OutKast's Big Boi has worked with a bevy of impressive names across many genres throughout his career. Beyond his OutKast partner Andre 3000, Big Boi's solo work features pairings with stars big and small, including Jamie Foxx and Janelle Monáe, and his upcoming album will host appearances from name rappers such as Ludacris and indie acts such as Phantogram.
But in early 2013, Big Boi and friend-collaborator B.o.B. will add an entirely new medium to the resume. The two are set to have pivotal roles in the upcoming Electronic Arts shooter "Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel," the third title in the "Army of Two" franchise.
The two Southern hip-hop artists will each be featured characters in the game, which tracks a pair of "tactical worldwide operations" agents as they're dropped in the middle of drug war in Mexico. Big Boi will star as Charles “Chuy” Rendall, and B.o.B. will appear as Anthony “Baker” Barnes, agents who appear in the game to aid players in their quest.
Players won't control the Big Boi and B.o.B. characters in the core game, but those who pre-order "Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel" will receive an additional mission that offers such functionality. Big Boi and B.o.B. have also written the game's theme song, "Double or Nothing."