The Album: OutKast Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (1994)
Antwan (Big Boi) Patton and Andre (Dre) Benjamin began collaborating in 1992 and paired their genuis presenting it for the world to see on their debut project SouthernPlayalisticadillacmuzik which released on LaFace records in the spring of 1994.
LA’s own DJ Rashida sat with us to talk southern charm, the musicality of this album, black consciousness through the lyrics, what made the interludes so compelling and why this album stands the real test of time.
More on DJ Rashida
More on Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
- Southernplaylisticadillacmuzik’s Wikipedia page
- How Classic is OutKast’s Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik” (Classic Hip-Hop Magazine)
- Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik at 20 (Billboard)
Show Tracklisting (all songs from Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik unless indicated otherwise):
- Hootie Hoo
- Arrested Development: Tennessee
- Call of da Wild
- True Dat (Interlude)
- Welcome to Atlanta (Interlude)
- Ain’t No Thang
- Funky Ride
- Ain’t No Thang
- Claimin’ True
- Crumblin’ Erb
- Flim Flam
- Git Up, Git Out
- Player’s Ball
- Player’s Ball (Reprise)
- The Roots: Proceed
- Society of Soul: E.M.B.R.A.C.E.
Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find there.
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