowning.
Not to flex but to protect my neck like the Wu-Tang.
Self-preservation is the rule when you do aim.
Or get in something more sinister.
You gotta be the finisher to make it sure the doctors, they can't replenish him.
Or bring him back to life. Back to reality.
Gone get on some hoes leave it alone. Triple OG status A town's very own.
Now this goes out to all my playas in the back sippin' yack.
Bendin' 'round corners in the 'lac. Cut a rug, playa, now cut a rug.
And throw yo' deuce up in the sky for the shutterbugg.
And this goes out to all my ladies in the front. What you want?
You make me wanna breed. Girl freeze.
Cut a rug, lady, now cut a rug. And throw yo' deuce up in the sky for the shutterbugg.
Tell me you're listening cause you all up in my system I can feel you from my head to my toes.
(You're in my system) Lucious Leftfoot's got his best foot forward
darling Lord have mercy how them flows stay so cold, froze. (Tell me you're listening)
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