25 years ago today, Outkast changed the landscape of hip hop in Atlanta. Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik changed the perception of hip hop in Atlanta. Andre 3000 said it best on Growing Old, we grew up on booty shake we didn’t know no better thang. Andre 3000 and Big Boi made lyrics and storytelling matter when it came to music from Atlanta. The album opened the door for rappers in Atlanta to step their game up with the lyrics. I’ve written about the Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik album a few years ago and there’s not too much else to say. Player’s Ball was the first single off the album and it was released towards the end of 1993. The single was an instant success as it opened the door for the success they would later receive. Player’s Ball went on to sell well over 500,000 copies and we couldn’t wait to hear the album.
Player’s Ball was released, and the album was released in the spring of 1994. The title track was released in the summer of 1994 and it was another smash-hit from Outkast. The final single released from the album featured the Goodie Mob. Git Up, Git Out was the final single and the first single from Cee-Lo Green set things up for Goodie Mob. The verse from Cee-Lo was one of my favorite verses in hip hop and the entire track was bananas. The entire album is crazy and definitely need to be in your collection. After the videos for Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik and Git Up, Git Out, check out the track listing and stream link.
- 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)
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