Outkast, winner of 6 Grammys during The 46th Annual Grammy Awards
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These Are the Timeless Outkast Records That Will Be in Our Playlists Forever-Ever

Outkast is one of the most iconic hip-hop duos there ever was. Here's a list of Outkast songs that will forever be in rotation!


Oct. 12 2023, Published 1:15 p.m. ET

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Outkast is a name in hip-hop that is synonymous with talent and success. André 3000 and Big Boi have been transformative forces in the genre since Outkast's inception in the early 90s. Their distinctive blend of Southern rap, funk, and innovative lyricism has earned them six Grammy Awards and a dedicated fan base.

And their rise to fame was nothing short of meteoric.

They made their industry debut in 1994 with Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. The release of the chart-topping single marked the beginning of their decades-long career. It wasn't long before the Atlanta rappers captured the ears — and hearts — of fans across the globe.

It's been nearly two decades since Outkast dropped a joint project, but they remain one of the most dynamic duos hip-hop has ever seen. Don't believe me? Well, the proof is in the numbers.

Big Boi and Andre of OutKast on set of their music video "Land of a Million Drums" for the Scooby Doo soundtrack.
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Outkast has the best-selling rap album of all time

I'ma let y'all finish, but Outkast is officially the most celebrated rap duo in the world.

In late 2023, news broke that 13 million copies of Outkast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below had been sold, making it the best-selling rap album of all time. This achievement surpassed the previous record held by Eminem's 2002 album, The Eminem Show.

The double album showcased the distinct talents of André 3000 and Big Boi, highlighting their individuality while underscoring their formidable synergy as a duo.

The project's lead single, "Hey Ya!" was a chart-topping hit that resonated with listeners across genres. It further proved Outkast's wide-reaching appeal. André's artistic experimentation and Big Boi's raw, unapologetic lyricism complemented each other perfectly — so much so that Speakerboxxx/The Love Below secured the Grammy for Album of the Year in 2004.

Below are more classic Outkast records that will forever be our rotation.

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Rappers André 3000 (André Benjamin) and Big Boi (Antwan Patton) of Outkast pose for photos at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Chicago
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"Hey Ya!" (2003)

Arguably one of Outkast's most recognizable hits, "Hey Ya!" is an infectious, genre-blending track that effortlessly combines pop, funk, and hip-hop elements. Its catchy chorus and playful lyrics make it a timeless crowd-pleaser.

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"Roses" (2003)

"Roses" combines humor and social commentary as it explores themes of superficiality and celebrity culture. André 3000's quirky delivery and the infectious chorus make this song a standout.

"Rosa Parks" (1998)

Named after the civil rights icon herself, "Rosa Parks" is a powerful anthem that addresses issues of identity and cultural appropriation. Its energetic beat and socially conscious lyrics showcase Outkast's timeless, unique ability. The single appeared on the Outkast album Aquemeni.

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"ATLiens" (1996)

The title track of their second album, "ATLiens," showcases Outkast's unique style. Although they show love worldwide, this track is a timeless testament to their admiration for the A.

"B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)" (2000)

"B.O.B." is a high-octane, politically charged track that pushes the boundaries of hip-hop. Its frenetic pace and intense delivery make it an unforgettable Outkast experience.

So, is an Outkast reunion tour happening or not?

Although there have been rumors about a tour, Sleepy Brown, who played a huge part in the duo's success, stated that a reunion would not be happening anytime soon.

"Nah, they not," Sleepy Brown told TMZ. "[André 3000] is on a whole 'nother journey, and he's, you know, doing something. But me and Big [Boi] are still doing tours and stuff like that."

Sadly, there's no telling when we will see this duo back on stage together!

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