Outkast rapper ANTWAN 'BIG BOI' PATTON was awarded the Fine Arts Award by the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation on Saturday (08OCT05) in his hometown of Savannah, Georgia.

The HEY YA! star was honoured to be picked by the foundation dedicated to preserving and researching black history and culture in the Georgian city.

He said, "It feels great. It's been a long time coming. After 13 years, I appreciate it."