Captain Planet Says:
January 15th, 2013 at 3:04 pm
“It’s important for me to be clear about the origins of my contributions to ‘Pink Matter’ and ‘Sorry.’ I was approached as a solo artist by both Frank Ocean & Tip. I discussed musical direction with each artist and completed my verses. It was after that when Big Boi’s name came up.
I never want to mislead our audience – I worried that some would think these were Outkast collaborations. These songs are not Outkast collaborations. I discussed this rationale with Big, Frank and T.I. and everyone agreed. That is why I was surprised to read about these remixes.
I understand that anyone can put out an unofficial remix to any song but I have an obligation to be honest with fans about what this is … and what it isn’t.” – Andre 3000
Wtf is this shit ???
I respek it.
Go back to the ‘Kast albums.
Them bitches was mini works of art.
3 stacks understood Big Boi’s strengths and limitations and concocted compositions around it. Then Big Boi vibed with it and made his pieces stronger. Almost like Phife Dawg, though I readily admit Big Boi was more talented.
To do a carefully composed joint with 3 stacks and then have Big Boi saying “REMIX…REMIX…” at the beginning, well, case closed – not an official ‘Kast joint.
Real fans underdig 3 stacks’ comments because we was going ham after each album anticipating the greatness.
I don’t expect you new niggas to appreciate the history.
Stankonia received universal acclaim from contemporary music critics. It is the eleventh-highest ranked album of the century on Metacritic with a score of 95, indicating “universal acclaim”.  Derek A. Bardowell of NME noted that with Stankonia, OutKast “hit that rare balance of creative eccentricity and mass appeal” and wrote that the album contains “eternal qualities that will unravel in time on an emotional, intellectual and spiritual level.” Nathan Brackett of Rolling Stone called the record “one of the best albums of the year” noting that all of the tracks contain “a down-home generosity and accessibility” and that “even the most street-oriented songs have some sort of commentary in them.” Tony Green of The Village Voice praised OutKast’s “feel for sonics and structure” and stated, “they’ve moved toward harder, darker textures, in service of song designs that are often disarmingly subtle.” Steve Huey of Allmusic commented that, “given the variety of moods, it helps that the album is broken up by brief, usually humorous interludes, which serve as a sort of reset button. It takes a few listens to pull everything together, but given the immense scope, it’s striking how few weak tracks there are”. Aishah Hight of PopMatters stated, “Within Stankonia, Outkast successfully presented a southern perspective of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But on the surface, phat beats and pure funk should suffice.” Alternative Press commented that “experienced, acclaimed groups rarely make albums as bold and confrontational as Stankonia, because they have too much to lose”, but felt that “OutKast don’t care”, writing that they “coalesced the political and societal challenges of hip hop’s past into what is one of the genre’s most artistically unorthodox releases so far.”
Stankonia being called one of the best albums evar. Up there with Beethoven and shit.
Same group but the mindset was completely different on those two albums.
Stankonia ushered me into the “Listening to music as an adult” phase of my life. ATLiens definitely did something as far as vibe & theme. Nothing else sounded like ATLiens.
But Aquemeni is still my favorite OutKast album. Front to back, it seeps creativity & synergy through every pore. It took the first two OutKast albums & merged them together. And it’s the one where 3 Stacks really became 3 Stacks.