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OutKast
OutKast performing in 2001.
OutKast performing in 2001.
Background information
Origin East Point, Georgia, United States
Genre(s) Alternative hip hop, Pop rap, Southern hip hop, experimental, funk
Years active 1991 – present
Label(s) LaFace, Arista
Associated acts Dungeon Family, Purple Ribbon All-Stars, DJ Drama, Sleepy Brown
Website www.outkast.com
Members
Antwan "Big Boi" Patton
André "André 3000" Benjamin

OutKast is an American hip hop duo based out of East Point, Georgia, a city south of Atlanta, Georgia. Their original musical style was a mixture of Dirty South and G-Funk; since then, funk, soul, pop, electronic music, rock, spoken word poetry, jazz, and blues elements have been added to the group's musical palette. The duo consists of Atlanta native André "André 3000" Benjamin (formerly known as "Dre") and Savannah, Georgia-born Antwan "Big Boi" Patton. Outcast is an action-adventure computer game by Belgian developer Appeal, released in 1999 by publisher Infogrames. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (960 × 1280 pixel, file size: 225 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): OutKast User:Spellcast/Images ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative hip hop (also known as alternative rap) is a genre that is defined in greatly varying ways. ... Pop rap (sometimes referred to as hip pop) is the name given to a style of hip hop that has a strong pop music influences. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For experimental rock music, see experimental rock. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... LaFace Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. LaFace was formed in 1989 as a joint venture between the producing duo Antonio LA Reid & Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Arista Records. ... Arista redirects here. ... The Dungeon Family is a hip hop/R&B/soul musical collective, based in Atlanta, Georgia and specializing in Southern hip hop with heavy funk and soul influences. ... Purple Ribbon All-Stars is a southern hip-hop group under the Purple Ribbon Records (distributed through Virgin Records) label. ... DJ Drama (Dramatic) (born Tyree Cinque Simmons on April 22, 1978 in Philadelphia) is the official DJ for Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I., but he is most well-known for his achievements in the mixtape game, producing the popular Gangsta Grillz mix tape series. ... Patrick Sleepy Brown is an R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Big Boi (born Antwan André Patton on February 1, 1975 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American hip hop artist and producer; one half of the alternative hip-hop duo OutKast. ... André 3000 (right) on the cover of Speakerboxxx/The Love Below André 3000 (born André Benjamin on May 27, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a African American hip hop artist and producer; one half of the successful and avant-garde hip-hop duo OutKast. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... The duet, by Hendrik ter Brugghen A duet is a musical composition or piece for two performers, most often used for a vocal or piano duet. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... For other uses of the term Dirty South, see The Dirty South Dirty South is a style of rap music that popped up in the latter half of the 1990s and is based in southern cities and states such as Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, Atlanta, Miami or South Florida, Mississippi... G-funk, an abbreviation of Gangsta-funk, is a type of hip hop music that emerged from West Coast gangsta rap in the early 1990s. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Spoken word is a form of music or artistic performance in which lyrics, poetry, or stories are spoken rather than sung. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Blues music redirects here. ... “Ice cold” redirects here. ... Savannah redirects here. ... Big Boi (born Antwan André Patton on February 1, 1975 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American hip hop artist and producer; one half of the alternative hip-hop duo OutKast. ...


The duo is one of the most successful hip-hop groups of all time, having received six Grammy Awards. Over 20 million copies have been sold of OutKast's eight releases: six studio albums, a greatest hits release, and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, a double album containing a solo album from each member. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is one of only four hip-hop albums to be certified Diamond in the U.S. for shipping over 10 million units. Along with OutKast's commercial success, they have maintained an experimental approach in their music and are widely praised for their originality and artistic content.[1] Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... A greatest hits album (sometimes referred to as a best of album) is a compilation album of successful, previously released songs by a particular music artist or band. ... Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is a double album by the hip hop group OutKast, released on September 23, 2003 on LaFace Records. ... A double album is an audio album of sufficient length that two units of the medium in which it is sold (especially records and compact discs) are necessary to contain the entirety of it. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ...

Contents

History

Pre-debut

Benjamin and Patton met in high school when Andre's parents were divorced and Andre was visiting his father. Meanwhile, Patton had to move with his three brothers and two sisters from Savannah to Atlanta. (2000). [2] on July 12, 1991. They eventually teamed up and were hunted down by Organized Noize, a group of local producers who would later make hits for TLC. While searching through a dictionary, Big Boi and André 3000 came across the word "outcast" and decided this would be a perfect group name because at the time, the hip hop industry was dominated by East Coast and West Coast rappers who saw southern rappers as outcasts. OutKast, Organized Noize, and schoolmates Goodie Mob formed the nucleus of the Dungeon Family organization. Organized Noize is a successful Atlanta-based American record production company made up of Rico Wade, Ray Murray, and Patrick Sleepy Brown. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Organized Noize is a successful Atlanta-based American record production company made up of Rico Wade, Ray Murray, and Patrick Sleepy Brown. ... Goodie Mob, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is widely considered one of the founding hip hop acts of the Dirty South movement. ... The Dungeon Family is a hip hop/R&B/soul musical collective, based in Atlanta, Georgia and specializing in Southern hip hop with heavy funk and soul influences. ...


OutKast signed to LaFace Records in 1992, becoming the label's first hip hop act and making their first appearance on the remix of labelmate TLC's "What about your friends". In 1993, they released their first single, "Player's Ball". The song's funky style, much of it accomplished with live instrumentation, was a hit with audiences."Player's Ball" hit number-one on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart. LaFace Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. LaFace was formed in 1989 as a joint venture between the producing duo Antonio LA Reid & Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Arista Records. ... A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Players Ball is a 1993 song by the hip hop group Outkast. ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Hot Rap Tracks is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ...


Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

Their full-length debut, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, was issued the next year. This initial effort is credited with laying the foundation for southern hip hop and is considered a classic by many of their southern fan base. Every track on Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik was produced by Organized Noize and featured other members of the Dungeon Family. Follow-up singles included the title track and "Git up Git out", a politically charged collaboration with Goodie Mob that was later sampled by Macy Gray for her 1999 hit "Do Something." On this early material, both André and Big Boi contrast lyrical content reflecting the lifestyles of pimps and gangsters with politically conscious material commenting on the status of African Americans in the South. OutKast won Best New Rap Group at the Source Awards in 1995. Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik is the debut music album by hip-hop duo OutKast. ... Goodie Mob, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is widely considered one of the founding hip hop acts of the Dirty South movement. ... Macy Gray (born Natalie Renee McIntyre on September 6, 1967[1]) is an American Grammy Award winning R&B, soul, and neo soul singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress, famed for her raspy voice and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday and Betty Davis. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Gangster (disambiguation). ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... The Source Magazine The Source is a U.S., monthly full-color magazine covering hip-hop music, politics, and culture. ...


ATLiens

ATLiens was OutKast's second album, released in 1996. The album exhibited more self consciousness and further solidified Outkast as the flagship representatives of the 1st generation Dungeon Family and the Southern hip hop movement. The album helped the group earn more recognition among East Coast hip hop fans in the East and West coasts. ATLiens is the second album by hip-hop duo OutKast. ... East Coast hip hop is a style of hip hop music that originated in New York City during the early-1970s. ...


For this album, OutKast joined with partner David "Mr. DJ" Sheats to form the Earthtone III production company, which allowed the group to produce some of their own tracks. "ATLiens" was the group's second Top 40 single (following "Player's Ball" from their first album), and reflected the beginning of André's increasingly sober lifestyle:[3] "No drugs or alcohol/so I can get the signal clear," he rhymes about himself. "Elevators (Me and You)," OutKast's first self-produced single, became the group's first Top 20 hit the same year. Atlanta-based DJ and producer, known for doing tracks exclusively for Outkast. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ...


Aquemini

OutKast's third album Aquemini (1998) also reached the number-two position on the Billboard 200 album chart in the United States; its title was a combination of the zodiac signs of Big Boi (an Aquarius) and André (a Gemini). The album was widely praised as possibly the group's best material to date: when reviewed by popular hip-hop publication The Source, it received the much-coveted "5 Mics" (out of five) rating. Aquemini is a 1998 album by hip hop duo OutKast (Big Boi, André Benjamin). ... Western astrology employs the tropical zodiac which divides the ecliptic into twelve signs of equal length starting at the first point of Aries, which is defined as the point at which the ecliptic (the apparent path of the Sun through the heavens) crosses the celestial equator at the spring equinox. ... Spirit of Aquarius Aquarius is an astrological sign, which originated from the constellation Aquarius, and is the eleventh sign of the zodiac. ... Gemini the twins Gemini is an astrological sign, which originated from the constellation Gemini, and is the third sign of the zodiac. ... The Source is a United States-based, monthly full-color magazine covering hip-hop music, politics, and culture, founded in 1988. ...


Producing more material themselves, both Big Boi and André explored more eclectic subject matter, delving into sounds inspired by soul, trip hop, and electro music. The album featured production by Organized Noize and collaborations with Raekwon, funk pioneer and musical forebear George Clinton, and Goodie Mob. For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Trip hop (also known as the Bristol sound) is a term coined by United Kingdom dance magazine Mixmag, to describe a musical trend in the mid-1990s; trip hop is downtempo electronic music that grew out of Englands hip hop and house scenes. ... Electro, short for electro funk (also known as robot hip hop and Electro hop) is an electronic style of hip hop directly influenced by Kraftwerk and funk records (unlike earlier rap records which were closer to disco). ... Corey Woods (born January 12, 1970), known by his stage name Raekwon, is an American East Coast rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e. ... For other persons named George Clinton, see George Clinton (disambiguation). ...


In 1999, OutKast and LaFace Records were sued by Rosa Parks over the album's most successful radio single, which bore Parks' name as its title. The lawsuit alleged that the song misappropriated Parks' name, and also objected to some of the song's obscene language. LaFace Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. LaFace was formed in 1989 as a joint venture between the producing duo Antonio LA Reid & Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Arista Records. ... Civil action redirects here. ... Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American civil rights activist and seamstress whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement. Parks is famous for her refusal on December 1, 1955 to obey bus driver James Blake... Obscenity in Latin obscenus, meaning foul, repulsive, detestable, (possibly derived from ob caenum, literally from filth). The term is most often used in a legal context to describe expressions (words, images, actions) that offend the prevalent sexual morality of the time. ...


The song's lyrics were largely unrelated to Parks, save for a line in the chorus: "Ah ha, hush that fuss / Everybody move to the back of the bus". The song, which OutKast maintained was intended partly as homage, only refers to Parks as a metaphor: the purpose of the song's chorus is to imply that OutKast is overturning hip hop's old order, that people should make way for a new style and sound. The initial lawsuit was dismissed. Parks' representation hired lawyer Johnnie Cochran to appeal the decision in 2001, but the appeal was denied on First Amendment grounds. In 2003, the Supreme Court allowed Parks' lawyers to proceed with the lawsuit. For a description of the medieval homage ceremony see commendation ceremony Homage is generally used in modern English to mean any public show of respect to someone to whom you feel indebted. ... Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. ... The first ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. ... The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS[1]) is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. ...


In 2004, the judge in the case appointed an impartial representative for Parks after her family expressed concerns that her caretakers and her lawyers were pursuing the case based on their own financial interest. Later that same year, the members of OutKast were dropped as co-defendants, and Parks' lawyers continued to seek action against LaFace and parent company BMG. In 2003 André told UK journalist Angus Batey that, following a Detroit concert in the midst of the legal battle, relatives of Parks had approached him and implied that the case was less to do with Rosa than with the lawyers.[4] The suit was finally settled on April 14, 2005, with neither OutKast nor their label having to admit any wrongdoing. The group did, however, have to agree to perform some sort of tribute to Parks: as of August 2006, the nature of this tribute had not been decided, and OutKast had not completed it. BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) is one of the six divisions of Bertelsmann. ... is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Stankonia

Originally titled "Sandbox", the pair's fourth album, Stankonia was released in October 2000 to excellent reviews. It debuted at number-two on the Billboard 200 in the U.S., and would eventually be certified quadruple-platinum. Stankonia's first single was "B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)", a high-tempo jungle-influenced record. The second single, "Ms. Jackson," combined a pop hook with lyrics about divorce and relationship breakups, particularly André's breakup with singer Erykah Badu; the titular "Ms. Jackson" character being a doppelgänger for Badu's mother. It was at this time that André changed his stage name to the current "André 3000". Stankonia is a hip-hop album by OutKast, released by La Face Records (a subcorporation of Arista Records, BMG) on October 31, 2000. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Stankonia is a hip-hop album by OutKast, released by La Face Records (a subcorporation of Arista Records, BMG) on October 31, 2000. ... B.O.B. (an acronym for Bombs Over Baghdad) is a 2000 single by OutKast for the LaFace/Arista Records label. ... For other uses, see Tempo (disambiguation). ... Oldschool jungle is the name given to a style of electronic music that incorporates influences from genres including breakbeat hardcore, techno, rare groove and reggae/dub/dancehall. ... Ms. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ... Erykah Badu (born Erica Abi Wright, February 26, 1971, in Dallas, Texas) is an American neo-soul, R&B/hip hop artist whose work crosses over into jazz. ... For other uses, see Doppelgänger (disambiguation). ...


The single became their first pop dropped hit, landing the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the number-two position on the UK Singles Chart. The album's final single was the Organized Noize-produced "So Fresh, So Clean", featuring a credited guest appearance from regular guest vocalist and Organized Noize-member Sleepy Brown and garnered a remix featuring Snoop Dogg. All three singles' videos had heavy MTV2 airplay, and OutKast won two 2001 Grammy Awards, one for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "Ms. Jackson", and another for Stankonia as Best Rap Album. “Hot 100” redirects here. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... Patrick Sleepy Brown is an R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... MTV2 is a cable network that is widely available in the United States on digital cable and satellite television, and is progressively being added to basic cable lineups across the nation. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group has been awarded since 1991, alongside the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. ... Stankonia is a hip-hop album by OutKast, released by La Face Records (a subcorporation of Arista Records, BMG) on October 31, 2000. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap Album has been awarded since 1996. ...


During the recording of Stankonia OutKast and Mr. DJ began producing tracks for the artists on their Aquemini Records imprint through Columbia, including Slimm Cutta Calhoun and Killer Mike, who made his debut appearance on Stankonia's "Snappin' & Trappin." Stankonia is a hip-hop album by OutKast, released by La Face Records (a subcorporation of Arista Records, BMG) on October 31, 2000. ... Slimm Calhoun is an African-American Rapper and he is a solo MC in the Dungeon Family. ... Killer Mike (born Michael Render on April 20, 19??) is an African-American rapper, signed to Grind Time Official through the Selecto Hits imprint. ...


Even in Darkness and Greatest Hits

In December 2001, OutKast released a greatest hits album, Big Boi And Dre Present...OutKast, which also contained three new tracks. One of these new tracks was the single "The Whole World," which won a 2002 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. Killer Mike also was featured on the song, gaining some exposure among areas outside of his native Atlanta. The other two new songs were called "Funkin' Around" and "Movin' Cool (The After Party)" A greatest hits album (sometimes referred to as a best of album) is a compilation album of successful, previously released songs by a particular music artist or band. ... Big Boi And Dre Present. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group has been awarded since 1991, alongside the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. ... Killer Mike (born Michael Render on April 20, 19??) is an African-American rapper, signed to Grind Time Official through the Selecto Hits imprint. ...


The same year OutKast participated in the first and only Dungeon Family group album, Even in Darkness, along with Goodie Mob, Killer Mike, Sleepy Brown, Witchdoctor, and Backbone among others, and featuring Bubba Sparxxx, Shuga Luv and Mello. In 2002, the group and Killer Mike contributed the lead single "Land of a Million Drums" to the Scooby Doo soundtrack. The Dungeon Family is a hip hop/R&B/soul musical collective, based in Atlanta, Georgia and specializing in Southern hip hop with heavy funk and soul influences. ... Even In Darkness is the collaborative debut LP by the Dungeon Family. ... Warren Anderson Mathis (born March 6, 1977, in LaGrange, Georgia) known by his stage name Bubba Sparxxx, is a Southern rapper. ... Scooby-Doo is a 2002 live-action movie, based upon the popular Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ...


Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

In September 2003, OutKast released a double album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. It is essentially two solo albums, one by each member, packaged as a single release under the OutKast banner; the two members also appear on each others' discs for a few songs apiece. Big Boi's Speakerboxxx is largely a funk and Dirty South blended party record; André 3000's The Love Below features only brief instances of hip hop, presenting instead elements found in funk, jazz, electronic music, and R&B. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is a double album by the hip hop group OutKast, released on September 23, 2003 on LaFace Records. ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ...


The album is also OutKast's biggest commercial success yet, having debuted on the Billboard 200 albums chart at number-one and stayed there for several weeks. The album eventually sold over five million copies, and, as double-album sales count double for Recording Industry Association of America certification, the album was certified diamond for 10 million units shipped in December 2004. Its latest certification, in May 2006, reaches 11 million copies in shipping. RIAA redirects here. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ...


The first two singles from the album(s), which were released nearly simultaneously, were Big Boi's "The Way You Move" and André 3000's "Hey Ya!" The video for "Hey Ya!" is based on The Beatles' landmark appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The video's storyline has "The Love Below"—a fictional band with all members, through the use of special effects, played by André—performing in London. "Hey Ya" was the number one song on the very final weekend of American Top 40 with Casey Kasem. It was also number one a week later on the very first weekend of American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest. The singles spent ten weeks at number one on the Hot 100 singles chart, with "Hey Ya!" spending nine weeks and "The Way You Move" briefly taking over in February 2004. These singles were seen as a breakthrough for the hip-hop industry, being among the first hip-hop songs to be widely played on adult contemporary radio stations. The Way You Move is a 2003 number-one single recorded by Big Boi of the hip-hop duo OutKast, released on LaFace Records. ... Hey Ya! is a hip hop song written and produced by André 3000 for his 2003 album The Love Below, part of OutKasts double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. ... Hey Ya! is a hip hop song written and produced by André 3000 for his 2003 album The Love Below, part of OutKasts double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by former entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. ... Special effects (abbreviated SPFX or SFX) are used in the film, television, and entertainment industry to create effects that cannot be achieved by normal means, such as depicting travel to other star systems. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Casey Kasem in 1989 Casey Kasem (born Kemal Amin Kasem on April 27, 1932, in Detroit, Michigan, USA, of Palestinian and Lebanese heritage) is an American radio personality and voice actor. ... Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an American radio and television personality, and anchorman. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ...


OutKast's next official single was not released until the summer of 2004. "Roses", a track featuring both members from The Love Below half of the album, did not meet the level of success as either of its predecessors, but it became a modest-sized hit on urban radio and the American music video networks. The video for "Roses" is loosely based on the musical West Side Story. It featured sparring 1950s-style gangs, one representing Speakerboxxx, and one representing The Love Below, parodying the widespread arguing among critics and fans as to which half of the album was better. The final singles were André 3000's "Prototype", which was paired with a science fiction-themed video about alien visitors, and Speakerboxxx's "Ghetto Musick," which featured both members of OutKast and a sample from a song by Patti LaBelle, who also makes an appearance in the video. This article is about the musical. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... This article is about reusing existing sound recordings in creating new works. ... Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944 in West-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an multi-grammy winning American R&B and soul singer and songwriter who fronted two groups, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and Labelle, which changed and birthed a new era of womens music and...


Speakerboxxx/The Love Below won the Grammy Award for the 2004 Album of the Year, becoming only the second rap album to ever receive the honor (the first being The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill in 1999). OutKast was one of the headlining acts at the show, and gave two performances: Big Boi performed "The Way You Move" during a medley with George Clinton & P-Funk and Robert Randolph and the Family Band, while André 3000 performed "Hey Ya!" as the show closed. In February 2004, André 3000's performance, which featured dancers moving wildly around a green teepee in war paint and feathered headdresses, was criticized by the Native American Cultural Center, who called for a boycott of OutKast, Arista Records, NARAS, and of CBS, the broadcaster of the awards show. CBS later apologized.[5] The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category. ... The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is the debut solo album by Lauryn Hill of the recently reunited Fugees. ... Lauryn Noel Hill (born May 25, 1975) is an American singer, rapper, musician, record producer and film actress. ... For other persons named George Clinton, see George Clinton (disambiguation). ... P-Funk is an abbreviated, compound name for two bands, Parliament and Funkadelic. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Categories: Stub | Buildings and structures | Survival skills ... Headgear, headwear or headdress is the name given to any element of clothing which is worn on ones head. ... The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is known variously as NARAS or The Recording Academy. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ...


Idlewild

Between OutKast albums, Big Boi and André 3000 ventured into film projects. André co-starred in John Singleton's action film Four Brothers and also had a part in Be Cool, while Big Boi took a featured role in the T.I. movie ATL. Both members also began working on a joint film, Idlewild, directed by OutKast music video director Bryan Barber. Idlewild, a Prohibition-era musical film set to a blues-influenced hip-hop soundtrack, was released on August 25, 2006 by Universal Pictures. The Idlewild soundtrack was released August 22, 2006. Its lead single, "The Mighty 'O'", features both OutKast members, and was briefly played exclusively on local Atlanta radio stations before being issued as a single in May 2006. They released and shot the video for "Morris Brown" instead. A video for "Idlewild Blue (Don'tchu Worry About Me)" soon followed. This article is about motion pictures. ... John Daniel Singleton (born January 6, 1968 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Four Brothers is a 2005 film starring Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin, Mark Wahlberg, and Garrett Hedlund. ... This article is about the musician. ... ATL is an American film that was released on March 31, 2006. ... Idlewild is an American musical film, released August 25, 2006, written and directed by Bryan Barber. ... Bryan Barber is a music video and motion picture director. ... The term Prohibition, also known as A Dry Law, refers to a law in a certain country by which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or illegal. ... Blues music redirects here. ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... Idlewild is an OutKast album scheduled to be released sometime in 2006 prior to a movie of the same title scheduled for release August 28, 2006. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Future projects

Aquemini Records folded in 2004, and Big Boi founded a new record label, Purple Ribbon Entertainment, to be distributed by Virgin Records. Among its first signees were Sleepy Brown, Bubba Sparxxx, and Killer Mike, Big Boi has released a group album/compilation, titled Big Boi Presents... The Purple Ribbon All-Stars - Got Purp? Vol. 2. The Purple Ribbon Label is a record label owned by Outkast distributed through Virgin Records. ... Virgin Records was a British recording label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... Patrick Sleepy Brown is an R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Warren Anderson Mathis (born March 6, 1977, in LaGrange, Georgia) known by his stage name Bubba Sparxxx, is a Southern rapper. ... Killer Mike (born Michael Render on April 20, 19??) is an African-American rapper, signed to Grind Time Official through the Selecto Hits imprint. ... Got Purp? Vol. ...


One album remains on the band's LaFace contract. It was originally planned as a ten-track release called 10 The Hard Way; shortly after Idlewild dropped, the duo confirmed the album is still in the works, though both have begun new projects without releasing any new information on the album. Due to both Big Boi and André's interest in separate projects such as movies, TV (André's "Class of 3000") and solo albums, rumors of a split have turned up frequently in the media.[6] André has recently denied those rumors in a phone interview with MTV News, stating that even though they do not feel like performing on stage together, OutKast is "still tight". In an August, 2006, interview with UK journalist Craig McLean, after emphasizing that they would not split, the pair looked beyond music and film careers, Big Boi suggesting he may consider running for the job of Mayor of Atlanta in the future. This is the list of mayors of Atlanta — former mayors of the city of Atlanta. ...


Big Boi has openly addressed the media and fans' coverage of the rumors in various songs; on "Hollywood Divorce" from Idlewild, he addresses journalists and "You're lame and your life is pretty PLAIN, M&Ms with no nuts," referring to gossip-prone teens with internet access. On "Tomb of the Boom," a song from Speakerboxxx, he recorded the lines "They say Big Boi can you pull it off without yo nigga Dre?" with the reply "I say people stop the madness cuz me and Dre will be okay." He also adds the question, "We've been spittin damn near 10 years why the fuck would we be quittin?"


In an interview with the L.A. Times that came out right after "Idlewild" was released, OutKast confirmed that "10 The Hard Way" was still going to come out, but said they would keep it 'under wraps' until the album's release.[7] In 2007, Andre 3000 confirmed a new Outkast album would be released, but said that he and Big Boi released solo records first, stating the group album is still possibly two years away. [8]. Big Boi's solo album will be released first in 2008, with the first single planned to have been released on December 31st, 2007, but was not released on the announced date. They intend to release one in 2009 [9]


Discography

Main article: OutKast discography

This is a discography for hip hop group OutKast. ... Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik is the debut music album by hip-hop duo OutKast. ... ATLiens is the second album by hip-hop duo OutKast. ... Aquemini is a 1998 album by hip hop duo OutKast (Big Boi, André Benjamin). ... Stankonia is a hip-hop album by OutKast, released by La Face Records (a subcorporation of Arista Records, BMG) on October 31, 2000. ... Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is a double album by the hip hop group OutKast, released on September 23, 2003 on LaFace Records. ... Idlewild is an OutKast album released on August 22, 2006. ...

Grammy awards

Wins

Year Category Title
2002 Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group "Ms. Jackson"
2002 Best Rap Album Stankonia
2003 Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group "The Whole World"
2004 Album of the Year Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
2004 Best Urban/Alternative Performance "Hey Ya!"
2004 Best Rap Album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

Nominations

Year Category Title
1999 Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group "Rosa Parks"
2002 Best Short-Form Music Video "Ms. Jackson"
2002 Record of the Year "Ms. Jackson"
2002 Album of the Year Stankonia
2004 Producer of the Year Non-Classical --
2004 Best Short-Form Music Video "Hey Ya!"
2004 Record of the Year "Hey Ya!"
2007 Best Urban/Alternative Performance "Idlewild Blue (Don't Chu Worry 'Bout Me)"
2007 Best Rap Performance by Duo or Group "Mighty 'O'"
2008 Best Rap Performance by Duo or Group "Int'l Player's Anthem (I Choose You)" w/ UGK

UGK (short for Underground Kingz) is a hip-hop duo from Port Arthur, Texas. ...

References

  1. ^ OutKast propels hip-hop to new heights, CNN.com, April 19, 2004
  2. ^ "OutKast". Allmusic.com. Retrieved from http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&searchlink=OUTKAST&sql=11:yns9kebtjq7q~T1
  3. ^ Vernon, Polly (Sept 18, 2005). "'I'm addicted to creating': Polly Vernon talks to Andre 3000". The Observer. Retrieved from http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,1572394,00.html on July 12, 2006. Excerpt: Early success sent Benjamin off the rails a little. He exploited his growing fame, he says. "I did. And then I got guilty about it and pulled back. I used drugs and drink a lot, and then I went cold turkey. Ten years ago."
  4. ^ "The Times, August 2006"
  5. ^ Ryan, Joal (Feb. 11, 2004). "Native Americans rap OutKast". E! Online. Retrieved from http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,13487,00.html on July 12, 2006.
  6. ^ Watson, Margeaux (June 2006). "The end of OutKast?" EW.com. Retrieved from http://www.ew.com/ew/report/0,6115,1195670_4_0_,00.html on July 12, 2006.
  7. ^ Lee, Chris (August 23, 2006). "United They Plan-At Least for now". "latimes.com". Retrieved from "http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,20029-2302431_2,00.html" on September 23, 2006.
  8. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1564274/20070709/outkast.jhtml
  9. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.6081/title.big-boi-speaks-on-his-solo-album

External links

“Ice cold” redirects here. ... Big Boi (born Antwan André Patton on February 1, 1975 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American hip hop artist and producer; one half of the alternative hip-hop duo OutKast. ... Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik is the debut music album by hip-hop duo OutKast. ... ATLiens is the second album by hip-hop duo OutKast. ... Aquemini is a 1998 album by hip hop duo OutKast (Big Boi, André Benjamin). ... Stankonia is a hip-hop album by OutKast, released by La Face Records (a subcorporation of Arista Records, BMG) on October 31, 2000. ... Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is a double album by the hip hop group OutKast, released on September 23, 2003 on LaFace Records. ... Idlewild is an OutKast album released on August 22, 2006. ... Players Ball is a 1993 song by the hip hop group Outkast. ... Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik is a song by the Hip-Hop group OutKast as the second single from their 1994 album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. ... Git Up, Git Out is a song from OutKast on their debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik from 1995. ... Elevators (Me & You) is the song by the Hip-Hop group OutKast released as the first single from their album ATLiens. ... ATLiens is the second single by the Hip Hop group OutKast to be released on their 1996 album of the same name, ATLiens. ... Jazzy Belle is the third and last single by Hip Hop group OutKast tp be released in their album ATLiens. ... ATLiens is the second single by the Hip Hop group OutKast to be released on their 1996 album of the same name, ATLiens. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: lyrics are considered copyvio If you disagree with its speedy deletion, please explain why on its talk page or at Wikipedia:Speedy deletions. ... Da Art of Storytellin (Pt. ... B.O.B. (an acronym for Bombs Over Baghdad) is a 2000 single by OutKast for the LaFace/Arista Records label. ... Ms. ... So Fresh, So Clean was the third single from OutKasts breakout album Stankonia. ... Scooby-Doo is a 2002 live-action film, based on the popular Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon of the same name. ... Hey Ya! is a hip hop song written and produced by André 3000 for his 2003 album The Love Below, part of OutKasts double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. ... The Way You Move is a 2003 number-one single recorded by Big Boi of the hip-hop duo OutKast, released on LaFace Records. ... Ghettomusick (also known as Ghetto Musick) and Prototype are songs by the Hip Hop group OutKast released in 2004 in their double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. ... Roses is a track by OutKast from their 2003 double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. ... Ghettomusick (also known as Ghetto Musick) and Prototype are songs by the Hip Hop group OutKast released in 2004 in their double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. ... Mighty O is the first as well uofficial single from OutKasts album Idlewild (2006). ... Morris Brown is the first official single from OutKasts album Idlewild (2006). ... Idlewild Blues, also known as Idlewild Blue (Donchu Worry Bout Me), is the third off OutKasts album Idlewild, and the first off the album that is sung by Andre 3000. ... Hollywood Divorce is the third official single from OutKasts album Idlewild (2006). ... This is a discography for hip hop group OutKast. ... Organized Noize is a successful Atlanta-based American record production company made up of Rico Wade, Ray Murray, and Patrick Sleepy Brown. ... The Dungeon Family is a hip hop/R&B/soul musical collective, based in Atlanta, Georgia and specializing in Southern hip hop with heavy funk and soul influences. ... The Dungeon Family is a hip hop/R&B/soul musical collective, based in Atlanta, Georgia and specializing in Southern hip hop with heavy funk and soul influences. ... Goodie Mob, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is widely considered one of the founding hip hop acts of the Dirty South movement. ... Organized Noize is a successful Atlanta-based American record production company made up of Rico Wade, Ray Murray, and Patrick Sleepy Brown. ... Look up Pa in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Pa, PA or pa may stand for: pa, a word for dad or father (pa or paw) pa, Chinese political title meaning hegemon Pa, Maori word meaning a fortified village or redoubt, described at length in Maori Wars Per annum, p. ... Lumberjacks is the hip hop duo between T-Mo and Khujo of the Atlanta rapping pioneers Goodie Mob. ... Society of Soul was a group started by Sleepy Brown and Big Rube. ... Rico Wade is one of the members of Organized Noize. ... Patrick Sleepy Brown is an R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... “Ice cold” redirects here. ... 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Big Reese (also known simply as Reese) is a hiphop/r&b producer from Atlanta, GA. He produced Lloyds hiphop/r&b hit singleYou. ... Killer Mike (born Michael Render on April 20, 19??) is an African-American rapper, signed to Grind Time Official through the Selecto Hits imprint. ... Slimm Calhoun is an African-American Rapper and he is a solo MC in the Dungeon Family. ... Blackowned C-Bone (Born in Atlanta, Georgia) is one of the three rappers in the hip-hop group Konkrete. ... Big Boi Big Boi (born Antwan André Patton on February 1, 1975 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American hip hop artist and producer; one half of the successful and avant-garde hip-hop duo OutKast. ... Supa Nate is one of the rappers in the hip-hop group Konkrete. ... Look up meathead in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kendric Extrication Device (KED) is a device that is used in Vehicle_extrication to remove a patient from a motor vehicle. ... 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OutKast is one of the most successful hip-hop groups of all time, having sold over 20 million copies of its six releases: five studio albums, a greatest hits release, and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, a double album containing a solo album from each member of the duo.
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