Rappers Sign On To Big Boi's 'big' Ballet

Rapper Khujo Goodie and crooner Sleepy Brown have joined the cast of big, the new ballet produced and by and starring Outkast member Big Boi.

Big Boi has teamed with Atlanta Ballet, which was founded in 1929 and is the longest continuously-operating ballet company in the United States.

The Atlanta-based professional ballet company will co-produce six performances of big with Big Boi, which is being choreographed by Lauri Stallings.

"big is the place, event, and experience where we leave our inhibitions at the door, and move forward," Stallings explained. "big is an example of possibilities…a place for the senses to open, and be lifted, setting a new height for creativity and awareness towards ourselves and the people sitting right next to us."

Big Boi’s ballet will also include new music by Big Boi, interwoven with classic masterpieces like Verdi’s La Traviata.

In addition to Khujo Goodie and Sleepy Brown, other rappers and musicians being featured in big include Scar, Konkrete, Big Rube, C-Bone and Rock D, while DJ Swift is the music director.

big is slated to debut at the Fabulous Fox Theater on April 10 and will run through April 13.