Spotted on Billboard:

Big Boi, the rap artist best known as half of hip-hop duo Outkast, has signed a management deal with Jordan Feldstein’s Career Artist Management, whose clients include Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke.

The news comes as Big Boi (born Antwan André Patton) is reuniting for the first time since 2007 with his Outkast partner Andre 3000. The duo are planning a 40-date festival run marking the 20th anniversary of their 1994 album debut “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.”

Big Boi, a six-time Grammy winner, songwriter, record producer and actor, is slated to release a new solo EP timed to Outkast’s Coachella appearance in April.

Feldstein is the founder and CEO of Career Artist Management and has managed Maroon 5 since their formation over ten years ago, helping guide the group to three Grammy Awards and sales of over 10 million albums worldwide.

“Jordan is a go-getter, mover and shaker, and my kind of guy,” Big Boi said in a statement. “I love his energy. We have a lot of new material and content coming this year, and can’t wait to get things started.”

“I’m proud to have a hip-hop icon like Big Boi join our management roster,” Feldstein commented. “We are all ready and excited to get started and continue to expand Big Boi’s overall brand as an artist.”

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