Today In Hip-Hop: Outkast Releases “Southernplayalisticadillacmusik”

On this day, April 26, in hip-hop history... 1994: Outkast releases its debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmusik. After first forming the group in 1992, rappers Andre 3000 and Big Boi signed a record contract with LaFace Records, making them the first hip-hop act signed to the predominantly R&B label. The duo began working on what would later become their debut LP in 1993, cutting over 30 songs with production crew and longtime collaborators the Dungeon Family. In a turn from the musical output of their East coast and West coast peers at the time, the album focused primarily on Black empowerment in the South and ...

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