Today In Hip-Hop: OutKast Releases ‘Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik’

On this day, April 26, in hip-hop history... 1994: The album’s first line would establish a mantra that spans two decades, six genre-defying LPs and more than 25 million record sales. “Time and time again see I be thinkin’ about that future,” Big Boi zealously opens Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. One of the most forward-thinking acts of all time had arrived, pulling up in a ‘77 Seville. Sixteen-year-olds Antwan Patton and André Benjamin met just two years prior at Atlanta’s Lenox Square mall, and soon began freestyle battling at Tri-Cities High School. They joined forces on wax as “2 Shades Deep,” but changed their moniker ...

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