Big Boi has been doing his thing as one of hip-hop's most celebrated emcees. Since rising to superstardom as one-half of the legendary OutKast, Big Boi has been a hip-hop institution. But once upon a time, he was just Antwan Patton, aspiring rapper at Tri-Cities High School in Atlanta.

Music journalist/manager Matt Whitlock posted footage of the young 'Twan spitting an anti-drug, anti-alcohol rap at Tri-Cities back in 1993. In the clip, he appears to be practicing with some classmates (who clown him for always "looking at the floor"), before they are seen performing their awareness rhymes for the class.

"A young Antwan Patton, better known as @BigBoi (of @Outkast), rapping about the perils of drugs and alcohol at Tri-Cities High School, 1993," Whitlock tweeted, with footage of young Big Boi and two classmates performing.

In a recent interview with GQ, Big Boi's former OutKast partner André 3000 talked about Big being more school-focused than he was as a teenager.

"Big Boi is smart as fuck," Dré said. "We went to the same high school. I dropped out in 11th grade. Big Boi graduated with honors."

Big Boi just dropped the animated video for his track "In the South," featuring Gucci Mane and the late Pimp C.

Check out the video in the tweet above the story.

Watch OutKast's Video for "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik":

Watch Big Boi's Video for "In the A" feat. Ludacris, T.I.:


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