October 2, 2013
15 years of Aquemini
Celebrating it's 15th anniversary, Outkast's third studio album; Aquemini; is an album that was adored by critics & fans. Included in many top album lists, including Blender's 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die; Aquemini was certified platinum in November 1998, only two months after its release, and was certified double platinum on July 2, 1999 by the Recording Industry Association of America. Released on September 29th, 1998; the album peaked at #2 on both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts.
Rosa Parks & Skew It on The Bar-B were hit singles from the album, but it's SpottieOttieDopaliscious that seals the deal. One of my personal favourite(s), SpottieOttieDopaliscious features horns and spoken word verses from Andre & Big Boi. The song is ranked at number 16 on Pitchfork Media's list of the top 200 tracks of the 90s.
psychology celebrates the album's accolades with The Diamond In The Rough: The Outkast Session.