One of my all time favorite albums of any genre is Outkast's ATLiens. Timeless. Magical.
Outkast -- ATLiens is my favorite album of all time.
I miss Big Boi and Andre 3k rappin together. They need to reunite somewhere in the Egyptian desert sands not far from Mokattam Hills, smoke a fatty, and put pen to paper.
The chemistry that they have together as rappers is second to none. They are both great rappers in their own right, but when they're stacking verses on top of each other back and forth, it just adds a different element. It just sounds gooooood.
Case in point, first verse of Wheelz of Steel
Once upon a time not long ago
When the player from the Pointe didn't have no flow
A **** hit me for my tennis shoes, walking to the store
Caught a **** slippin, but now I lay it to the floor
just like carpet, cause I got the heat in my rhythm
Momma nay not, never braggin just to stay knot
Even when I was a younger lad I learned my lesson
Never talked to strangers in the trap and answered questions
The Pope and his folks got us under a scope
But for unknown reasons cause we don't sell dope
That you distribute, we don't contribute, to your clandestine
activity, my soliloquy, may be hard for some to swallow
But so is cod liver oil
You went behind my back like Bluto when he cut up Olive Oyl
Two things I hate lies and thieves they make my blood boil
Boa constricted, on my soul that they call
Just every mini-verse flows naturally into the next mini-verse. And the resulting whole of the verse is that much more amazing.
So, yeah, they're bette as a group. Maybe they don't need each other, but I need them to need each other.
However, Big Boi just dropped a new solo album. I was very hesitant to even listen to it. But an ethereal voice summoned me
Did you not listen to Big Boi's first solo album? It was good. Big Boi -- Train pt. 2
If you like it, check out the rest of his album.
What other tracks do you consider standout tracks?