Will this be remembered as the year everyone finally gave up on the idea of an Outkast reunion? Between Kendrick, K.R.I.T. and all halfway rap fusionists, their legacy remains the pink elephant in the room (to match Andre’s suspenders.) But the slow drip of articles touting “OUTKAST IN THE STUDIO” have gone ghost. Andre is […]
Deen doesn’t dance no more, all he does is diss. At some point during my adventure with Trackstar the DJ’s Out Of The Darkness – The Best Of Organized Noize, I came to the slightly annoying realization that I’m a bit of an asshole. Well, I’ve known this since I was about seven, but I’m […]
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Words by Passion of the Weiss Staff. Image via Taco Trey Kerby. Andre 3000 is…. Surfing off the coast of Madagascar while wearing a sarong and Doc Martens. Taking a nap in a hyperbaric chamber while being protected by a pack of miniature Doberman Pinschers. Inventing colors. Climbing an Andean mountain to pick a rare […]
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Nothing to Lose is maybe the fourth best soundtrack to a Martin Lawrence vehicle made between House Party and Blue Streak. After all, even when they were mediocre, all rap soundtracks from the 90s look pretty good in hindsight. Hip hop was supposed to have sucked since ’96, but c’mon. For Nothing to Lose, Tommy […]
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“Elevators” stays several hundred feet and rising in my mind fifteen summers later, on a sun-scrambled Labor Day weekend. I think it may have been exactly today when I snatched the cassette single at an obviously shuttered Sam Goody in Orange County. My parents had dragged my sister and I on some haute-haunted two-day trek […]
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A decade after the fact, pop music has finally caught up with Stankonia-era Outkast. From the dance music influence, to the druggy Funkadelic space personas, to the seriously questionable fashion sense, the impact of Dre and Big Boi’s final classic can be felt from LA to LDN and back to Bankhead. The first single and […]
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