OutKast’s Big Boi has no plans of hanging up the microphone soon, however, the award-winning rap star recently revealed what lies ahead for him outside of the music biz.
With a solo album on deck, Daddy Fat Sax said he hopes to cash-in on acting opportunities in the near future.
The rapper also recently announced his signing with Jordan Feldstein’s Career Artist Management, a move he feels will help move him to the next level. One of the major goals of the signing is to move Big Boi further into the TV and film worlds. After the rapper releases his solo album, he says the focus will move to acting. “Once the ink’s on paper then I’ll let people know what’s happening,” Big Boi said. “I’ve been turning down roles for a while now because music is my first passion but there’s been a lot of calls for me to do film.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
Coincidentally, Atlanta’s Trinidad James recently revealed an interest in taking acting seriously.
“I’m acting right now. I actually did some scenes for Zaytoven’s newest movie. That was my first debut and I want to build from there,” James said in an interview. “I’m an entertainer, I need to be seen to be understood. A person like myself in the game with everything I’ve been through, I feel visuals cut deeper than words. You can see and feel where I’m coming from.” (Crib Notes)
Last weekend, OutKast treated fans to handfuls of their smash anthems at the Coachella music festival.
The rap duo headlined the first night of the music festival Friday in Indio, Calif., performing well-known hits such as “Hey Ya!,” “Ms. Jackson,” “The Way You Move,” “Elevators (Me & You),” and “So Fresh, So Clean.” The Grammy winners performed two dozen tracks – seen via its livestream on YouTube – as they celebrated 20 years in music since the release of their 1994 debut, “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.” (AP)
Andre 3000 and Big Boi made sure to interact with concertgoers throughout their set.
“Hey Coachella, are y’all alive?” Andre 3000 asked the crowd at the top of their set. “Are y’all alive? Are y’all alive?” “We just want to know one thing – are you having a good time?” Big Boi asked the crowd. (AP)