Today In Hip-Hop: OutKast Releases ‘ATLiens’

On this day, August 27, in hip-hop history... 1996: A little over two years removed from the introduction of their highly successful debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, the eccentric, southern rooted rap duo from East Point, Atlanta, unveiled their definitive sophomore effort, ATLiens, invading the atmosphere of hip-hop with an otherworldly, and historically unexplored style, that would forever modify the infrastructure of urban music and the progressive culture that accompanied it. While largely embracing the classic origins of southern, bass-driven, g-funk influence amongst their inaugural release in 1994, it was clear from the onset ofATLiens that the ingenious duo had conceived a significantly more innovative approach while constructing their subsequent ...

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