My boo Antwan “Big Boi” Patton joined Keri Hilson in Chicago yesterday (October 21) for the launch of the “Get Schooled” campaign.
Keri and Big stressed the importance of education to students at Chicago’s Collins Academy High School during Thursday’s Get Schooled National Challenge and Tour.
[Sidebar: Somebody needs to tell Keri to back up off my man! *Whooo-sah!*]
Big Boi told the crowd how he planned on pursuing his education before OutKast blew up.
“Before I started doing music, I was actually planning on going to school to study child psychology, but when I was in eleventh grade we went platinum. I still finished and graduated with honors.
Miss Keri, adorned with her now signature “No Boys Allowed” necklace, hit the stage to perform “Knock You Down” and offered some key advice to the youth.
“I think the key to making it through high school and life in general is knowing what’s important, attacking that, and executing everything,” said Keri, a former co-captain of her high school basketball team.
More photos + video of Big & Keri spitting knowledge during “Get Schooled” below… (also peep Keri’s “Knock You Down” performance): Continue Reading…
…his girlfriend dumped him and he didn’t know how to drive.
Antwan “Big Boi” Patton aka Daddy Fat Sacks aka my future ex-husband joins in on MTV’s “When I Was 17”, where he reminisces about the days when he was a cute lil chubby cheeked teen at Tri City High School in East Point, Georgia.
Is that a paisley shirt & overalls Twan? *giggles*
Several of the crew, including Kawan “KP” Prather and Cee Lo Green, reflect on his Big’s unique style, while Sir Lucious Left Foot shares stories from the days he spent working at Foot Locker in Underground Atlanta, as well as his first time doing open mic with Dre’ back in the day.
Andre 3000 & Big Boi
Check out Big Boi’s “When I Was 17” episode below + photos of Twan and the crew from early ’90s: Continue Reading…
Big Boi’s “You Ain’t No DJ” featuring Yellawolf is a certified banger… would you expect any less from the official video? Director, Stewart Parris captures the essence of the hot song, produced by Andre 3000 and Nigel Talley.
Big Boi headlined the “Heineken Inspire” Atlanta Concert Series last Saturday (September 4, 2010 ) in Atlanta, Georgia. The concert featured Big Boi, Jermaine Dupri, Bun B, DJ Trauma and Goodie Mob and was held at Opera nightclub.
I caught up with Big as he was coming offstage and he was flying high with adrenaline from the pumped up crowd:
Antwan “Big Boi” Patton along with V-103 DJ Greg Street held a back to school shopping spree for Atlanta area kids over the weekend. One lucky boy and girl were granted $1,000 a piece to shop for school clothes and supplies at southwest Atlanta’s Greenbriar Mall. Continue Reading…