Label: Polydor - POCM-1134 • Format: CD Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop, Funk / Soul • Style: RnB/Swing, House, Swingbeat
Stankonia is the fourth studio album by American hip hop duo OutKast. It was released on October 31,by La Face Records. The album was recorded in the duo's recently purchased Atlanta recording facility Stankonia Studios, which allowed for fewer time and recording constraints, and featured production work from Earthtone III a production team consisting of Outkast and Mr. DJ and Organized Noise. For the follow-up to their album Aqueminithe duo worked to create an expansive and experimental musical aesthetic, incorporating a diverse array of styles including funkrave musicpsychedeliaBlack Butterfly (The Organized Noize Remix) - Sounds Of Blackness - Remix Collection: Journey Of Theand rock within a Dirty South -oriented hip hop context.
Lyrically, the duo touched upon a wide range of subject matter, including sexuality, politics, misogyny, African-American culture, parenthood, and introspection. Stankonia featured appearances from a variety of local musicians discovered by the group while they were visiting clubs in the city of AtlantaGeorgia.
Stankonia received universal acclaim from music critics upon its release, and has since been regarded by many to be one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard chart, selling overcopies the first week. It produced three singles : " B. Jackson" became the group's Is That All There Is?
- Dita Von Teese - Soundtrack For Seduction single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot Inthe album was ranked number on Rolling Stone 's list of the greatest albums of all Black Butterfly (The Organized Noize Remix) - Sounds Of Blackness - Remix Collection: Journey Of Theand in a revised list.
OutKast's album Aquemini received extremely positive reviews from music critics, and expanded the group's musical diversity and experimentation. The record received the coveted five out of five "mic"-rating from The Sourceand is credited with opening up Southern hip hop to other areas in the United States. But that song was hot, the flows was crazy. The cycle changed. It really opened up the door for Southern rappers. The recording of Stankonia began in spring of and lasted for about a year.
You're not working on the clock. Really, you're just working on your mind. Jackson ", the album's second single. Much of the album was formulated during "vibe sessions" in which the group and producers would visit clubs in downtown Atlanta, select performers they saw, and invite them to the studio.
The rapper noted that while working Treat The Dread Right - Toyan - Hot Bubble Gum OutKast, he used the opportunity to try to "compete" with the duo to improve his rapping skills. He's a very intelligent guy. While OutKast's previous albums were considered to be laid-back, mellow efforts, Stankonia contains faster, more high-energy tempos, partially to reflect the "chaotic times" at the turn of the 21st century.
If you live fast, you gonna come out of here real fast, so the music need to show that. There wasn't any adventure to it. On StankoniaOutKast experimented with a wide variety of musical genres. According to M. Matos of VibeStankonia "turned the South's predominantly reclined hip-hop sound into something freaky and menacing. B" features "jittery drum'n'bass rhythms" and has been classified as a "stylistic tour de force" combining "Hendrix-ian" guitars, organs, and gospel vocals.
Jackson" "marries early Prince with late P-funk ". Paul Lester Sell Me Candy - Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad The Guardian described OutKast's lyrical style on the album by saying, "They are, in a way, post-hip-hop, combining PM Dawn 's kooky confections with the Pharcyde Black Butterfly (The Organized Noize Remix) - Sounds Of Blackness - Remix Collection: Journey Of The hallucinatory whimsy, Public Enemy 's hardline politicking with De La Soul 's cartoon dementia, to fashion something vital and new.
Much of the album discusses the status of women in the South, and contrasts with the misogynistic attitudes common in hip hop music. In his book Classic Material: The Hip-Hop Album GuideOliver Wang writes that songs such as "Slum Beautiful" and "Toilet Tisha" "reimagine 'round the way girls, not only as just more than one-dimensional accessories, but as objects of affection with lives and concerns that are worth exploring. The lead single released from Stankonia"B. Stankonia received widespread acclaim from contemporary music critics.
At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 95, based on 20 reviews. Bardowell of NME noted that with StankoniaOutKast "hit that rare balance of creative eccentricity and mass appeal" and wrote that the album contains "eternal qualities that will unravel in time on an emotional, intellectual and spiritual level.
It takes a few listens to pull everything together, but given the immense scope, it's striking how few weak tracks there are". But on the surface, phat beats and pure funk should suffice. Music 's Soren Baker commented that "Dre and Big Boi again reinvent themselves, this time as Parliament -inspired musicians who specialize on male-female relationships, boasting, and out-there lyrics.
Yet OutKast -- taking cues from a band it obviously reveres, Parliament-Funkadelic -- never forgets that bodies are attached to minds. Stankonia has received many accolades and appeared on many magazines' "best of" lists; in his book Dirty Southauthor Ben Westhoff noted that the album appeared on "every critical best-list worth mentioning. InTime named Stankonia as one of the best albums of all time. Jackson' and out-there experiments 'B. With StankoniaOutKast became the first hip hop act to openly acknowledge rave culture as an influence.
On several tracks on Stankoniathe group employed faster, more chaotic tempos to reflect rave culture and the introduction of new drugs such as ecstasy into the hip hop scene.
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