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OutKast is an anomaly in popular music – one member is a self-described player and the other a poet. Innovative, street-savvy rappers, the duo's appeal cuts across all borders, even within the feudalistic, highly competitive world of hip-hop.
Dre and Big Boi's spectacular success as artists not only lies in their ability to pioneer new sounds with each recording, but in accepting their different personalities and building on their common interests – a shared love of Parliament/Funkadelic, James Brown, and Jimi Hendrix.
OutKast consistently provides superb lyrics laced over bumpin' tracks, which have earned them platinum albums, #1 hit singles, awards, and respect in the world of rap. In 1994 the duo entered the hip hop scene with the Organized Noize (TLC, En Vogue, Goodie Mob) produced platinum album, "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik." It debuted at #3 on the R&B Billboard Chart, received a 4.5 mic rating (out of 5) from The Source Magazine, and the group received a Source Award for Best New Group or Duo.
The album's first single, "Player's Ball," went gold in a matter of weeks, holding down the #1 spot on the Billboard Rap Chart for more than six consecutive weeks. In short, OutKast made the industry stop and respect that rap can flow from the dirty south.
OutKast came right back with their sophomore album, "ATLiens," which sold 1.5 million units. "ATLiens" reached platinum status within a few weeks of its release when it entered the Billboard Top 200 at #2 (directly behind
Pearl Jam). The album, also produced by ONP, marked the very impressive production debut by
Big Boi and Dre, who crafted the first release off "ATLiens," "Elevators." The single stayed at #1 for weeks, reached platinum status, and had hip hop heads across the nation chanting "Me & you, your momma and your cousin too, rollin' down the strip on vogues, comin' up slammin' Cadillac doors."
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