It looks like Outkast rapper Andre ‘Big Boi’ Patton and his wife Sherlita have called it quits…
Earlier this week Big Boi announced that both he and André 3000 are working on solo albums. While we wait for more info on André’s project, Big Boi has revealed the title of his second solo album. A solo album from both of them is going to be dope, but I think what everybody really wants is a new Outkast album! Peep the title after the break.
On December 27, 2011 Cash Money Content, the book publishing arm of the iconic record label Cash Money Records, will release An XL Life: Staying Big at Half the Size, from nationally-known radio personality, Big Boy. Kurt “Big Boy” Alexander is the No. 1 Los Angeles radio host, ten-years running, and one of the most widely known hip hop radio DJs, heard in syndication in on 30 stations around the country. But Big is known just as much for his wise-cracking on-air antics as he is for his once, 500 pound frame.
Here’s a quick excerpt from the book:
“As a child, although we were poor, my family was always happy, loving and encouraging, which has made me the self confident and happy adult that I am today – no matter what size I am,” Big Boy says. “Food was always one of my most favorite things in the world,” he admits. “Growing up, our family, and many African American families, always gathered around family meals and holiday dinners – always around food. To eat was to be loved, to be safe. And what we learn as a child, just like tying our shoes, stays with you. Now, I still love food but I know more about nutrition, portion size, and exercise and I am passing these new food habits on to my kids.“
Antwan Andre Patton, better known as Big Boi (half of the hip-hop duo, Outkast), was arrested over the weekend in Miami for drug possession.
According to Miami-Dade County law enforcement, Big Boi was caught with MDMA (or ecstasy powder), ecstasy pills, and viagra during a routine border-patrol search at the Port Miami after getting off of a cruise ship. The artist was later charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of drug paraphernalia – all of which are felonies in the state of Florida. It is reported that Big Boi does not even have a prescription for the Viagra pills…(yikes).
Big Boi was booked at Miami-Dade County Jail, and then released on $16,000 bail. His lawyer made the following statement regarding the incident,
“While Big Boi was traveling with his group and friends, a small amount of contraband was found in the collective luggage,” attorney Daniel Kane said. “I am confident when the entire facts are aired Big Boi will be completely exonerated.” (CNN)
If found guilty, Big Boi could face up to five years in prison for each criminal charge. MSDTV will keep you updated on this story…
In celebration of Crown Royal Black’s partnership with Big Boi, fans will get an exclusive peek into acclaimed rapper Big Boi’s life in the documentary entitled “The Crown Life.” Here’s what to expect:
The film goes behind the scenes to document Big Boi in compelling moments of his life and career that showcase his definition of “The Crown Life.” The short film lets audiences into Big Boi’s life as he performed at the 2011 Grammy Award weekend; inside his studio, Stankonia, as he prepares for his latest projects; and an evening out on the town in his hometown of Atlanta with stops at his favorite spots to unwind.
Check out the “Crown Life” below: