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It is on OutKast's debut album that the fledgling production team Organized Noize began forging one of the most distinctive production sounds in popular music in the '90s: part hip-hop; part live,...More

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It is on OutKast's debut album that the fledgling production team Organized Noize began forging one of the most distinctive production sounds in popular music in the '90s: part hip-hop; part live, Southern-fried guitar licks and booty-thick bass runs; and part lazy, early-'70s soul. The album was not only artistically successful but also thrived commercially, leaping into the Top 20 album chart on the back of the outstanding hit single Player's Ball and eventually going platinum. Although a little bit too dependent on overly simplistic and programmed snare beats, the music is unconditionally excellent, with languid, mellow melodies sliding atop rapid, mechanical drums. Organized Noize already had their distinguishing sound figured out, down to the last twanged, wah-wahed note. But what makes Southernplayalisticadillacmuzick such a wonderful album has even more to do with the presence of its rappers, Dre and Big Boi. No one sounded like OutKast in 1994 -- a mixture of lyrical acuity, goofball humor, Southern drawl, funky timing, and legitimate offbeat personalities. Few rappers of the '90s have displayed such an inventive sense of rhyme flow either, and few rap artists in general have ears as attuned to creating such catchy melodic and vocal hooks. Almost every song has some sort of tuneful chant or repetitive hook that marks it as instantly memorable. There are occasional dull and mediocre spots, such as Call of Da Wild and the overlong Funky Ride, that can't even be elevated by a head-nodding bassline or a tricky rhyme. Such low points, however, are far outshined by the brilliant moments. Already an extremely strong showing, OutKast would continue to develop into one of the finest, most consistently challenging (not to mention booty-shaking) rap groups of the decade. ~ Stanton Swihart, Rovi


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GenreBlues, Hip Hop/Rap, Pop, R&B
Release Date1994-04-26

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    By sodope  Jan 25, 2002


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  • Probably my favorite debut album ever

    By Nicholas S  Nov 4, 2001

    I can't think of any other hip hop group that ever came out with a better first effort than Southernplayalistic.

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  • Playalisticlly sophisticated

    By Yahoo! Shopping User  Nov 22, 2001

    Not the BEST Outkast album but Call of Da Wild,Myintrotoletyouknow and Players Ball are cool.

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  • Brothers up North were eatin'..........

    By Yahoo! Shopping User  Dec 20, 1999

    this album up, when it first came out way back when and oddly, Outkast would only hint on their promising future with this album.

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  • should have got 5 mics

    By Yahoo! Shopping User  Jun 20, 2001

    for all those ignorant racist idiots, get up, get out, and get some common sense, were all one race the human race, this album is a classic and I still listen to it, ever since playas ball Ive been hooked, I hope Outkast never stops making music

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  • Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

    By Yahoo! Shopping User  Dec 16, 2001

    ### If you actually like hip hop (not the sh*t they play on the radio)then you should like this if you don't, then your not a fan of real hip hop. This album is the best outkast has ever made. They sold out the second they finished this and started makin...g that non-southern non-true hip hop sh*t, (that most of you all like) Read more Less

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  • the best

    By Yahoo! Shopping User  Feb 7, 2001

    i hate racist bastards

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  • Putting Southern Rap on the map

    By Byg  May 3, 2006

    This album was by far the best southern hip hop album, to me, of all times. It just oozed Southern Baptist straight outta the choir to the street and kicking it. It had it all. Not 1 track needs to be skipped when you are playing this.

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  • The New South

    By King Smith  Jan 3, 2002

    There were the first group to put the south on the map. "Southernplayalisticadill acmuzik" show that they have the lyrics and the beats to compete with NY and CA. One of the best debut albums to ever come out.

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