Today In Hip-Hop: OutKast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’ Turns 10

On this day, September 23, in hip-hop history... 2003: Following the success of their crossover Billboard Hot 100 hit single “Ms. Jackson” and releasing their greatest hits album Big Boi and Dre Present: OutKast, OutKast was on a career high, finally garnering mainstream success and attention. However, instead of following the proven successful formula of working as a group, Big Boi and Andre 3000 decided to create two separate solo albums and sell them as a double album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. The double album was not what OutKast’s record label, Arista, wanted. After the success of “Ms. Jackson,” Arista wanted a similar ...

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