28 April 2014

OUTKAST: 20 years of Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

As the name would imply, the "golden era" of hip-hop is considered the pinnacle of hip-hop as an art form. If you were lucky enough to come up around that time you probably agree that hip-hop has not seen a lyrical high as it did since the mid 90s. And 2014 has been serving as a steady reminder of how extraordinary the decade truly was. Both Nas and Mobb Deep have celebrated the 20 year anniversary's of their most iconic albums. And over the weekend this milestone was reached by another pair of hip-hop kings. Outkast dropped their classic debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik on April 26th, 1994. They have not had an "Illmatic week" like HipHopDX put together for Nas. They are not dropping a new album around the anniversary date like Mobb Deep did with The Infamous Mobb Deep. But MySpace did put a page together for their Throwback Thursday series. They stream each track with comments/reactions from hip-hop emcees: Big K.R.I.T., B.o.B., Bubba Sparxxx, David Banner, Freddie Gibbs, Gangsta Boo, Rittz and Trae Tha Truth. It was remarkable to hear each track and see how it affected each emcee. The album has stood the test of time and will always been known as an eternal classic for southern rappers and rappers worldwide. To be so young and have such a cohesive album is incredible. The album is hip-hop perfection. From the lyrics to production to the skits/interludes, the album is a spotlight on Atlanta hip-hop and southern culture. So, if you haven't heard this classic album, shame on you. Make your next move to cop Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik and hit repeat all day long. 

Click link to view MySpace page with album stream and emcee reactions.

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