The Baltimore Ravens announced Friday that acclaimed rapper Big Boi, from the legendary hip-hop duo Outkast, will perform a concert at halftime of their Thursday Night Football game vs. the Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 16.
With the team planning to don their all-black uniforms, the Ravens are also encouraging fans to wear black for the primetime AFC North showdown. The "darkness there and nothing more" setting will serve as the ideal backdrop for a light show in the stands. All fans will receive an LED wristband that syncs to stadium music throughout the night, beginning with pre-game ceremonies approximately 20 minutes before kickoff.
The wristband lights will also sync to the music performed during Big Boi's special halftime concert, in which he'll perform many of his own tracks, along with songs he helped make famous as one-half of the diamond-selling duo Outkast.
The first 35,000 in attendance will also receive a black handout card, featuring a darkness themed quote from the poem "The Raven". Fans looking to attend can purchase tickets at baltimoreravens.com/tickets.
About Big Boi
Atlanta indisputably set the pace for modern hip-hop. However, Big Boi set the pace for Atlanta, and by proxy, the culture at large. If the genre of hip-hop ever gets its own "Rap Mount Rushmore," a legacy as the region's foremost wordsmith, funkiest gentleman, and resident ATLien certainly guarantees a place for the diamond selling artist, rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor, philanthropist born Antwan André Patton. Big made history as the preeminent spitter of the Dungeon Family and one-half of OutKast. The legendary duo sold 25 million albums and garnered seven GRAMMY® Awards, becoming the first and only hip-hop artist in history to win the GRAMMY® for "Album of the Year" upon release of their 2003 RIAA Diamond-certified Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. Big Boi made his proper introduction as a solo artist in 2010 with Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. A modern classic, it captured #3 on the BillboardTop 200 and landed on Pitchfork's "100 Best Albums of the Decade 'So Far'."Following a succession of high-profile album releases, Big Boi released his most recent album Boomiverse in 2017. The smash single "All Night" sound tracked a high-profile Apple Animoji commercial, blew up radio, and clocked 40 million streams within a year. The song also hit the Top 30 on the pop chart and Top 10 at Rhythmic.