OutKast Albums Ranked

Outkast (stylized as OutKast) was an American hip hop duo formed in 1992 in East Point, Georgia, consisting of Atlanta-based rappers André “3000” Benjamin (formerly known as Dré) and Antwan “Big Boi” Patton. Widely recognized for its intricate lyricism, memorable melodies, and positive messages,[2] OutKast is often regarded as one of the greatest and most influential hip-hop duos of all time. The duo achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, helping to popularize Southern hip hop while experimenting with diverse genres such as funk, psychedelia, jazz, and techno. Here are all of OutKast albums ranked.

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7. Big Boi And Dre Present… Outkast (2001)

“This album is amazing. OutKast’s lyrical talent in amazing, their flow is so special. This album starts starts out with a skit-type intro. The “Intro” has an old man talking real funny. A very nice way to start this album. Then “Funkin’ Around” comes in. It is a very nice up-beat, fun, funky song. Hot as hell. After that is “Aint No Thang” which is a nice slow, hardcore beat. This is very hot, they have MAD wordplay on this joint. Then is “So Fresh, So Clean” which is a nice club joint, and has a nice concept to it. After that is “Rosa Parks”, which is the hottest beat ever!! Nice lyrical content.”

6. Idlewild (2006)

“Love OutKast and this album definitely does not fall short of their legendary music. Idlewild has a jazzy/funk feel that really sounds great and I enjoyed every minute of this amazing album.”

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5. Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (1994)

“I’ve only heard a couple of songs by OutKast, but if this is their second-worst, they have to be the most legendary hip hop group ever. I don’t think I ever stopped banging my head along to the beat. Ain’t No Thang, the title track, Player’s Ball, and Crumblin’ Erb should be absolute classics of mid-90s hip hop. I’m very excited to hear the rest of their discography, as I enjoyed this very much.”

4. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)

“This is an example of how artists can evolve. It was the first time that we have heard Outkast apart and I must say it was superb. Andre was not rapping and to even understand the his CD you have to appreciate the words not just the beat. It was an example of how unique he is and I loved it. Big Boi gave us something closer to their tradition rap but it was on higher level. Together they are excellent but apart they are unique.”

3. ATLiens (1996)

“If rapping is percussion, Outkast is a jungle: they accelerate and put the break on their flow like they tryna shake someone off their tail. No one really does it like them, probably ‘cause no one can. Maybe with a bit of imagination, you could say Eminem took some inspiration from them, though with much less swing (he did apparently think Andre 3000 was one of the best rappers ever). Together with the catchy hooks and funky, minimal beats, this album is a bliss to listen to.”

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2. Stankonia (2000)

“Everything I’ve ever wanted in a hip hop record. Production is fantastic, great balance of rapping and singing, and the big hits are so much fun to listen to and never get old. Stankonia is OutKast’s best, in my opinion. I don’t understand why some people seem to think this album’s second half isn’t good. I’ll be damned if Humble Mumble, Gangsta Shit, and Stankonia (Stank love) aren’t terrific songs.”

1. Aquemini (1998)

“The instrumentals/beats on this album alone should qualify this for the top spot in 1998. I never thought I would enjoy a hip hop album this much. Extra points from me for interpolating Genesis. I don’t really have much else to say about Aquemini. If you’re contemplating whether or not to listen to this album, listen to it right now. I do recommend listening to this album’s predecessor ATLiens before listening to this. It’s a good warm-up.”