Maroon 5 will be the center act for this Super Bowl's halftime show in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, but one Atlanta-area rapper, and familiar face in Savannah, will also grace the stage.
Big Boi, well-known as one half of the group, Outkast, is set to join Maroon 5 for the halftime show along with Travis Scott, the NFL announced on Sunday. Born Antwan André Patton, Big made history as the preeminent spitter of the Dungeon Family and one-half of OutKast. The legendary duo sold 25 million albums and garnered seven GRAMMY® Awards, becoming the first and only hip-hop artist in history to win the GRAMMY® for "Album of the Year" upon release of their 2003 RIAA Diamond-certified Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.
Big Boi made his proper introduction as a solo artist in 2010 with Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. A modern classic, it captured #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and landed on Pitchfork's "100 Best Albums of the Decade 'So Far'." Following a succession of high-profile album releases, Big Boi released his latest album Boomiverse in 2017.
Big Boi is no stranger to Savannah as he's given back to the community numerous times over the years, including establishing his Big Kidz Foundation in 2006.