Released on April 26, 1994, by LaFace Records, ATL’s own Outkast debut LP ‘Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik’ turns 21
Andre 3000 and Big Boi of Outkast have been making hits for over 20 years strong. Their debut LP Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, was produced entirely by Organized Noize; made up of Rico Wade, Ray Murray, and Sleepy Brown. The live instrumentals and organic sound created the theme music for the “Dirty South” throughout the remainder of the 90′s.
The commercial success of Arrested Development‘s 1992 Alternative Hip Hop single “Tennessee” encouraged LaFace to sign OutKast as the label’s first Hip Hop act. The debut’s lead single “Player’s Ball”, which included a music video directed by P. Diddy, sold 500,000 copies and rose to number one on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles. Their first album is definitely a Hip Hop classic and salute to Outkast for continuing to bring us hits for two decades straight.