Big Boi, 35, (his debut solo album, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, is out now) shares the 25 things you don't know about him with UsMagazine.com.

1. Kate Bush and Bob Marley are tied for my favorite artist.

2. I love to play myself on Def Jam's Icon video game.

3. Jane Fonda is a good friend.

4. I love the cheesy bread at Red Lobster.

5. I have three kids: my sons, Cross, 9, and Bamboo, 10, and my daughter, Jordan, 15.

6. I have a dog kennel, Pitfall Kennels.

7. I have a room in my house called the Boom Boom Room. It's where all the fun happens.

8. My family loves dancing to "Pants on the Ground."

9. Martha Stewart taught me to cook fried lobster tail.

10. I have a lot of security cameras, so don't try nothin'!

11. I named my dog Halle Berry; she's got a cute face.

12. When my family bowls, we call ourselves the Water Buffaloes like on The Flintstones.

13. My pet shark is named after blues singer Billy Ocean.

14. One of my favorite movies is Iron Man.

15. I like taking my kids to their football games.

16. I have multiple rap personalities.

17. I don't eat beef or pork.

18. I have more than 400 pairs of sneakers. Read more...

  • His_Mommy623

    Sir Lucious Left Foot!!!!! :danban:

  • sharnell

    that was cool of him

  • cheeks8683

    My pet shark is named after blues singer Billy Ocean

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    :rofl: why does my cycle teacher play Billy Ocean OUT!!!! Like really?!? "Get out of my dreams, get into my car"!

  • Thetruth32

    # 7 should not be on the list. We already know that.. let me know when the next outkast cd coming out

  • my2cents

    His cd is really good, I hope his next single is Shine Blockas, I love that old school beat :thumbsup:

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    that album is banging one of my top 3 for the year

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    @my2cents
    shine blockas was the first song he did a video for off the album last year

  • Cinderella

    Bamboo? Please tell me that's his nickname.

  • Ebony

    Big boi you are fine as f@ck! How is it hanging? To the left, to the right? Mmmkay :coffee:

  • Redeemed777

    " 10. I have a lot of security cameras, so don’t try nothin "

    To this I say, VANITY.

    Do you really think that security cameras will save you from the day of reckoning???

    God is the only real security.

  • Shauny

    I knew a few of these from his MTV cribs episode.

    I heard he was an ass ala Michael Jordan, is this true? I hope not because I like Big Boi.

    :cosign: his #4. Red Lobster cheesy biscuits are hard to beat. and LOL at the water buffalos. That's too cute. Big ups to being a family man but poor Bamboo...why.

  • Anna

    Thetruth32 says:

    # 7 should not be on the list. We already know that.. let me know when the next outkast cd coming out

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    Yea, #7 was the only one I know and I don't know this guy. Did he have a reality show. I remember the boom boom room and the kids.

  • Thetruth32

    Ebony says:

    Big boi you are fine as f@ck! How is it hanging? To the left, to the right? Mmmkay

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    I love your comments Ebony..

  • Anna

    Shauny says:

    I knew a few of these from his MTV cribs episode.

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    Thanks, I was wondering how I knew him

  • Thetruth32

    Thetruth32 says:

    # 7 should not be on the list. We already know that.. let me know when the next outkast cd coming out

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    Yea, #7 was the only one I know and I don’t know this guy. Did he have a reality show. I remember the boom boom room and the kids.
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    he said that on cribs and I think he talk about it on his cd too

  • Thetruth32

    Cinderella says:

    Bamboo? Please tell me that’s his nickname.
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    I don't think so, but i could be wrong.

  • M3z

    LMAO! :rofl: @ Redeemed I knew you were good for that one!

  • Al-Ameera

    Always liked Big Boi, Dre 3 stacks too

  • Peachizz

    I thought Jane Fonda was dead....... :shrug:

  • T.Y’z Cha Cha

    I named my dog Halle Berry; she’s got a cute face.

    thats cute

  • T.Y’z Cha Cha

    @ Peachizz :no:

    You might be thinking of Farrah Fawcett

  • Divinebrown

    REDEEMED....YOU'RE REACHING....

    Anyhoo...I love me some Daddy Fat Sacks!!!

  • Buddafly

    I havent logged in for a while, I mostly just lurk but BIG BOI is my rapper crush.

    He's one of those dudes I would hit over the head and tie up in my room.

    Depending on the answers to Ebony's comments.... How is it hanging ;)

  • http://mylifeinthesun782.blogspot.com Ms. Everything

    Welcome back Redeemed :rofl:

    Anyway, I love Big Boi and am so mad I didn't know his cd was already out, why did they name that poor child Bamboo though??? Smdh I knew most of this stuff already. Andre needs to drop his next cd and then they need to put out a new Outkast one so they can put these new little boy rappers to shame

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e012d6ea5cfdbd3e1934e09fdc7cd771?s=80 WatsonElite30

    that album is banging one of my top 3 for the year
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    I'll have to most definitely check it out. You would make like the 5th person I've seen or heard state that.

    Hi everyone! I don't post much, but I'm on today (and appearing as though I'm busy in my office) :kona:

  • T.Y’z Cha Cha

    Welcome back Redeemed :welcome: :welcome:

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    Andre 3000 > Big Boi

    Big Boi is good, but he always been a bit overrated in my book. :coffee:

  • CivilEngineer

    Yea when's the next Outkast album coming out??...that's all I care to know

    He named his son Bamboo...seriously??? :blink:

  • Redeemed777

    @Ms. Everything
    @T.Y'z Cha Cha

    I didn't go anywhere, I just had to take a break.

    " The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few "

  • chase

    Big boy can get it, he is so sexy.......

  • Say It Aint So Joe

    Shutterbug is my jam! I like Andre 3000's new song too..... #teamOutKast

  • Divinebrown

    Man...those porclain veneers are bulky as all get out but they shol do make you look better.

    Big Boi did the damn thang when he got his done.

  • Krysi J

    Big Boi ...ummmmm ummmm umm :love:

    I just love to see him dressed dope boi fresh...LOL.

    #SwaggerONaTRrillION

    and those vaneers ain bad either :wink:

  • Cinderella

    @ Redeemed, Im pretty sure the cameras are there to catch anyone breaking into his home. His wife Sherlita's clothing store has been broken into several times.

  • Tyzgurl

    :cosign:
    On the biscuits! The only reason I go to Red Lobster....the food is mediocre (sp) at best...but them dayum biscuits!

    Found a recipe for em....pretty tasty!

    Ingredients:
    2 ½ cups Bisquick baking mix

    ¾ cup cold whole milk

    4 tablespoons cold butter (1/2 stick)

    ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

    1 heaping cup grated cheddar cheese

    Bush on Top:
    2 tablespoons butter, melted

    ¼ teaspoon dried parsley flakes

    ½ teaspoon garlic powder

    pinch salt

    Directions:
    1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

    2. Combine Bisquick with cold butter in a medium bowl using a pastry cutter or a large fork. You don't want to mix too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter in there that are about the size of peas. Add cheddar cheese, milk, and ¼ teaspoon garlic. Mix by hand until combined, but don't over mix.

    3. Drop approximately ¼-cup portions of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet using an ice cream scoop.

    4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn light brown.

    5. When you take the biscuits out of the oven, melt 2 tablespoons butter is a small bowl in your microwave. Stir in ½ teaspoon garlic powder and the dried parsley flakes. Use a brush to spread this garlic butter over the tops of all the biscuits. Use up all of the butter. Makes one dozen biscuits.

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @KRYSI J

    Hey there. Love the gravi babe.
    :wink:

  • Krysi J

    Hey there. Love the gravi babe.
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    Hey Man, what it do? and thankS :grin:

  • VIBABY

    I hate those damn cheese things at Red Lobster...just ewww.

    I always liked Big Boi, with his handsome self.....boy stop.

  • http://youtube.com/hushvisionfilms BK2ATLMAN

    Lobster biscuits are the best.. That place quality of food has went down over the years.. only thing good is the biscuits and the drinks.. :rofl:

  • LadyLew

    A shark named Billy Ocean...funny!
    Didn't even know he had a album coming out til I ended up at the release party last month. Gotta go cop it, heard it was fire

  • Krysi J

    all dem damn shoes.....i bet he on point with every outfit.... :heart:
    dat fye edge...and those aviators....ooooOOooh chile...SO sexy!

    Big Boi - I ain seen ya lately Boi Boi where ya been

    Ant - Um...i had a lil set back, but ummm, imma get dat money *Big Boi cuts in*

    Big Boi - "Ho.." *takes a sip of his drink* *pause for swallow*....ahhhh Cognac!

    :rofl: He was scaring da shyt outta dat lil boi on ATL!!

  • CivilEngineer

    :offtopic: I'm seriously thinking about spending $120 on these Supras scrolling down the page...thanks Sandy!

  • MissGauzzz

    just curious...isn't big boi not very tall???!! just asking cuz a lot of ya'll think he's fine but i don't see it :no: other short dudes get clowned on here. he's all right but nothing to write home about.. to each his/her own i'm just wondering. :shrugs:

  • PAHairston

    Hello All. Who needs 400 pairs of sneakers? Perhaps he can send some of them to Haiti or Pakistan. I'll bet some he's worn only once, such a waste of money. My bad, he's rich, it's his money to spend however he likes.

  • amatrex

    Something tells me his son Bamboo will prefer to be called "Bam" before he reaches high school.

  • Krysi J

    He short, but he fine short...to me he's the exception...cuz he's thick, so he doesnt look short...he just IZ shoRTER than most men, but he's average height. He ain SHORT and puny....like some folks..LOL! I don't know how errRbody else feel...but thats what I see. IDK...he's just right to me. Civil I bet you'd look good in those Supras dude :thumbsup:

    #LoveDudesWithGoodTasteNClothesNShoes

    #GuiltyPleasure2SeetheOppositeSexLookingFLYfromHEadtoTOE

  • Thetruth32

    :offtopic:
    Forbes Top 10 Hip-Hop Cash Kings
    1. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter - $63 Million
    2. Sean “Diddy” Combs - $30 million
    3. Aliuane “Akon” Thiam - $21 million
    4. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter - $20 million
    5. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young - $17 million
    6. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges - $16 million
    7. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus - $15 million
    8. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley - $14 million
    9. Pharrell Williams - $13 million
    10. Kanye West - $12 million

    WOW Diddy make more the Wayne :blink:

  • CivilEngineer

    Hey TT...I think it's net earnings which would include all of Diddy's brands

    Thanks @Krysi...I think I would too. Now black or gray?? :think:

  • Thetruth32

    Hey Civil, Oh yeah I forgot about all that.

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    Forbes Top 10 Hip-Hop Cash Kings
    1. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter – $63 Million
    2. Sean “Diddy” Combs – $30 million
    3. Aliuane “Akon” Thiam – $21 million
    4. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter – $20 million
    5. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young – $17 million
    6. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges – $16 million
    7. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus – $15 million
    8. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley – $14 million
    9. Pharrell Williams – $13 million
    10. Kanye West – $12 million
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    :think:

    I have some "questions" regarding this list...

  • Thetruth32

    @ civil nice pic with your white v-neck shirt in all...lol

  • CivilEngineer

    :lol: Thanks TT...5 pack from Walmart, can't beat that and they were on sale...#teamrollingbackpricesallovertheplace

  • CivilEngineer

    What "questions" do you have @Man??

  • Thetruth32

    Man, I just don't care™ says:

    Forbes Top 10 Hip-Hop Cash Kings
    1. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter – $63 Million
    2. Sean “Diddy” Combs – $30 million
    3. Aliuane “Akon” Thiam – $21 million
    4. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter – $20 million
    5. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young – $17 million
    6. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges – $16 million
    7. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus – $15 million
    8. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley – $14 million
    9. Pharrell Williams – $13 million
    10. Kanye West – $12 million
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    I have some “questions” regarding this list…
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    Like what Man.... Do tell (in my lavell Crawford Voice)

  • Thetruth32

    CivilEngineer says:

    Thanks TT…5 pack from Walmart, can’t beat that and they were on sale…#teamrollingbackpricesallovertheplace
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    your welcome. its nothing like walmart...lol

  • Cinderella

    @ Man, The list seems accuarate.

  • LilMissRed

    Ive always liked Big Boi..................#thatisall LOL :D

  • Krysi J

    Gray, Civil!!! :cheer:

  • Krysi J

    Damn...but black would be fly too...hmmm, neva mind I say BLACK...you can never go wrong with all black...with white only at the bottom.

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    Forbes List:
    Forbes Top 10 Hip-Hop Cash Kings
    1. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter – $63 Million
    2. Sean “Diddy” Combs – $30 million
    3. Aliuane “Akon” Thiam – $21 million
    4. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter – $20 million
    5. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young – $17 million
    6. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges – $16 million
    7. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus – $15 million
    8. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley – $14 million
    9. Pharrell Williams – $13 million
    10. Kanye West – $12 million
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    1. Is this just revenue? (gotta be)
    2. What is the starting and ending point for the "year?"
    3. Is income from Corporations and subsidiaries included?
    4. Is spousal income included? (**sideeye**)
    5. How much of this is speculative, and how much is confirmed?

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @CIVIL
    "Thanks TT…5 pack from Walmart, can’t beat that and they were on sale…#teamrollingbackpricesallovertheplace
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    :rofl:

    You kill me with your 5 pack of tee shirts dog.
    But I'm the captain of this team:

    #teamrollingbackpricesallovertheplace :yes:

  • Krysi J

    9. Pharrell Williams – $13 million
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    Pharrell has invested i see....cuz how the hell he still pulling 13 million....I ain heard a production from him in ages.. :blink:

    And yea I couldn't see Wayne making more than Diddy..., he's kinda just coming into his own since like 2008...before then people were acting like Wayne was a new artist cuz they slept on him for so long.

  • CivilEngineer

    @Krysi...I'm thinking black with the white bottoms too!!

    @Man...somehow I knew your "questions" would be directed at Jay :lol:

  • Cinderella

    @Man, Go to Forbes website. They kinda breakdown where the money came from.

  • mochacashmere

    Big Boi :hump:

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @KRYSI J
    "9. Pharrell Williams – $13 million
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    Pharrell has invested i see….cuz how the hell he still pulling 13 million….I ain heard a production from him in ages..

    And yea I couldn’t see Wayne making more than Diddy…, he’s kinda just coming into his own since like 2008…before then people were acting like Wayne was a new artist cuz they slept on him for so long.
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    See! That's what I'M saying! Although I think Pharrel got that clothing line so that may be helpin him out. But what about Dre??? That nigga ain't even been out in public in years.

    A lot of people was sleepin on Wayne and a lot more were just hatin. SMH. I ain't surprised he on this list but I'm surprised he this high up. I think he's the youngest too. :yes:

  • CivilEngineer

    @Man...there's nothing better than a 5 pack of shirts for $5.37 NOTHIN! :lolol: Put a lil starch on it and it looks like a my Gap v-necks

  • MissHarlem

    A smart business man/woman makes moves in silence. The people who makes the most are seen less.

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @CINDERELLA
    "Go to Forbes website. They kinda breakdown where the money came from."
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    Methodology
    "The Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list includes male recording artists whose work is primarily classified as hip-hop or rap. Earnings estimates, which include income from record sales, digital downloads, touring, films, TV shows, endorsements, books and other entertainment ventures, are calculated between June 2009 and June 2010. Management, attorney and agent fees are not deducted.

    In order to determine our list, we interviewed numerous sources within the music industry, including lawyers, media buyers, record label executives and many of the artists themselves. We also conducted research via Billboard, Pollstar, Nielsen SoundScan and the Recording Industry Association of America, among other sources."

    This is speculative revenue... :coffee:

  • Krysi J

    See! That’s what I’M saying! Although I think Pharrel got that clothing line so that may be helpin him out. But what about Dre??? That nigga ain’t even been out in public in years.

    A lot of people was sleepin on Wayne and a lot more were just hatin. SMH. I ain’t surprised he on this list but I’m surprised he this high up. I think he’s the youngest too.
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    Yeah I guess those clothes from Pharrell are selling better than I thought....the clothes are unique for those dudes that like to wear loud colors and stand out (Big Boi), So i can see how they make money.

    I was actually surprised to see Wayne on the list at all...and thats only because I thought those lists required a FEE?? :waiting: I know they don't randomly choose people for that list especially when folks get so much praise for getting their names mentioned on the list...I could see Dr. Dre paying for his income total to be listed...maybe he wanted us to know he still making money in his past time...but what about the other folks whose name ain up there that make money too...Jermaine Dupri ain rake in as much as Wayne or Pharrell....hold on nah, Dupri ain doing that bad..?? I wanna know what Nick Cannon made..shyt.....all that money TI and Tiny flashing around he couldn't be listed??

    #justsaying

  • Krysi J

    This is speculative revenue…
    ----------------------------------------

    after reading those details I agree....I also believe the fee i mentioned is real. :yes:

  • Al-Ameera

    Thetruth32 says:

    Forbes Top 10 Hip-Hop Cash Kings
    1. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter – $63 Million
    2. Sean “Diddy” Combs – $30 million
    3. Aliuane “Akon” Thiam – $21 million
    4. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter – $20 million
    5. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young – $17 million
    6. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges – $16 million
    7. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus – $15 million
    8. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley – $14 million
    9. Pharrell Williams – $13 million
    10. Kanye West – $12 million

    WOW Diddy make more the Wayne
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    Yes, not hard to believe, even tho I never really see people wearing Sean John or drinking Ciroc, I hear they are bug money makers for him.
    Does he still have Justin's in Atlanta?

  • Al-Ameera

    @ Man, You do realize that Eminem, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and Game are all still signed to Dre's label and he makes more off them then they do

  • ELove

    @Man (Comment #69)
    BIG-TIME Speculative Revenue at that (Real...)

    In my Denzel Washington lawyer from "Philadelphia" voice...

    O.K. EXPLAIN it to me like I'm a six year old Forbes, YOU SAY you talked with their Lawyers and Record Label executives... KOOL THEN Simple Math skills is only needed (RIGHT ?!?)

    Bank Account DEPOSITS (Checks & Cash...) = Revenue Earned :yes:

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @AL
    "You do realize that Eminem, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and Game are all still signed to Dre’s label and he makes more off them then they do"
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    I realize Eminem and Busta are (were) signed to his label. I don't believe that 50 Cent (I think he was on Eminem's label) and Game were on his label though.

    Busta ain't make a dime for anyone. Dat lame azz nigga...

    I still find it hard to believe he made $17 mill basically from ONE artist (Eminem) since the others haven't even released albums in the last year. :think:

  • Krysi J

    HELL AKON probably made his lump sum off Lady Gaga alone too Man!

  • Al-Ameera

    @ Man, 50 is on Shady/Aftermath. Eminen only has a label under Dre's umbrella of Aftermath. Anybody Em sign's, Dre gets paid off and when 50 and G-unit make money EM and Dre get money too

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @AL
    "50 is on Shady/Aftermath. Eminen only has a label under Dre’s umbrella of Aftermath. Anybody Em sign’s, Dre gets paid off and when 50 and G-unit make money EM and Dre get money too"
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    Yeah, I realize that, but 50 Cent only made a small percentage of his money from actual music sales. Outside of his first album, his sales (and G-Unit's) haven't been anything to write home about. Plust Dre will have to pay everyone else that helped to produce those albums (and all of that was prior to last year).

    I just don't see how Dre can come up with $17 million. :shrugs:

  • Al-Ameera

    @ Krysi, Akon said himself that he can retire cuz of Lady Gaga

    @ Man, if a record is, let's say $15 and Em get $2.50 per album at best (Artist NEVER get that but...) and Interscope get 15% for distribution=$2 that means Dre get's $10.50 an album. Em usually is multi-platinum and 50 and Game ain't doing half bad. Then you have shows and merchandise and prior albums and beats he sells (whether he makes them or not) @ 250K and $300 headphones....Very Possible

  • Al-Ameera

    @ Man, these vetern industry people are crooks, hence why everyone always leaves them but they stay rich!

  • pinky2083

    That CD is the business. Me and my honey been bumpin it for like two months straight.

  • pointhimout

    u know we're not important until we get that one white ally. i guess jane fonda's his. a lot of this i knew (boom boom room, the dogs, jane fonda). he's not the only one, but i love how celebreties give the same details in every print, radio, internet interview for decades...as if it's the first time.

    the interviewers ask the exact same questions year end/out, cd in/out, movie in/out. ask something off the wall and ignorant to get my attn.