Perhaps with the most appropriate name, the American rapper is called as Big Boi. His ability has spread out not only in rapping but also in writing songs and in the production of records. He has taken up all the engagements required to make the music lovers happy.

Along with his intimate friend Andre he is serving the world through their ‘OutKast.’ Their ‘Speakerboxxx /The Love Below’ has topped the most prestigious chart. The duo has gifted the music lovers six fabulous albums so far. His first single album ‘Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty’ and it was launched in 2010 has been highly appreciated by the music lovers all around. Another solo release ‘Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors’ in 2012 had satisfied the innumerable music fans all over. His most recent album is ‘Boomiverse,’ released in 2017.

His success that he had achieved through his sincere effort would obviously inspire a lot of aspirants to follow his route. Along with the music assignments he had also given his appearance in the ‘Game of Throne’ which is a very popular TV series. The rapper had gone through some personal and legal hassles in his life but had always given full effort in his professional engagements. So from his various occupations,

Big Boi has accumulated not less than 50 million dollars as his estimated net worth which is undeniable proof of his success in life.

Early life

Undoubtedly the rapper had earned a big name in his career, but he has been named as Antwan André Patton by his parent when he was born on 1st February 1975. The 43-year-old rapper was born in Savannah, Georgia, United States of America. He holds the American nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity. There is very little known about his parents, but it is known that the rapper grew up with his three brothers Jason, James, and Marcus. To get his education, he was enrolled in Herschel V. Jenkins High School.

He spent his early childhood days at the place where he was born and then on attaining teenage went to stay with his aunt Renne who was staying at Atlanta. From his early days, he had a very keen interest in music and wanted to pursue a career in the same field. He got into Tri-Cities High School which is a famous and outstanding performing art and a magnet school. Gradually his efficiency in music improved and slowly the influence of hip-hop genre started to persuade the teenage Patton more than another pattern of music. During his schooling at Tri-Cities, he got acquainted with Andre with whom his relation grew in the course of time.

When he first met Andre in his school, no one had imagined that these two boys would like one day to impress the whole world with their talents in music. At their school, both friends appreciated each other’s caliber and intended to form a group. They have a unique combination of intelligent and melodious compiling style in their rap. The duo started spending more time at or around the malls and clubs to present their compositions.

Soon they started gathering the attention of the movers, and gradually their confidence grew for more and more efforts in music. To give their music a way they settled to name their duo group as ‘2 Shades deep’. The Black Dog and the Black Wolf were presenting some excellent music around the malls and one day Rico Wade the co-founder of ‘Atlanta’s Organized Noize’ heard them performing and invited at his studio ‘The Dungeon.’ Patton and Andre impressed and got the confidence of Rico with Andre’s observational rhymes and his confrontational flamboyance.


Both the aspirants of hip-hop music started practicing their music at ‘The Dungeon.’ While two friends were improving further, Rico was trying to arrange an audition for these two rappers. One day he managed an audition for Patton and Andre before “L.A.” Reid. Reid had formed LaFace along with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. The two friends did not match the expectation of Reid as perhaps the gem creator might have spotted the jewel but wanted more brilliance from the duo. The two friends started practicing with more intensity at ‘Atlanta’s Organized Noize’ with their lyrics and compositions.

After some days they appeared before Reid and earned his confidence. Reid wanted to get into a contract with the two rappers, but their age came in between as a hindrance. As the two were still on their seventeen, Reid wanted their parent’s approval. This can again be his plan to improve the two teenagers who can thrill the music world with their excellent musical ability. As perceived by Reid the parents of the two refused to give any approval which gave the two no other way but to practice more and start their career with a bang.

While practicing at Rico’s studio Patton and Andre were performing at some local clubs. Each day their popularity in the surrounding was growing with high appreciations. The duo renamed themselves as ‘Outkast’ and with the “Player’s Ball” gave them a great start to their musical career. The song went to the fans as the Christmas gift and retained the No.1 position for consecutive six weeks. The album ‘Southern Playalisticadillacmuzik’ released in 1994 got a high recognition on the prestigious charts. After the initial breakthrough, two partners came up with few more album releases which include ‘ATLiens’ in 1996, ‘Aquemini’ in 1998 and ‘Stankonia’ in 2000. The singles ‘B.O.B.” and “Ms. Jackson” of Patton was big hits of the time. All these albums were highly rated by the music followers. The duo came up with six studio albums. After the release of “Idlewild,” their 6th album Patton wanted to go for solo projects.

In 2010 he released ‘Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty.’ The innovative music and lyrics gave him high reviews. The second solo album came out soon with the title “Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.”  The single of the album “Mama Told Me” featured Kelly Rowland. The third album “Boomiverse” came out with “Kill Jill” and “Mic Jack” in 2017.

Apart from his performance as an inevitable part of OutKast and solo artist Patton has also enriched the performances of some other artists. He had appeared in Jay-Z’s “Poppon Tags,” “In da Wind,” Missy Elliot’s “All N My Grill,” Brooke Valentine’s “Girlfight,” Sleepy Brown’s “Margarita,” “A.D.I.D.A.S.,” Fantasia’s “Hood Boy” and Beyonce’s “Hip Hop Star.” He showed his acting ability first on the MTV’s “Volcano High” in 2001. In 2008 he collaborated for mixed ballet with Atlanta Ballet. His pecuniary strength has been further strengthened by the record label Purple Ribbon. Further, the rapper with his wife owns a boutique under the name P. Valentine. He is engaged with his brother in the breeding of Pitfall Kennel. The world has seen him various movies as “ATL,” “Star,” “Who’s Your Caddy?” and “Idlewild” and few more.

Personal life

It is not confirmed with whom he has his first son Antwan Patton Jr. He got in touch with Sherlita who exchanged vows and rings in 2002. The couple was blessed with two children. The parents call their daughter as Jordon and the son as Cross. The marriage instead of lasting more than a decade lost the rhythm and two got away from each other.

The successful rapper had been rumored to have been about his band member. He is among the countable few rappers who showed interest in politics. The world had seen him supporting Senator Bernie Sanders in the Presidential Election of 2016.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Antwan André Patton

Date of Birth: 1st February 1975

Birth Place: Savannah, Georgia, United States of America

Age: 43 Year Old

Profession: Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actor

Height: 1.68 m / 5 Feet 6 Inches

Weight: NA

Net worth: $50 Million