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Outkast X ATL Legends



“Scene was so thick, low rides, 77 Savills. El Dawgs, nothing but them ‘llacs. All the players, all the hustlers; I’m talking about black man heaven, yah know what I’m saying.” Where all my East Atlanta folks at? If you are from East Atlanta or Zone 6, then you must know who Outkast is. Three Stacks and Big Boi are ATL legends. These two helped put Atlanta on the map. I was introduced to the sound of Outkast at an early age. From “Bombs over Bagdad,” “Spottieottiedopalicious” and “Aquemini”; Outkast has truly given Atlanta a style of its own.

Andre 3000 attended my alma mater for a short period at Southwest DeKalb High School but eventually transferred to Avondale High School. They each have their own unique styles that when combined created musical masterpieces. Big Boi’s style is defiantly ATL (dirty south) mixed with playa Funkadelic music. Andre 3000’s style is more futuristic, and when they mixed it, it took their music to a whole new level.

From songwriting, producing, the duo even knows how to act. They both starred in Idlewild with Paula Patton. Big Boi even played in an Atlanta classic movie ATL. I love how they combine their unique styles together and give their fans something so far out that I don’t think even Kanye West, who is also a creative genius, could think of. It’s more than wacky costumes, a futuristic sound or funky southern soul music; it’s about raw talent which both of them have. One could almost say that these two were destined for greatness with combining their talents. I don’t know if many of my viewers or readers are into astrology but according to the stars when a Gemini and Aquarius get together; magic is bound to happen. I’m a firm believer in astrology and even though horoscopes often lie; they made no mistakes when it came to this Gemini and Aquarius. As a Gemini myself, Andre 3000 makes me proud and proves that our creative side is beyond great. Big Boi’s flow and style are so impeccable that the first time I heard “Bombs over Bagdad” which came out when I was in the first grade, he and Andre had me hook. From that point on I was made into an Outkast fan. Their album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below even won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2004.

They reunited in 2014 for a tour and each time they put on a hell of a show reminding people of their talent and amazing musical work. My sister Jasmine introduced me to some of their other works such “Hollywood Divorce” and “Liberation.” They have all types of songs that can hype you up, make you want to chill, or think about life in a new perspective. I appreciate what they have done for the South. Nothing but greatness.



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