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OutKast

Outkast, Antwan Patton (Big Boi) and Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000.

Outkast got signed to Laface in 1992, originally starting out as being on a Remix of a TLC song. Eventually they released Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik which was well adored among Rap fans, but barely noticed by the mainstream audience. But overtime, as Outkast reached a mainstream audience, the album would eventually go Platinum.

In 1996, Outkast released ATLiens, which was a gigantic departure from their style on Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik , it was much more Electronic and Afrocentric, an ...read more

Outkast, Antwan Patton (Big Boi) and Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000.

Outkast got signed to Laface in 1992, originally starting out as being on a Remix of a TLC song. Eventually they released Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik which was well adored among Rap fans, but barely noticed by the mainstream audience. But overtime, as Outkast reached a mainstream audience, the album would eventually go Platinum.

In 1996, Outkast released ATLiens, which was a gigantic departure from their style on Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik , it was much more Electronic and Afrocentric, and really showed a quick maturing in Outkast's career. "Elevators" reached the top 20 (The first Outkast song that got such notoriety) and ATLiens peaked at #2 on the US Album charts, And has gone double platinum. .

In 1998, Outkast released what Is widely regarded as their best effort: "Aquemini" (The title comes from the two member's ZodiacSigns). Aquemini had Rock, Blues, and Jazz influences which helped reached a very wide audience and would help the album go double platinum. Originally also planned out to be accompanied by a movie, which would not materialize until much later on.

Though Outkast were adored by rap fans and casual listeners alike, their big break would come in 2000, with the release of "Stankonia", which contained smash hits like "B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)", "Ms. Jackson",and "So Fresh, So Clean".The album won two Grammys and went 4X Platinum, and was on Top 10 of 2000 Lists everywhere.

Just when Outkast thought they had reached their Zenith, they released the long anticipated and long delayed double solo album Speakerboxx(Big Boi)/ The Love Below (Andre 3000) which was matched by few albums in popularity, selling five million copies.

Outkast have once again made people anticipate their new (and once again, often pushed back) Idlewild, which was released in 2006 with their long-dreamed feature film of the same name. Unfortunately, both the film and the album received lukewarm responses from critics and fans, and, although it's unknown what implication this would have, OutKast would later go on on hiatus in 2007 to focus on their solo careers, with Big Boi being thus far the only one who has managed to release a proper full length album, despite Three Stacks several guest appearances since.

in 2013, it was confirmed that OutKast would once again reunite to perform at Coachella and to tour, although there has thus far been no talk about new material. « hide

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LPs
Idlewild
2006

2.9
299 Votes
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
2003

3.7
846 Votes
Stankonia
2000

4.1
1,072 Votes
Aquemini
1998

4.4
990 Votes
ATLiens
1996

4.3
814 Votes
Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
1994

4
498 Votes
Compilations
Big Boi and Dre Present...OutKast
2001

4.2
53 Votes

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