Outkast release ‘Aquemini,’ their third album featuring ‘Rosa Parks’ (1998)

Outkast’s ‘Aquemini’ is their third studio album (its title combines the two Zodiac signs : Aquarius for Big Boi and Gemini for André 3000), released on September 29, 1998 by Laface Records.

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Outkast's 'Aquemini' is their third studio album (its title combines the two Zodiac signs : Aquarius for Big Boi and Gemini for André 3000), released on September 29, 1998 by Laface Records.Track Listing : 1.Hold On, Be strong (Outkast) - 01:11 . 2.Return Of The "G" (André Benjamin, Giorgio Moroder,

Track Listing : 1.Hold On, Be strong (Outkast) – 01:11 . 2.Return Of The “G” (André Benjamin, Giorgio Moroder, Organized Noize, Antwan Patton) – 04:49 . 3.Rosa Parks (André Benjamin, Antwan Patton) – 05:24 . 4.Skew It On The Bar-B (André Benjamin, Organized Noize, Antwan Patton, Mort Stevens, Corey Woods) – 03:15 . 5.Aquemini (André Benjamin, Antwan Patton) – 05:19 . 6.Synthesizer (André Benjamin, George Clinton, Antwan Patton) – 05:11 . 7.Slump (Frederick Bell, Antwan Patton, Jamahr Williams) – 05:09 . 8.West Savannah (Organized Noize, Antwan Patton) – 04:03 . 9.Da Art Of Storytellin’, Pt. 1 (André Benjamin, Antwan Patton, David Sheats) – 03:43 . 10.Da Art Of Storytellin’, Pt. 2 (André Benjamin, Antwan Patton, David Sheats) – 02:48 . 11.Mamacita (André Benjamin, Masada Hogans, Eric Johnson, Organized Noize, Antwan Patton) – 05:52 . 12.Spottieottiedopaliscious (André Benjamin, Patrick Brown, Antwan Patton.07:07 . 13.Y’All Scared (Robert Barnettandré Benjamin, Cameron K-Oz Gipp, Willie Knighton, Antwan Patton, David Sheats) – 04:50

Musicians : Andre 3000 – Vocals . Big Boi – Vocals . Raekwon – Vocals . The Four Phonics – Vocals . Erykah Badu – Vocals . Ruben Bailey – Vocals . Big Gipp – Vocals . Pat Brown – Vocals . Cee Lo Green – Vocals . Cool Breeze – Vocals . Delvida Flaherty – Vocals . Joi Gilliam – Vocals . Lil’ Will – Vocals . Goodie Mob – Vocals . Witchdoctor – Vocals . Joi – Vocals . Khujo – Vocals . T-Mo – Vocals . Jamahr Williams – Vocals . Whild Peach – Vocals . Charles Veal – Concert Master, Orchestral Arrangements . The South Central Chamber Orchestra – Strings, Woodwind . Marvin “Chanz” Parkman – Bass Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer . Victor Alexander – Drums . Omar Phillips – Percussion . Darian Emory – Horn . Lamarquis Mark Jefferson – Bass Guitar . Skinny Miracles – Bass Guitar . Kenneth Wright – Synthesizer . Craig Love – Guitar . Tomi Martin – Guitar . Martin Terry – Electric Guitar . Jim Sitterly – Violin . Mr. Dj – Scratching . George Clinton – Background Vocals . Sleepy Brown – Background Vocals . Jermaine Smith – Background Vocals . Jim Smith – Background Vocals . Debra Killings – Background Vocals

Production : Produced By Mr. Dj, Organized Noize, Outkast . Blake Eiseman – Engineer . Jean B. Smit – Engineer . Bernasky Wall – Engineer . Ryan Williams – Engineer . Ralph Cacciurri – Assistant Engineer . Ricco Lumpkins – Assistant Engineer . Alberto Perez – Assistant Engineer . Jason Rome – Assistant Engineer . Kenny Stallworth – Assistant Engineer . Jason Stokes – Assistant Engineer . Katy Teasdale – Assistant Engineer . Mr. Dj Sheats – Arranger, Mixing . Josh Butler – Mixing . Jonnie Davis “Most” – Mixing . Shawn Grove – Mixing Assistant . Claudine Pontier – Mixing Assistant . Brian Gardner – Mastering

Package : D.L. Warfield – Art Direction, Design . Nigel Sawyer – Assistant Art Director, Design Assistant . Greg Hawkins – Artwork . Tom Smugala – Photography

Recorded 1997–98 At 1993 (West Savannah).

Released On September 29, 1998 By Laface Records.

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Slant Magazine
Especially the bit bridging the two parts where rainstorm sound effects and an alarm clock launch us into a distorted Andre rant riding the group’s most dramatic beat ever. And the fact that the paired tracks are yet another (reasonably unsubtle) riff on duality—the concept that drives this record and which made OutKast the greatest hip-hop band ever. Yeah, that’s perfect. Okay. […]

Rolling Stone
Anything OutKast touch — from the electrofunk of “Synthesizer,” which features George Clinton’s familiar falsetto, to the soulful, Isaac Hayes-in-spired title track — sounds as though they took it for a spin through the cotton fields in their Caddy. […]

Sputnikmusic.com
But I can say that Outkasts handling of these issues is comendable and that they are constructive in their criticism. It is one of those few albums of mainstream of rap that achieves an almost perfect balance of content and quality tunes.Overall an excellent album! […]

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