| Share
 

Outkast

Stankonia

  • Arista

Anyone thinking the music's got to take a back seat to rapid-fire rhymes and relentless wordplay in hip-hop should get a strong dose of the new disc by Outkast.

Antwan "Big Boi" Patton and Andre "Dre" Benjamin fill their fourth album with a stunning combination of killer hooks, crisp arrangements and live band workouts. Packing tracks like "Gasoline Dreams" and the furious "B.O.B." ("Bombs Over Baghdad") with Parliament-reminiscent pounding rhythms, the Atlanta pair light the night with their torrid attack. It's hip-hop laced with plenty of funk, occasionally recalling Prince on cuts such as "So Fresh, So Clean" and the erotically-charged "I'll Call Before I Come." It is also frequently filled with smart street sagas like "Ms. Jackson" that blow away most of their contemporaries. The disc includes several cameos, most notably Erykah Badu, who provides a sizzling counterpoint to the duo on the electrically charged scratch-fest "Humble Mumble."

Kevin O'Hare

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

More on Outkast from Infoplease:


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring