Sixteen years ago, Antwan "Big Boi" Patton and his partner-in-rhyme, Andre "3000" Benjamin, single-handedly put Southern hip-hop on the map as the rap group OutKast with the debut of their album, "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik."
As half of the famed hip-hop duo OutKast, Antwan "Big Boi" Patton is known for his bass-booming, chart-topping smash hits. His recording studio in Atlanta is lined with plush velvet, stocked with Courvoisier and has a swing hanging from the ceiling -- a place to settle in and do his work.
The new Mark Wahlberg football drama "Invincible" lived up to its immodest name at the weekend box office in North America but overall ticket sales resumed their decline as the lucrative summer moviegoing period drew to a close.
In "Idlewild," the madly soulful and enjoyable period musical romance starring the two members of OutKast, the '30s Prohibition nightclub where most of the action takes place is reminiscent of other movie-dream cabarets, like the ones in "Moulin Rouge" or "The Cotton Club."
Rosa Parks, who helped trigger the civil rights movement in the 1950s, and rap duo OutKast have settled a lawsuit over the use of her name on a CD released in 1998, her guardian Dennis Archer said Thursday.
Young R&B singer Beyonce Knowles and veteran soul crooner Luther Vandross led the 46th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night, and OutKast won three Grammys -- including album of the year -- for "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below."