Song of the Day: ATLiens (Outkast)
Another Friday has arrived and just like any other, it could not have come any sooner, “Now throw your hands in the aiiir, and wave em like you just dont caaare”. The hook of ATLiens sets the perfect tone to start the weekend off right. The track was one of Outkast’s earlier hit singles and helped them gain more exposure into the mainstream. The track features a jazzy beat complimented with the smooth monotone verses from Big Boi and Andre 3000.
The track is off the duo’s second album also entitled, ATLiens, released in 1996. The album is full of real good Hip Hop with a twist featuring tracks like, Elevators, Jazzy Belle and Wailin which also features Cee-Lo. The duo’s first album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, was a success in the Hip Hop community and set the expectations high for ATLiens, however, expectations were met when the album dropped. ATLiens, was an album that helped draw more attention to the South, and paved the way for artists like, Goodie Mobb, Lil Wayne and Ludacris.
Outkast, had a real cool sound and vibe to all their tracks. The duo’s sound was a mixture of Jazz, Funk and Electronic, along with their style of flow they had a sound that was fresh to Hip Hop. Outkast have been in the game since 1991 and are currently still releasing albums. After the release of the smash hit album, Speakerboxx/ The Love Below, the duo have continued working on solo projects. The duo did not split due to beef with one another, but are just happy working on their own careers. Keep your ears open as Outkast are still under contract with Laface Records to release one more album.
Over the years the duo have released a number of great albums that seize to disappoint fans of Outkast. If you have not already be sure to add these albums to your Outkast playlist; Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, Aquemini, Stankonia and their most succesful album, Speakerboxx/The Love Below.
Favorite Line: “Now, my oral demonstration be like clitoral stimulation to the female gender, ain’t nothin better” – Andre 3000