Big Boi aka Daddy Fat Sacks aka Sir Lucious Left Foot aka one half of the mighty OutKast stopped by the VICE offices to spread a little Christmas cheer. He did a heartfelt reading of Dr. Seuss’s classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
Perhaps he’s following in fellow rapper DMX’s footsteps? A couple weeks ago DMX rapped “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” for an NYC radio station.
With the emotional music behind him and the occasional colloquialisms, Big Boi really brought something new to this classic story.
Watch it here
Details are surfacing on the drugs Big Boi was carrying when he was arrested yesterday. The drugs were spotted by a drug sniffing dog, reports TMZ.
According to the Miami-Dade Police report, “The pat-down revealed 5.7 grams of MDMA in powder form, 3 pills of suspect ecstacy, 9 whole pills of Viagra and 2 [half-pills] of Viagra, and a cigarette roller with suspect marijuana residue.”
He was arrested for 3 counts of possession of narcotics and 1 count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He also has been sentenced with a huge amount of embarrassment for buying illegal Viagra.
Yes you read that title correctly. Big Boi was arrested today in Miami for drug possession. He was arrested with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
TMZ reports the substances were ecstasy pills, MDMA powder and Viagra. All charges are felonies.
Border control dogs identified the substances while he was exiting a cruise ship. Also Big Boi didn’t have a prescription for the Viagra.
We can understand his embarrassment regarding the Viagra. It’s hard (no pun intended) talking to a Doctor about his downstairs. We sympathize completely with his need to pick it up on the black market.
Ah well. Maybe it’s just easier to talk to your doctor.
Outkast rapper Big Boi is launching a kids record label with his daughter, Billboard reports.
The rapper says he and his 16-year-old daughter, Jordan, have formed Purple Kidz, a new record label that will launch in the coming weeks. The label will feature younger artists but will target fans of all ages.
“My daughter just turned 16 years old, and you can see it on MTV’s ['My Super Sweet Sixteen'], where they get cars, and things that depreciate and just don’t mean nothing,” says Big Boi. “I wanted to give my child something that she can grow and build and nurture. So I gave her her own label.”
Big Boi, 36, says that Purple Kidz’ first signee is Gabbie Rae, a 12-year-old singing prodigy who has appeared on ‘The Tyra Banks Show.’
The rapper, who already heads the Purple Ribbon All-Stars hip-hop label, says that he and Jordan are the sole partners on the new imprint.
As for Big Boi’s solo career, he says that all is running smoothly as he continues working on the follow-up to last year’s ‘Sir Lucius Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty.’
“I had a conversation with Barry Weiss, and he was like, ‘Hey Big, great album,’ and he’s ready for the next album,” says Big Boi. “And he wants it ASAP. So, you know, everything’s good.”
I actually think gifting his daughter with a record label is a really sweet gesture. Sure, she is probably spoiled to death, but he seems to be implying hard work on her. She will have to maintain the label and nurture it, as opposed to her just being a singer or model or whatever. I’m guessing she has a huge passion for music, so this path will be a good one for her.
Big boi, a member of the band “Outkast” says that his record is still set for release, despite a delay.
“The South got something to say, and we gonna keep on talking,” he said to MTV News. “Me and ‘Dre were on the conference call [recently],” he continued. “He’s working on his album; my album is done. We’re gonna wait until the top of the year — January or February — to put it out. Then ‘Dre is gonna come hit y’all, and [then] we’re gonna do The Outkast album. So y’all gonna get three records from the ‘Kast next year.”
Big Boi has other things going on besides working on records. On Tuesday November 25, the rapper is set to appear on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” playing a greedy rapper who gets involved with an animal-smuggling-ring.