Antwan André Patton, better known by his stage name Big Boi, is an American rapper, songwriter, producer, and actor. He is most known for being a member of the hip-hop duo Outkast alongside André 3000 who he calls, “We’re in a whole other dimension. We’re musicians, artists, producers, we do everything, you know… Two of the best, absolutely.” Outside of this duo, Big Boi has focused on his solo career as a rapper. In 2005, his single “Kryptonite (I’m On It)” was one of the year’s best rap singles from his label’s showcase, “Got Purp?, Vol. 2”. He released his debut solo album, “Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty”, in 2010, which reached number three on the Billboard 200 chart. Then, in 2012 he released his second solo album, “Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors” which featured artists Little Dragon, Wavves, and Phantogram.
Before Big Boi and André 3000 went solo, they wrote songs about marijuana. The band’s debut album, “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik” features the song “Crumblin’ Erb” about escaping from “this crazy world” by simply chilling out and crumbling some herb, “Got a tampa nugget, blunt box, it's empty/That's where the erb be dropping, it's simply marvelous time is ticking… We, is gonna smoke out, until we choke out.” Then, after performing this and many songs on stage, Big Boi enjoys what he calls a “fantastic brownie” for a steady and slow edible high, which he often shares with his fans on social media. Also, although Big Boi doesn’t like to associate with a political party, he does support the legalization of marijuana, “But really I’m for…getting people out of poverty and people sentenced to these long unjust prison sentences out of jail, and the legalization of Marijuana.” He’s showing even more support for marijuana by performing at this year’s Chalice Festival, a music festival with weed, glass, and art.