Outkast’s Big Boi to become the “sock king”

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Outkast’s Big Boi is expanding his horizons. Not content with being one half of the most innovative rap duo in history, nor with taking rising stars like Janelle Monáe under his wing, he’s now setting his lofty sights on…socks?

“I’m the sock king!” announced Big Boi during a recent GQ interview, revealing his forthcoming line with Crooks & Castles after being complimented on his own green and pink pair.

“They’ve got a cape on the back – that’s how I flew here. I got my own socks line coming out with Crooks & Castles. Head over to 677 Antone Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 30318 and get some!”


I, for one, can’t see how the leading lights of the sock industry have had such blinkered vision to overlook the potential of cape-packing socks before. I’m ordering a pair for each day of the week right now.

Big Boi, whose real name is Antwan Patton, also revealed plans about the release of his new album, ‘Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors’, due out on November 13. Speaking about the album’s progress he said:

“It’s coming good, I just put out two records from it – ‘She Said OK’ with Theophilus London and ‘Gossip’ with UGK and Big KRIT. The fans are excited. On the new album I’ve got Kid Cudi and Little Dragon. I just did a cut with A$AP Rocky the other night too, so it’s action-packed.”