Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

In 2003, iconic Atlanta-based hip-hop duo OutKast—aka Big Boi and André 3000—released their split album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below wherein each artist created their own record, but released them as one. Big Boi’s 808-driven Speakerboxx leans into southern hip-hop via electronic and soulful flair. On the flip side, André 3000’s The Love Below overflows with eccentricities, combining R&B, electronic, jazz and funk. Altogether, the 40-track album—available as …

ATLiens 25th Anniversary Edition

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their masterpiece ATLiens, OutKast’s four-LP reissue doesn’t include just the original album, but also the instrumentals—available commercially for the first time ever. Along with the vinyl (which features the tracks “Elevators (Me & You),” “Two Dope Boyz (In A Cadillac)” and “Jazzy Belle”), the duo collaborated with London-based firm F That on a video game based on the album. In …

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Mahotella Queens, Banks + Shlomo, Habibi and more in the music we tweeted this week

Big Boi feat. Phantogram and Sade: CPU 2.0 2014 may well be the year of OutKast. The “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik”-bumping duo is set to headline over 40 music festivals throughout the year, including Coachella and Governor’s Ball, plus both Big Boi and André 3000 are slated to release solo albums (we can only hope for another Outkast record too). In anticipation of his new release, Big Boi …