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Old 01-29-04, 03:33 PM
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How HUGE is Outkast right now?

3.5 million sold so far, spent its second week at the top of the charts....seventh week (out of 18 or something) overall. If you count it as a 2 disc set, it's 7 million. Not bad.

Are these guys at their peak, or is this just the beginning?

Hell I bought their latest CD the day it was out and I'll burn anything to save a buck.
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Huge enough that I don't turn on the radio lately.
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Throughout the years, Outkast has been on a steady incline. Stankonia was their biggest album until this double disc. They're definitely peaking right now, and 5-7 million in sales isn't hard to imagine. They could easily release another 3 or 4 singles with all that material.

Huge indeed.
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hey Ya has been playing like crazy on teh rock station here for the last month or so
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A recent headling over at The Onion cracked me up: "Outkast Universally Accepted."
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Are two new singles scheduled? I have to think they would go with 'Spread' and 'Ghettomusik' Ghettomusik is amazing.
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They are great. The first on is still the best in my mind. My wife was pissed off the local mix 94.7 was playing the song. It is one of the few bands I have liked since the start. I still recall the video for Players Ball on BET before the first cd hit. If I recall Puffy directed the second video on that cd.
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It always impresses me when Rap/R&B/Pop style songs manages to sneak into the playlists of Rock stations. Hey Ya has been playing on Kroq in LA. Eminem songs have also made it across.
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They are huge, beyond huge.

I doubt there are many people who don't like them. I am one of the only ones one who don't on this forum.
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I was one of those who hated "Sorry, Miss Jackson" but I think "Hey Ya!" is a great song.
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Here's an opinon of a 40 year old.
After being a big listener and lover of black music from the 50's,60's,70's,80's.
No 90's.
When I 1st heard "Hey Ya" I thought it was a 80's song from a white group. I loved the song the 1st time.

And then there's that other song that sounds like the 70's group Earth , Wind & Fire that I like.

So I like the group, but I understand they are considered a rap group. There's no rapping on the current cd, did they rap on the oter cds?
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Originally posted by wm lopez
Here's an opinon of a 40 year old.
After being a big listener and lover of black music from the 50's,60's,70's,80's.
No 90's.
When I 1st heard "Hey Ya" I thought it was a 80's song from a white group. I loved the song the 1st time.

And then there's that other song that sounds like the 70's group Earth , Wind & Fire that I like.

So I like the group, but I understand they are considered a rap group. There's no rapping on the current cd, did they rap on the oter cds?
Theres a little bit of rap on "the Love Below".

"Speakerboxxx" is more traditional rap
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I love their first three albums. All classic.

Southernplayalisticadlillacmuzik (1994)
ATLiens (1996)
Aquemini (1998)


The new one is alright, but would be much better if Andre would've added 5 or 6 rap tunes on his cd.

He went a little overboard with that
"I wanna be Prince" crap.
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I disagree. Andre had some balls to do something like that and I think he totally succeeded. I'd say 6-7 songs on his CD are amazing, some of my all time favorites.

Personally, I rank Outkast's CDs in order of best to worst as:

SPEAKERBOXXX/LOVE BELOW
ATLiens
Southernplayalisticadlillacmuzik
Stankonia
Aquemini

ATLiens is an amazing one as well, everyone needs that one.
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every single outkast cd has been amazing, they have never let me down once...
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Originally posted by jay77
Are two new singles scheduled? I have to think they would go with 'Spread' and 'Ghettomusik' Ghettomusik is amazing.
Spread is a great song, but how could it possibly get played on the radio?
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Originally posted by Danger1313
Spread is a great song, but how could it possibly get played on the radio?
There's only one word they'd need to edit out. The rest is pretty clean.
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They're big enough that I expect us to all start hating them any second now.

I just picked up "Stankonia" this week bec. I've been loving the double album so much, great stuff too.
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Originally posted by Sierra Disc
They're big enough that I expect us to all start hating them any second now.
Unless Outkast releases a completely shitty album, they'll remain popular and be credible with both the pop crowd and the true hiphop fans.

The great thing about Outkast is that they're always keep things fresh and innovative, unlike the majority of most mainstream hiphop artists.
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Outkast said that they'd like to release "Roses" as their next single, because people have been liking the song, and it features both of them.
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By the way, how many different people are in the "Hey Ya" video? Is it all the same guy? (Aside from the audience.)
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Originally posted by Josh-da-man
By the way, how many different people are in the "Hey Ya" video? Is it all the same guy? (Aside from the audience.)
Yes, it's one person, Andre3000.
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Originally posted by the aftermath
Yes, it's one person, Andre3000.
You mean Possum Jenkins.

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