OutKast’s ‘ATLiens’

OutKast’s ‘ATLiens’ is their second studio album released on August 27, 1996 by LaFace Records.

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Track listing : 1.You May Die (Intro) (Joi Gilliam, Myrna Crenshaw, Organized Noize) – 01:05 . [Sample from “Summer in the City” by Quincy Jones] ( . 2.Two Dope Boyz (In a Cadillac) (André Benjamin, Organized Noize, Antwan Patton) – 02:42 . [Sample from “D.E.E.P.” by OutKast and “Danger, She’s A Stranger” by The Five Stairsteps] . 3.ATLiens (André Benjamin, Antwan Patton) – 03:50 . [Sample from “ATLiens” contains a sample of “Around The World” by Attilio Mineo and “So Tired” by The Chambers Brothers] . 4.Wheelz of Steel (André Benjamin, Antwan Patton) – 04:03 . [Sample from “Focus III” by Focus, “Saturday Night Style” by Mikey Dread and an interpolation “Half Day Closing” by Portishead] . 5.Jazzy Belle (André Benjamin, Organized Noize, Antwan Patton) – 04:11 . [Sample from “It’s Yours” by T La Rock and Jazzy Jayand “Prelude” by Lamont Dozier*”Elevators” contains a sample of “Blue Suede Shoes” by Carl Perkins] . 6.Elevators (Me & You) (André Benjamin, Antwan Patton) – 04:25 . [Sample from “Come In Out of the Rain” by Parliament; the original contains SFX from the video game Super Mario Bros] . 7.Ova da Wudz (André Benjamin, Erin Johnson, Antwan Patton) – 03:47 . [Sample from “Judas” by Society of Soul] . 8.Babylon (Andrea Martinandré Benjamin, Ivan Doroschuk, Antwan Patton) – 04:24 . [Sample from Babylon” contains a sample of “12 O’Clock” by Vangelis] . 9.Wailin’ (André Benjamin, Organized Noize, Antwan Patton) – 01:58 . [Sample from “To The Establishment” by Lou Bond] . 10.Mainstream (Robert Barnettandré Benjamin, Willie Knighton, Antwan Patton) – 05:18 . [Sample from “Sesame Street” by Goodie Mob] . 11.Decatur Psalm Frederick Bellandré Benjamin, Cameron Gipp, Organized Noize, Antwan Patton) – 03:58 . [Sample from “Cebu” by The Commodores] . 12.Millennium (André Benjamin, Organized Noize, Antwan Patton) – 03:09 . 13.E.T. (Extraterrestrial) (André Benjamin, Johnson, Antwan Patton) – 03:06 . 14.13th Floor/Growing Old (André Benjamin, Marqueze Ethridge, Organized Noize, Antwan Patton) – 06:50 . 15.Elevators (Me & You) [ONP 86 Remix] (André Benjamin, Organized Noize, Antwan Patton) – 04:37 .

Musicians : OutKast – . Andre 3000 – Vocals . Big Boi – Vocals . Andrea Martin – Vocals . Big Gipp – Vocals on (11) . Carlos Glover – Acoustic Guitar . Cee-Lo – Vocals . Cool Breeze – Vocals on (11) . Debra Killings – Vocals . Jazzyfatnastees – Vocals . T-Mo – Vocals on (10) . Peaches – Vocals . Khujo – Vocals on (10) . Joi – Vocals . ShaJuanna Edghill – Vocals . Sleepy Brown – Vocals . Trina Broussard – Vocals . Whild Peach – Vocals . Witchdoctor – Vocals . Tamara – Vocals . Craig Love – Guitar . Dee Simmons – Drum . Ed Stroud – Guitar . James “Jay” Nicholas – Bass . Kenny Wright – Keyboard . Kerren Berz – Violin . Marq Jefferson – Bass Guitar . Martin Terry – Guitar . Marvin “Chanz” Parkman – Keyboard, Organ . Mr. DJ – Scratches . Preston Crump – Bass Guitar . Skinny Miracles – Piano . Tommy Martin – Acoustic Guitar .

Production Produced by Organized Noize, OutKast/Earthtone Ideas . Bernasky Wall – Engineer . Blake Eiseman – Engineer . Mike Wilson – Engineer . Brian Frye – Engineer . Derrick Williams – Engineer . Dexter Simmons – Engineer, Mixing . Jarvis Blackshear – Engineer . John Frye – Engineer . John Wydrycs – Engineer . Leslie Brathwaite – Mixing . Alvin Speights – Mixing . Neal Pogue – Mixing . Carlton Batts – Mastering . Organized Noize – Drum Programming, Keyboard Programming, Mixing .

Package : Frank Gomez – Illustrations . Liwaza Green – Creative Director . John Halpern – Photography . Gwynnis Mosby – Make-Up . Vince Robinson – Coloring, Illustrations . Nigel Sawyer – Design . D.L. Warfield – Art Direction, Concept .

Recorded 1995–96 at several Atlanta studios—Bosstown Recording Studios, Doppler Recording Studios, PatchWerk Recording Studio, Purple Dragon Studiosand Studio LaCoCo—as well as Chung King Recording Studio and Sound On Sound Recording in New York City. .

Released on August 27, 1996, by LaFace Records.

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HIP HOP ISN’T DEAD
Tommy Martin,Skinny Miracles,Preston Crump,Mr. DJ,Marvin “Chanz” Parkman,Martin Terry,Marq Jefferson,Kerren Berz,Kenny Wright,James “Jay” Nicholas,Ed Stroud,Dee Simmons,Craig Love,Tamara,Witchdoctor,Whild Peach,Trina Broussard,Sleepy Brown,ShaJuanna Edghill,Joi,Khujo,Peaches,T,Jazzyfatnastees,Debra Killings,Cool Breeze,Cee,Carlos Glover,Big Gipp,Andrea Martin,Big Boi,Andre 3000,OutKast,, It’s often referred to as the best album in their catalog. Personally, I think it’s funny that the millions of fans that bought ATLiens were subjected to such a terrible comic book inside the liner notes: the storyline is so convoluted and poorly drawn that the concept was quickly abandoned, even though the ending to the story is left wide open for a sequel. […]

RapReviews
Everything about this album screams surreal, funkyand just a little bit out there. From the moment one picks it up off the shelf, the comic book cover shows our erstwhile rap duo fighting their way through an evil jungle (no doubt symbolic of the concrete mean streets of Atlanta’s hoods) to escape to freedom. […]

Sputnikmusic.com
As gangsta rap continued it’s spiraling decline into the pop culture void, ‘Kast salvaged the Southern scene and managed to establish Atlanta as one of those precious outposts around the country where hip hop would survive. […]

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