Outkast Aquemini

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  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: La Face

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 5/13/99, p.79
Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."
Rolling Stone - 10/1/98, p.66
4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Anything OutKast touch...sounds as though they took it for a spin through the cotton fields in their Caddy. Sporting plenty of live chops...and soulful harmonies, AQUEMINI's fresh, original feel defies rap's coastal cliches..."
Rolling Stone - 10/1/98, p.66
4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Anything OutKast touch...sounds as though they took it for a spin through the cotton fields in their Caddy. Sporting plenty of live chops...and soulful harmonies, AQUEMINI's fresh, original feel defies rap's coastal cliches..."
Spin - 9/99, p.136
Ranked #35 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."
Spin - 1/99, p.91
Ranked #3 on Spin's list of "Top 20 Albums of '98."
Spin - 12/98, p.178
9 (out of 10) - "...OutKast understand the power of sound the way, say, Sly understood it on THERE'S A RIOT GOIN' ON or P-Funk did on 'The Motor-Booty Affair,' and so they've crafted some of the most seductive and dreamadelic textures this side of, well, the last OutKast album..."
Spin - 1/99, p.91
Ranked #3 on Spin's list of "Top 20 Albums of '98."
Spin - 12/98, p.178
9 (out of 10) - "...OutKast understand the power of sound the way, say, Sly understood it on THERE'S A RIOT GOIN' ON or P-Funk did on 'The Motor-Booty Affair,' and so they've crafrted some of the most seductive and dreamadelic textures this side of, well, the last OutKast album..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/6/98, p.88
"Spotlighting equally the talents of Dre and Big Boi may be the key to their artistic transcendence. They also rip the rap envelope by trading samples for distinctive instruments like Kalimba and harmonica (a la Earth, Wind & Fire and Curtis Mayfield)..." - Rating: A
Entertainment Weekly - 11/6/98, p.88
"Spotlighting equally the talents of Dre and Big Boi may be the key to their artistic transcendence. They also rip the rap envelope by trading samples for distinctive instruments like Kalimba and harmonica (a la Earth, Wind & Fire and Curtis Mayfield)..." - Rating: A
Q - 4/01, p.124
5 stars out of 5 - "...Their 3rd and best offering....Breathtaking in its ambition, it makes most rappers seem drab and doltish in comparison..."
Q - 4/01, p.124
5 stars out of 5 - "...Their 3rd and best offering....Breathtaking in its ambition, it makes most rappers seem drab and doltish in comparison..."
Uncut - 3/03, p.120
4 stars out of 5 - "...An entirely convincing hip hop continuation of Parliament's prime late-'60s/early-'70s LPs....Cosmic and encompassing; sprawling and superb..."
Uncut - 3/03, p.120
4 stars out of 5 - "...An entirely convincing hip hop continuation of Parliament's prime late-'60s/early-'70s LPs....Cosmic and encompassing; sprawling and superb..."
Mixmag - 1/99, p.113
4 out of 5 - "...Infused with laid-back soul and a slow regional drawl....Thick with molasses-rich funk....hip hop for the heart, mind and soul..."
Mixmag - 1/99, p.113
4 out of 5 - "...Infused with laid-back soul and a slow regional drawl....Thick with molasses-rich funk....hip hop for the heart, mind and soul..."
Muzik - 12/98, p.70
4 stars out of 5 - "...Sweet, soul-soaked samples, a whole heap of bottom and quicksilver staccato rhyming....There's some fantastic material here but hwta makes it even more impressive is the way it's worked together..."
Muzik - 12/98, p.70
4 stars out of 5 - "...Sweet, soul-soaked samples, a whole heap of bottom and quicksilver staccato rhyming....There's some fantastic material here but hwta makes it even more impressive is the way it's worked together..."
Vibe - 6/02, p.109
Ranked #9 in Vibe's "Top 10 rap albums" - "...Their crowning achievement (so far)..."
Vibe - 6/02, p.109
Ranked #9 in Vibe's "Top 10 rap albums" - "...Their crowning achievement (so far)..."
The Source - 11/98, p.189
5 Mics (out of 5) - "...Aquemini is a brilliant record....Throughout the record Dre and Big Boi showcase their verbal trademark--cool, staccato flows steeped in the everyday slanguage of the Deep South..."
The Source - 11/98, p.189
5 Mics (out of 5) - "...Aquemini is a brilliant record....Throughout the record Dre and Big Boi showcase their verbal trademark--cool, staccato flows steeped in the everyday slanguage of the Deep South..."
Rap Pages - 12/98, p.139
5 (out of 5) - "...The beauty of Outkast is that they constantly reinvent themselves....AQUEMINI continues Outkast's pied piper effect on society's outcasts...appealing to their commonalities and uniting them under one umbrella..."
Rap Pages - 12/98, p.139
5 (out of 5) - "...The beauty of Outkast is that they constantly reinvent themselves....AQUEMINI continues Outkast's pied piper effect on society's outcasts...appealing to their commonalities and uniting them under one umbrella..."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Hold on, Be Strong
  • Buy for $0.992.Return of the "G"
  • Buy for $1.293.Rosa Parks
  • Buy for $0.994.Skew It on the Bar-B
  • Buy for $0.995.Aquemini
  • Buy for $0.996.Synthesizer
  • Buy for $0.997.Slump
  • Buy for $0.998.West Savannah
  • Buy for $0.999.Art of Storytellin', Pt. 1, Da
  • Buy for $0.9910.Art of Storytellin', Pt. 2, Da
  • Buy for $0.9911.Mamacita
  • Buy for $1.2912.Spottieottiedopaliscious
  • Buy for $0.9913.Y'All Scared
  • Buy for $0.9914.Nathaniel
  • Buy for $0.9915.Liberation
  • Buy for $0.9916.Chonkyfire

Product Description:

Outkast: Big Boi, Dre (rap vocals).
Additional personnel includes: T-Mo, Big Gipp, Cee-Lo, Raekwon, Khujo, Masada, Witchdoctor (rap vocals); Erykah Badu, Joi Gillian, 4.0, Pat "Sleepy" Brown (vocals); Donny Mathis (acoustic guitar); Preston Crump (electric guitar, bass); Craig Love (guitar); Marvin "Chanz" Parkman (keyboards, bass); LaMarquis Jefferson (bass); Victor Alexander (drums); Omar Phillips (percussion); Organized Noize (programming); David "Mr. DJ" Sheats (DJ); George Clinton, Lil' Wil, Debra Killings, Playa Paul (background vocals).
Producers include: Organized Noize, Outkast, Donny Mathis, David "Mr. DJ" Sheats.
Engineers include: Neal H. Pogue, Bernasky Wall, Kevin Parker.
"Rosa Parks" was nominated for the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group.
Outkast: Big Boi, Dre (rap vocals).
Additional personnel includes: Erykah Badu, Jamhr "Backbone" Williams, Frederick "Cool Breeze" Bell, Joi Gillian, Pat "Sleepy" Brown (vocals); T-Mo, Big Gipp, Cee-Lo, Raekwon, Khujo, Masada, Witchdoctor (rap vocals); Donny Mathis, Craig Love (guitar); Preston Crump (electric guitar, bass); Marvin "Chanz" Parkman (keyboards, bass); LaMarquis Jefferson (bass); Victor Alexander (drums); Omar Phillips (percussion); Organized Noize (programming); David "Mr. DJ" Sheats (DJ); George Clinton, Lil' Wil, Debra Killings, Pat "Sleepy" Brown, Seven Sirios Benjamin, Playa Paul, Theresa Hightower, 4.0 b.k.a. The Four Phonics (background vocals).
Producers: Outkast, Donny Mathis, David "Mr. DJ" Sheats, Organized Noize.
Engineers include: NealHPogue, Bernasky Wall, Kevin Parker.
"Rosa Parks" was nominated for the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group.
Personnel: Delvida Flaherty, Erykah Badu, Jamahr Williams, Joi Gilliam, Khujo, Ruben Bailey, Whild Peach, Witchdoctor, Big Boi, C-Lo (vocals); Craig Love, Tomi Martin (guitar); Martin Terry (electric guitar); Jim Sitterly (violin); The South Central Chamber Orchestra (strings, woodwinds); Darian Emory (horns); Marvin "Chanz" Parkman (piano, synthesizer); Kenneth Wright (synthesizer); Victor Alexander (drums); Omar Phillips (percussion); Organized Noize (programming); Mr. DJ (scratches); Debra Killings, Jermaine Smith, George Clinton , Jim Smith, Sleepy Brown (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Jonnie Davis "Most"; Mr. DJ Sheats; Josh Butler.
Recording information: Doppler Studios, Atlanta, GA; Dungeon Studio S.W.A.T.S, GA; Oceanway Recording Studio, Los Angels, CA; Southern.
Photographer: Tom Smugala.
Unknown Contributor Role: Big Boi.
Arranger: Mr. DJ Sheats.
Every once in a while someone makes an album that actually means something. This time around, Outkast is that someone, and AQUEMINI is that album. With their first album, Outkast created Southern hip-hop, and with their second album, they further defined it. Then, rap groups from the South really took off, and took the sound of the South with them, far from the boundaries set by Big Boi and Dre. However, the two innovative MCs break new ground with AQUEMINI, their third album, not to reclaim their reign of the dirty South, but to establish their mark in the universal scheme of hip-hop.
Rap music needs AQUEMINI for its lyrical consciousness, its musical creativity, and its accessibility. One of the album's most impressive qualities is its ability to keep it real without self-consciousness. Outkast takes an everyday situation and turns it into an amazing storytelling journey into outer space. Songs such as the seven-minute "SpottieOttieDopaliscious" that feature live instruments and poetic lyrics are Outkast at their best.
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  • UPC: 730082605328
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