An online debate between The Beatles and Outkast broke out via Twitter on Wednesday night (April 7).
The Beatles are one of the biggest bands in the music history that cant be disputed. With over 600 million albums sold worldwide, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison changed the course of popular music when they exploded onto the British scene in the 1960s with Please Please Me. Beatlemania ensued in the United States the second they landed in New York City for an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show and had girls literally fainting in the audience at the mere sight of them. Fast-forward to the early 90s and two Atlanta-bred MCs named Andr 3000 and Big Boi collectively known as Outkast bulldozed their way into the Hip Hop forefront with their otherworldly rhymes and increasingly bold fashion choices (particularly on 3 Stacks side). Dubbed one of the most successful Hip Hop duos of all the time, Outkast has sold over 25 million albums and won six Grammy Awards. Interestingly enough, their video for Hey Ya! was almost like a spoof on the Beatles Ed Sullivan appearance, complete with screaming girls and faux vintage footage. Perhaps it was that singular thread between the two vastly different groups that spawned a tweet thats currently causing its own mass hysteria on Twitter. On Sunday (April 4), Chopped 420 host Ron Funches tweeted, When society admits OutKast is better than The Beatles then we can truly start healing, sparking an online debate that seemingly carried on into the ether. When society admits OutKast is better than The Beatles then we can truly start healing. Funch (@RonFunches) April 4, 2021 Soon, allegations of musical plagiarism started flying with comments such as Beatles stole southern Black and added it to British white. Outkast stole Mars and added it to southern urban Black. Outkastwins and Yes, Outkast is better than the Beatles. And they didnt need to steal anyones style to make their own.