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  1. André Benjamin

    André Benjamin

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    American rapper/singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/record producer/actor

  2. Outkast

    Outkast

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    Outkast (stylized as OutKast) is an American hip hop duo formed in 1992, in East Point, Atlanta, Georgia, composed of Atlanta-based rappers André "André 3000" Benjamin (formerly known as Dré) and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton. They were originally known as Two Shades Deep but later changed the group's name to OutKast. The group's original musical style was a mixture of Dirty South and G-funk. Subsequently however, funk, soul, rock, electronic music, spoken word poetry, jazz and blues elements have been added to the group's musical palette.


  3. Big Boi

    Big Boi

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    American rapper

  4. Idlewild

    Idlewild (2006)

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    Idlewild is an American musical film, released August 25, 2006, written and directed by Bryan Barber. The film stars André 3000 and Big Boi of the hip hop duo OutKast, and Idlewild features musical numbers written, produced, and chiefly performed by OutKast. Idlewild contrasts OutKast's hip-hop/funk/soul sound against a story based on a juke joint in the fictional Depression-era town of Idlewild, Georgia in 1935.


  5. Hey Ya

    Hey Ya (2003)

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    "Hey Ya!" is a song written and produced by André 3000 for his 2003 album The Love Below, part of the hip hop duo OutKast's double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. "Hey Ya!" takes influence from funk and rock music. Its music video features a live performance by a band, all eight of whose members are played by André 3000, that mimicks the Beatles' 1964 performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The song received praise from contemporary music critics, and won the award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the 46th Grammy Awards.


  6. Dungeon Family

    Dungeon Family

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    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 group derives its name from "The Dungeon", the name given to record producer Rico Wade's basement studio where many of the early members of the collective did their first recordings. Rico Wade, Ray Murray, and Sleepy Brown constitute the production/songwriting team Organized Noize, who have produced hits for the main popular Dungeon Family groups Outkast and Goodie Mob.


  7. The Way You Move

    The Way You Move (2003)

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    "The Way You Move" is a song recorded by Big Boi of the American hip hop duo OutKast, released by LaFace Records. The song features OutKast mentor Sleepy Brown on guest vocals. Along with "Hey Ya!", recorded by OutKast's other member André 3000, "The Way You Move" is one of the two lead singles from Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, OutKast's double album project which includes a solo album from each member. Released from Big Boi's Speakerboxxx half of the double album, "The Way You Move" peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming OutKast's third number-one pop single and the 900th for "Billboard." In 2009 it was named the 22nd most successful song of the 2000s, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade.


  8. Ms. Jackson

    Ms. Jackson (2000)

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    "Ms. Jackson" is a song by OutKast and the second single from their fourth album Stankonia. It topped the U.S. charts for the week of February 17, 2001, and won a 2002 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. It also reached number one in Germany and number two in the United Kingdom, held from the top spot by Atomic Kitten's "Whole Again". In October 2011, NME placed it at number 81 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".


  9. Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

    Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (2001)

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    "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik" is the second single released from hip-Hop duo OutKast's debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. It was released on June 20, 1994, and is the title track from the album. The song managed to chart at #74 on the Billboard Hot 100. It failed to live up to the success of their previous single, Player's Ball, which charted at #37 on that same chart.


  10. ATLiens

    ATLiens (1996)

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    "ATLiens" is the second single from hip-hop group OutKast's second studio album, ATLiens. It is a double A-Side single, alongside a further track from the album, Wheelz Of Steel. Both songs were written and produced by OutKast. The song appeared on the FOX series New York Undercover. The single peaked at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100.


  11. Roses

    Roses (2003)

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    "Roses" is a track by OutKast from their 2003 double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. It appears on André 3000's The Love Below disc, and is the only track on his disc to feature Big Boi. The track was largely popular in the United Kingdom and United States where it peaked at #4 on the UK Singles Chart and #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also had large popularity in Australia, reaching #2 on the Australian Singles Chart.


  12. Stankonia

    Stankonia (1905)

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    Stankonia is the fourth studio album by American hip hop duo OutKast, released October 31, 2000 on La Face Records. The group's previous release, Aquemini (1998), played a significant role in introducing Southern hip-hop to other areas of the United States. In the spring of 1999, OutKast began working on Stankonia in the duo's recently purchased Atlanta recording facility, Stankonia Studios. The band's ownership of the studio allowed for fewer time constraints and subsequently, more musical experimentation. Stankonia features appearances from many local Atlanta musicians whom the group discovered while visiting clubs in the city.


  13. So Fresh, So Clean

    So Fresh, So Clean (2000)

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    "So Fresh, So Clean" is the third and final single to be released from Outkast's fourth studio album, Stankonia. It was produced by longtime collaborators Organized Noize. The music video features the duo and Sleepy Brown performing on a variety of CGI backgrounds, a beauty parlor, and a church. Ludacris, Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Chilli of TLC and members of Goodie Mob make cameo appearances in the video. The song was a moderate success, reaching #30 on the Billboard charts, #46 on the ARIA charts and further propelling the sales of Stankonia after the success of "Ms. Jackson".


  14. Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks (1998)

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    "Rosa Parks" is a song by the hip hop group OutKast. It was released as the first single from their 1998 album Aquemini, and was that album's most successful single. The song's title comes from the civil rights activist Rosa Parks.


  15. The Whole World

    The Whole World (2001)

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    "The Whole World" is the first single to be released from Outkast's first compilation album, Big Boi and Dre Present... Outkast. The song managed to peak at number 19 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart. The single features Killer Mike and Joi. Killer Mike would later go on to provide vocals on the duo's following single, "Land of a Million Drums." The song was written by Outkast and produced by Earthtone III. The song won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.


  16. Player's Ball

    Player's Ball (2003)

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    "Player's Ball" is the debut single from hip hop artists Outkast. The single was released in 1993, and is taken from the group's debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. The song itself discusses the nature of living in the South of the United States, and growing up within a hip hop culture. The title refers to a traditional gathering of pimps in Chicago. The song is referenced twice within other songs by the band, including the final track on the debut album, and a later single, "Elevators (Me & You)". The song peaked at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the highest charting single from the group's debut album.


  17. Aquemini

    Aquemini (1998)

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    Aquemini is the third studio album by American hip hop duo OutKast, released on September 29, 1998 through LaFace Records. The title is a portmanteau of the two performers' Zodiac signs: Aquarius (Big Boi) and Gemini (André 3000), which is indicative of the album's recurring theme of the differing personalities of the two members. The group recorded the majority of the album in Bobby Brown's Bosstown Recording Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.


  18. Atliens

    Atliens (1996)

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    ATLiens is the second studio album by American hip hop duo OutKast, released on August 27, 1996, by LaFace Records. The duo wanted to improve on their 1994 debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik and gain respect for their growing Southern hip hop scene. OutKast recorded ATLiens in sessions at several Atlanta studios—Bosstown Recording Studios, Doppler Recording Studios, PatchWerk Recording Studio, Purple Dragon Studios, and Studio LaCoCo—as well as Chung King Recording Studio and Sound On Sound Recording in New York City.


  19. Jazzy Belle

    Jazzy Belle (1996)

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    "Jazzy Belle" is the third and last single from hip-hop group OutKast's second studio album, ATLiens. It was released as a remix single and it peaked at #52 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is the only single from the album ATLiens to be produced by Organized Noize, the other two singles being produced by OutKast themselves. The rapper Tupac Shakur is mentioned in Verse Two by Big Boi. According to American rapper Ludacris he tried to sneak in the music video for the song but he was escorted. Kenneth Babyface Edmonds provides back-up vocals on the Swift C's Remix.


  20. Git Up, Git out

    Git Up, Git out (2001)

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    "Git Up, Git Out" is the third single from hip-hop duo OutKast's debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. The song is a conscious Southern story-rap about the dangers of giving into circumstances and not doing anything with one's life. The song features Cee-Lo and Big Gipp of Goodie Mob. This was the second song that any of Goodie Mob's members were heard in, the first being "Call Of Da Wild". Git Up, Git Out was produced by the Dungeon Family's own Organized Noize. The track is also featured in the 2006 film ATL.


  21. Speakerboxxx / The Love Below

    Speakerboxxx / The Love Below (2003)

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    Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is the fifth studio album by American hip hop duo OutKast, released September 23, 2003 on LaFace Records. Issued as a double album, its playtime of more than two hours is distributed over solo albums from each of the group's members. Speakerboxxx is the solo project of Big Boi and a Southern hip hop album with a P-Funk influence, while André 3000's The Love Below features psychedelic, pop, funk, electro, and jazz styles.


  22. Class of 3000

    Class of 3000 (2006)

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    Class of 3000 is an American animated television series created by André 3000 (best known as a member of the hip hop duo OutKast) for Cartoon Network. The series follows superstar and music teacher Sunny Bridges (voiced by 3000), who teaches a group of students at Atlanta, Georgia's Westley School of Performing Arts. Bridges is a jazz and blues artist who occasionally lectures in Atlanta's Little Five Points residential area.


  23. Morris Brown

    Morris Brown (2006)

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    "Morris Brown" is the second single to be released from OutKast's sixth studio album, Idlewild. The song features guest vocals from Scar and Sleepy Brown. It is named after Morris Brown College and features the Morris Brown College Marching Wolverines. André 3000 produced the song, but did not appear on the track. The song was produced during the recording of the Stankonia tracks, but was not released. The single peaked at #43 in the UK, and peaked at #95 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


  24. Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

    Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (1994)

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    Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik is the debut album of hip-hop duo OutKast, released April 26, 1994 on LaFace Records. Recorded at D.A.R.P. Studios, Purple Dragon, Bosstown and Doppler Studios in Atlanta, Georgia throughout 1992 to 1994, the album featured production by the Atlanta-area production team Organized Noize. Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik peaked at #20 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum in sales on April 5, 1995 by the Recording Industry Association of America, with the help of the album's hit single "Player's Ball." Big Boi recorded a song called "West Savannah" for this album, but it didn't make the cut. The song was later added to their 1998 album Aquemini.


  25. Big Boi & Dre Present... Outkast

    Big Boi & Dre Present... Outkast (2001)

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    Big Boi and Dre Present...OutKast is the first OutKast greatest hits album, released on Arista Records in 2001. The compilation consists of five tracks from Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, one from ATLiens, and three each from the break-out albums Aquemini and Stankonia. There are three new tracks: "The Whole World", featuring Killer Mike, "Movin' Cool (The After Party)" featuring Joi, and "Funkin' Around". In addition, "Ain't No Thang", "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik", "Aquemini", "Git Up Get Out", "Ms. Jackson", "Rosa Parks", "SpottieOttieDopaliscious", and "Bombs Over Baghdad" differ from the album versions. It also omits some songs which were released as singles, notably all but one from ATLiens. However, the title track from the album is mentioned as being included on this compilation in the essay contained in the booklet, but is not actually included. It is assumed it was dropped at a late stage of the compilation's production.


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