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Outkast Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Chaplain Tappman, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Chaplain Tappman

    Trusted Prestigious

    Arguably the greatest duo in hip-hop's history, Andre 3000 and Big Boi helped establish the South (and Atlanta in particular) as a viable commercial and artistic alternative to East/West binary. They are one of only two hip hop acts to ever win the Album of the Year Grammy Award (for a double album that doesn't work nearly as well as their best material). Big Boi has gone on to a successful solo career, recently dabbling in the kind of eclectical experimentation that 3stacks was more known for (and with similarly mixed results) while Andre has only flirted with solo work and a number of jaw dropping guest appearances on Future, Frank Ocean, Drake, Beyonce, and Lil Wayne albums.

    They only released four proper albums as a duo (SouthernPlayalistiCadillacMuzik, Aquemini, ATLiens, and Stankonia) before releasing the double album that essentially functioned as solo efforts for each (Speakerboxx/The Love Below).
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  2. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    3000 is actually a very intriguing actor now. His work in All is By My Side was really great. He has a similarly magnetic presence onscreen as he did on the mic. Would always welcome more musical projects from him, but I'm glad he's putting together an interesting acting career. I should re-watch Idlewild, I remember liking it at the time but my critical lens is a lot different now. And I never really listen to the music from it even though, again, I remember really liking it at the time.
  3. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Every time I see their name, I immediately have "So Fresh, So Clean" stuck in my head. It's not even my favorite of their big hits. It's just always there on default somehow.
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  4. Meerkat

    human junk drawer Prestigious

    "Roses" has been stuck in my head for the last 3 weeks and I have no idea why. Not complaining, but yeah
  5. Fucking Dustin

    SHEESH Supporter

    To this day I still have an unhealthy addiction to "Rosa Parks"
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  6. AelNire

    @RiotGrlErin Supporter

    My favorite is still "Bombs Over Baghdad (B.O.B.).
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  7. Snewt

    Does whatever a spider can. Prestigious

    Saw them in Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park during their reunion tour and it was easily one of the greatest concerts I've ever experienced. What they did for Atlanta and hip-hop in the 90's is truly amazing. I love these dudes.
  8. muttley

    "Fuck you, Peaches!" Prestigious

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  9. AelNire

    @RiotGrlErin Supporter

    I saw Andre 3000 out in ATL once and tried to gather the nerve to get an autograph and totally chickened out.
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  10. muttley

    "Fuck you, Peaches!" Prestigious

    My friend played some Aquemini today and it sounded really good. I've slept on that album for too long and I'm fixing that tonight.
  11. bd007h's resident Meg Myers fan #GoSabres/Bills

    The only post-1980s hip hop I can get behind. None of this Drake/Wiz Khalifa wannabe swag crap hahaha
  12. tdlyon

    Most Dope Supporter

    The Love Below should not be the "even" album

    It's brilliant.
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  13. muttley

    "Fuck you, Peaches!" Prestigious

    I need to try Speakerbox/Love Below the the amount of songs is intimidating. It'll happen one of these days. I think ATLiens is next for me.
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  14. tdlyon

    Most Dope Supporter

    Just think of it as two separate albums, that's pretty much what it is anyway. You don't have to listen to both in a row, it's a Big Boi solo album and an Andre solo album packaged together
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  15. muttley

    "Fuck you, Peaches!" Prestigious

    True. I love Big Boi's solo stuff, too, so that's probably where I'll start.
  16. Chaplain Tappman

    Trusted Prestigious

    Love below is kinda whack
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  17. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Love Below is awesome, it's so all over the place but in a really cool way. I like Andre flexing his diversity, even if it's weird sometimes. Really bummed he hasn't released any music in a LONG while, even more bummed that the soundtrack for the Hendrix movie that he was supposed to be all over never materialized. Give me Outkast, give me Andre, anything new would be great
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  18. ChaseTx

    Big hat enthusiast Prestigious

    Never could really get into The Love Below

    Palm Dreams

    Love Below was the album at the time but think I prefer Speakerboxxx now. Great album(s). Miss these guys.
  20. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

  21. muttley

    "Fuck you, Peaches!" Prestigious

    This one had me hooked the first time I heard it.
  22. I was going through their discography last week. Such a great hip hop duo.
  23. skogsraet

    Trusted Supporter

    I really wonder what sort of career Future, 2 chainz, ilovemakonnen, rae sremmurd etc would have without outkast's influence on Atlanta. I enjoy a lot of the aforementioned stuff but musically and lyrically I feel like Outkast is miles apart, and in a good way.
  24. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Always forget how much I hate "Snappin' and Trappin'" until it comes on. I think I legit repress how repulsive it is.
  25. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    imma be catching big grams this summer too. first time seeing big boi