Big Boi Plays Terminal 5 Tomorrow Night

December 21st, 2010

Back in 2003, OutKast took over the world. The hip-hop duo of André “André 3000” Benjamin and Antwan “Big Boi” Patton released two singles, “Hey Ya!” and “The Way You Move,” that topped the music charts and broke through to mainstream radio. However, André 3000’s and Big Boi’s distinct styles complemented and, ultimately, distanced each other from their respective musical ambitions. Their last major release, the double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, is essentially two solo albums under the banner of OutKast. And, while they have collaborated since that effort, OutKast looks to be at an impasse for the time being. In the meanwhile, this summer Big Boi (above, doing “Follow Us” on Late Show with David Letterman) released his solo debut, the much-acclaimed Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. And he returns to New York City to play Terminal 5 tomorrow night. —Jared Levy