Released: October 2000
Chart-melting US hip-hop anthems invariably feature bonnet-busting beats, shotgun sound effects and a general tone of bigging up oneself. But one of the biggest hip-hop anthems of the decade, from Andre 3000 and Big Boi, was a very different beast indeed. BB's Uzi-fire rapping cut against Dre's feline croon perfectly over shuffling beats and heart-string piano as the pair laid out one side of the story of a custody battle between Dre and his ex, Erykah Badu. Hardly the normal subject matter of your usual block-raising hip-hop smash – but then OutKast are hardly your average hip-hop act.
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