Big Boi is back—and he’s taking over the Boomiverse. The rapper, whose real name is Antwan Andrew Patton, is set to release Boomiverse, his third full-length solo album and first release for Epic Records, and it’s a star-studded affair filled with big-name guest performers.
The seven-time Grammy winner recently took the stage on NBC’s The Voice, where he teamed up with Adam Levine to perform the Boomiverse single, “Mic Jack.” In true Big Boi fashion, the song’s official music video was first unlocked by fans who Shazam'd the performance on the TV talent competition. The video centers on Big Boi’s visit to a dry cleaner's shop, where Levine is a worker who lost his fur coat.
Big Boi previously performed “Mic Jack” on Jimmy Fallon’s late night show, and the Boomiverse single “Kill Jill” has already gotten a lot of buzz on Spotify, with more than 3 million streams.
Big Boi shot to fame in the 1990s as a member of the hip-hop duo Outkast, but his solo career success proves he’s a force to be reckoned with even without Andre 3000 by his side. Earlier this year, Rap-Up reported that the Atlanta rapper’s new album will include cameos by Gucci Mane, Cee Lo Green and unreleased verses from the late UGK rapper Pimp C.
Big Boi's solo debut came in 2010 with Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, and in 2012 he followed it up with the popular release Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, which featured musical guests A$AP Rocky, Killer Mike and Kid Cudi.
Big Boi’s Boomiverse will drop June 16.