Outkast is known as one of the greatest hip hop duos to ever pick up a mic. Big Boi and Andre 3000 haven’t put an album out as Outkast in about 15 years. Till this day, they are still recognized as a pair of the best to ever do it in hip hop. 20 years ago, Outkast released their fourth album, Stankonia. Six years prior, they blessed the world with the Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik debut project. The platinum selling debut made them into instant stars and they introduced the world to the Goodie Mob. Two years later, they released the ATLiens joint and it went in another direction. ATLiens was another classic from Outkast and it went on to sell over 2 million records. After the success of Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik and ATLiens, Outkast released their classic Aquemini and many have regarded this as their best album.
Aquemini has been ranked by many as one of the best hip hop albums of all-time. Two years after the release of the Aquemini project, Outkast returned with Stankonia. Stankonia went on to go 4x times platinum and B.O.B. was their first single. The platinum selling B.O.B. has been named as of the dopest rap records by a few publications. The second single was called Ms. Jackson and once again Outkast didn’t disappoint with this track. Ms. Jackson was another smash hit, and it went triple platinum. Ms. Jackson has been named as one of the best hip hop records in the 2000s. The third and final single from Stankonia was So Fresh, So Clean. So Fresh, So Clean also went platinum after its release in the spring of 2001. Outkast discography is so dope that this is my fourth favorite album from Outkast.
My top 5 tracks from Stankonia are the three singles, Gasoline Dreams and Spaghetti Junction. For all my hip hop heads, you should have already had this album in your collection. If not or just to revisit it, check out the track listing and stream links below.
- Gasoline Dreams ft. Khujo
- I’m Cool (Interlude)
- So Fresh, So Clean
- Snappin’ & Trappin’ ft. Killer Mike & J-Sweet
- F. (Interlude)
- Spaghetti Junction
- Kim & Cookie (Interlude)
- I’ll Call B4 I Cum ft. Gangsta Boo & Eco
- Xplosion ft. B-Real
- Good Hair (Interlude)
- We Luv Deez Hoez ft. Backbone & Big Gipp
- Humble Mumble ft. Erykah Badu
- Drinkin’ Again (Interlude)
- Red Velvet
- Cruisin’ in the ATL (Interlude)
- Gangsta Shit ft. Slimm Calhoun, C-Bone & T-Mo
- Toilet Tisha
- Slum Beautiful ft. Cee-Lo
- Pre-Nump (Interlude)
- Stankonia (Stank Love) ft. Big Rube & Sleepy Brown