Despite being defunct for years, Big Boi and Andre 3000 are eating off of ATLiens.
The Score , respectively. But for Andr Benjamin and Big Boi, those doors theyre often credited for kicking down in terms of southern Hip Hop were still very much standing at the time. The city of Atlanta was still a decade away from enjoying national acclaim for its rap music and it was just a year prior when Three Stacks had to put his regions reputation on his back at the 1995 Source Awards in front of a hostile New York Crowd. Despite the lack of conversation control, the eventual Grammy Award-winning duo bonded together in the heart of the Dungeon to noticeably evolve past their groundbreaking debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, stepping up to produce much of the album themselves; a trait that still permeates both rappers music to this day. By mixing their ATL roots with an alien troupe that spoke to their knacks for not fitting in, ATLiens holds the distinction of having some of Outkast fans core favorite songs. Theres Elevators (Me & You), infamous for its your momma and your cousin too hook, the autobiographical Two Dope Boyz (In a Cadillac), which inspired a popular rap blog and ATLiens and E.T. (Extraterrestrial), which finds the Peach State lyricists pushing the limits of emceeing without 808s dictating the tracks. 12 year old me used to eye my bro Atliens CD