by OutKast


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Spacey like a voyage on George Clinton's mothership and earthy like Georgia's red-clay soul, Outkast's third album Aquemini established their hometown of Atlanta as the preeminent hip hop Mecca of the late '90s. Rooting their raps in the sound pioneered by production gurus Organized Noize, rappers Andre and Big Boi dropped righteous rhymes on everyday Southern life in a deeply drawled, robo-flow that's somehow tougher than leather and smooth as silk. Cuts like "Aquemini" and "Syntheziser" found a spine-tingling middle-ground between laid-back G-funk and ominous, sci-fi futurism, but it was the rambunctious bustle and gutbucket grooves of "Rosa Parks" and "Skew It On the Bar-B" that flipped the lids of hip hop fans all over the country. Aided by live, soul instrumentation, gospel choirs, and cameos by Erykah Badu and Goodie Mob's Cee Lo, Aquemini is a rich, prideful, intelligent record and, possibly, the most inventive hip hop vision of the late '90s.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/29/1998
Label: La Face
UPC: 0730082605328
catalogNumber: 26053
Rank: 16219

Album Credits

Performance Credits

OutKast   Primary Artist
Charles Veal   Concert Master
George Clinton   Background Vocals
LaMarquis Jefferson   Bass
Joi   Vocals
Debra Killings   Background Vocals
Jim Sitterly   Violin
Raekwon   Track Performer
Darian Emory   Horn
Jim Smith   Background Vocals
Erykah Badu   Vocals
C-Lo   Vocals
Kenneth Wright   Synthesizer
Craig Love   Guitar
Martin Terry   Electric Guitar
Tomi Martin   Guitar
Skinny Miracles   Bass
Whild Peach   Vocals
Witchdoctor   Vocals
DJ   scratching
Omar Phillips   Percussion
Ruben Bailey   Vocals
Jamahr Williams   Vocals
Khujo   Vocals,Track Performer
South Central Chamber Orchestra   Strings,Woodwind
Victor Alexander   Drums
Big Boi   Vocals
Big Gipp   Track Performer
Jermaine Smith   Background Vocals
Marvin "Chanz" Parkman   Synthesizer,Piano,Moog Bass
Sleepy Brown   Background Vocals
Delvida Flaherty   Vocals

Technical Credits

Babyface   Executive Producer
Charles Veal   Orchestral Arrangements
John Frye   Engineer
Organized Noize   Programming,Producer,Executive Producer
OutKast   Producer,Executive Producer
Bernasky Wall   Engineer
Nigel Sawyer   Assistant Art Director
Blake Eiseman   Engineer
D.L. Warfield   Art Direction
Ryan Williams   Engineer
DJ   Arranger,Producer
Jean B. Smit   Engineer
Greg Hawkins   Artwork
Corey Woods   Composer

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Aquemini 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The first CD to launch Andre 3000 and Big Boi, better known as Outkast, into the mainstream would have to be the album Aquemini. Popular singles ¿Rosa Parks¿ and ¿Skew It On the Bar-B¿ had the catchy beats and choruses to capture the TRL audience, and they also include more unconventional rap songs, such as ¿SpottieOttieDopalicious¿. One of my favorite tracks, ¿SpottieOttieDopalicious¿, features a more spoken word approach over an addictive beat, with a great horn and guitar partnership between verses. Aquemini shows a maturing in the rap duo since their 1996 release, ATLiens, the Atlanta based team incorporates a variety of instruments such as the harmonica, piano, trumpet and kalimba. The album also features the vocal assistance of old school rap pioneer George Clinton, Raekwon, and fellow Atlantans Goodie Mob. This is probably the best CD to come out of Atlanta and is a must have for any fan of ¿down south¿ tunes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd is nice, filled with beautiful lyrics, original beats and supernaural delivery. it is a must have for any true hip hop fan.
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