With a career spanning two decades, Outkast are stalwarts of the rap game. (I personally have trouble trusting people who don’t listen to them.) As pioneers within hip hop, they championed some of the very first instances of genre fusion, adopting elements of G-funk (first popularised in the West) and mixing that with gritty Southern attitude. If the Pixies are the most influential rock band in the world, Outkast are the reason your favourite rapper picked up a pen. Their impact is immeasurable, and their style ubiquitous. With countless hits across 6 albums, the resume is thick. My homie Shantan from Sydney made this dope mix last year featuring the bangers, as well as some of the lesser-known tracks and verses.
Start your weekend right.
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Spottie
Willie Hutch – I Choose You
UGK – International Players Anthem (I Choose You) (Ft. Outkast)
Rich Boy – Throw Some D’s ft. Andre 3000
OutKast – So Fresh, So Clean
Outkast – So Fresh So clean (Locsmif Remix)
Outkast – Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
TLC – Sumthin’ Wicked This Way Comes Ft Andre 3000
OutKast – ATLiens
Outkast – Last Call (Feat. Slimm Calhoun, Lil’ Jon & The Eastside Boyz, & Mello)
Big Boi – Shutterbug
Outkast / Andre 3000 Roses (Kero One 2014 Remix)
Sleepy Brown feat. Big Boi Margarita feat. Big Boi (Dirty)
Big Boi feat. Little Dragon – “Mama Told Me”
Outkast – Spottieottiedopalicious (Nacey Remix)
Santigold – Creating Kryptonite (Ft. Purple Ribbon All-Stars)
Young Jeezy ft Andre 3000 – I Do
Andre 3000 – Prototype (eSenTRIK Remix)
Janelle Monáe – Tightrope (Feat. Big Boi)
Big Boi – Lanes Ft. A$AP Rocky & Phantogram
Kelis – Millionaire ft Andre 3000
OutKast – B.O.B.
When a visual artist makes music you can feel the sounds being layered as if they are materials or colours. I think this track is a beautiful example of the inextricable link between sound and sight.
If you’re in Melbourne catch the amazing Teebs this Friday at Howler in Brunswick! – Tickets here.