OutKast: Idlewild

OutKast: Idlewild

Of all the entries in The Bumper Book Of Hip-Hop Clichés (the clothing line, the Mini-Me, the Phil Collins cover…) the riskiest must surely be the vanity movie. Do it well and you offer your fans a life-affirming insight into your salvation...

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OutKast: Mighty “O”

OutKast: Mighty “O”

And so OutKast, clearly tired of waiting for the rest of the music industry to catch up with their nth-dimension brain-hop, have decided to become the next, um, Ben Elton by writing a musical. Entitled ‘Idlewild’, it sees Andre 3000 star as a...

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Outkast  :  Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

Outkast : Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

OK, let's take this slowly. 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below' is OutKast's fifth album. Two CDs. 39 songs. 137 minutes of synapse-popping, gut-reorganising, breathtakingly adventurous music. As you've probably heard by now, OutKast's two members - Big...

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Stankonia

Stankonia

Why wait for the conclusion. Let's cut to the chase. 'Stankonia' (pronounced Stank-O-nee-ya) is the best hip-hop album of the year so far. Take Mos Def's willingness to experiment, Common's intelligence and Kool Keith's futuristic rhymes and...

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Big Boi : London Camden Electric Ballroom

Big Boi : London Camden Electric Ballroom

For too long Big Boi has been the bastard stepchild of genre-bending hip hop duo, Outkast . However, now Andre 3000 has decided he can't be arsed to tour, it's down to his oft-overshadowed partner in rhyme to subvert the stereotype of hurried,...

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OutKast : Hey Ya

OutKast : Hey Ya

A soul-smeared, pop-dipped, gospel-kissed clusterfunk, a one-in-a-million science-fact anomaly that’d have Professor Robert Winston and the entire Tomorrow’s World "posse" twitching their learned moustaches in confusion; ‘Hey Ya!’ is...

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Outkast : Ghetto Musick

Outkast : Ghetto Musick

Of course, even before their brains expanded out of their skulls and had to be kept in pulsating glass vats in a secret laboratory behind the Boom Boom Room, they were the rap Beatles, the Radiohead that could 'stank'. As the only men in hip-hop...

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OutKast : Land Of A Million Drums

OutKast : Land Of A Million Drums

From the soundtrack to the upcoming, Buffy-starring 'Scooby Doo' movie, Outkast deliver a single which is eccentric even by their standards. Sounding a bit like their own 'Ms Jackson' delivered over a hectic jazz beat reminiscent of 'Love Cats'...

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OutKast : The Whole World

OutKast : The Whole World

OutKast The Whole World (Arista) You know that bit where Nicole Kidman popped her dainty clogs at the end of 'Moulin Rouge!', and a good two-thirds of the audience thought, "Thank fuck for that?" That was the moment where Big Boi and Dre were...

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OutKast  :  Big Boi And Dre Present. . . OutKast

OutKast : Big Boi And Dre Present. . . OutKast

They come in peace - but from where, exactly? Look once, and Outkast are psychedelic space aliens with radioactive wigs and a sexually adventurous wardrobe. Look again, and they're playas from the Dirty South with a titty bar in their basement....

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