One of my all-time favorite groups and Atlanta’s own, Outkast dropped their debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik twenty-two years ago today. Before the album dropped, I remember having the gold & purple CD that was their debut single, Player’s Ball when they were passing them out. When people talk about Outkast, I don’t think many realize how impactful their sound was when they dropped because Atlanta was known for the club or booty-shaking music with the likes of Kilo, Raheem the Dream, DJ Kizzy Rock and many others. Outkast ushered in the player lifestyle, while bringing some dope lyrics in the process while introducing other acts in the process. On one of their singles, Outkast introduced the world to fellow Dungeon Family members, Goodie Mob on the track Git Up, Git Out which can be viewed below.
With the success of Player’s Ball and Git Up, Git, Out, they dropped the video for the title track, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik and it was well received like the previous two. Check out the video below, which is a great video with a house party setting like we used to have all the time growing up.
The album was well-received by pretty much all the music publications and is considered one of the best albums to drop during the 2nd Golden Age of hip hop, which was from 1994-1996 with the first being in 1988. Outkast haven’t dropped an album in almost 13 years, excluding the Idlewild Soundtrack they dropped in 2006, but they have appeared separately on many tracks with Big Boi dropping three solo albums in the process. For the most part, Andre 3000 has been doing his thing in Hollywood and still is considered by many as one of the greatest rappers of all-time. They released a total of six albums, a greatest hits album, and six Grammy awards and have sold a total of 25 million records to date. Below is the Tracklisting of the Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik that dropped twenty-two years ago today. Like always, if you’re a hip hop fan, this album should be in your collection and you can purchase the album here.
- Peaches (Intro)
- Ain’t No Thang
- Welcome to Atlanta (Interlude)
- Call of Da Wild ft. Goodie Mob
- Player’s Ball
- Claimin’ True
- Club Donkey Ass (Interlude)
- Funky Ride
- Flim Flam (Interlude)
- Git, Up, Git Out ft. Goodie Mob
- True Dat (Interlude)
- Crumblin’ Erb
- Hootie Hoo
- Player’s Ball (Reprise)
What’s your opinion of Outkast? What are your thoughts about their Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik album? What are your favorite Outkast album, song and feature? Head to the comments section below and let me know your thoughts about Outkast.