#tbt – OutKast – Da Art Of Storytellin’

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On Monday OutKast’s classic Aquemini celebrated it’s 17th anniversary. To honor the incredible album we’ve decided to take a look at one of the many standouts ‘Da Art of Storytellin’. The track encapsulates everything that makes the duo so special; from Big Boi’s braggadocios bars and silky smooth flow and swagger to 3 Stacks’ thought provoking lyrics that turns a simple story into something deeply thought provoking.  I can’t think of a better example of the latter than the striking bars from Andre, “Three in the morning yawning dancing under street lights, we chilling like a villain and a nigga feeling right, in the middle of the ghetto on the curb, but in spite, all of the bullshit we on our back staring at the stars above (aww man), talking bout what we gonna be when we grow up, I said what you wanna be, she said, “Alive”, it made me think for a minute, then looked in her eyes…”. If that doesn’t make you stop and think I’m not sure what will. Enjoy the track below and bump Part 2, cause it just doesn’t feel right playing one without the other.

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