Thursday, October 13

OutKast: Boys Gone "Idlewild"

OutKast double CD set, Speakerboxx The Love Below, multi-platinuminized right out the gate, further solidifying their unique place as leaders of the rap pack.
If your old soul aches for treasures from days gone by, try the all-new OutKast. They're gearing up to release the 1930s-inspired single from their forthcoming film, Idlewild. The soundtrack hits on December 6; the film premieres a month later, in January.

The exceptionally talented rap duo, Andre 3000 and Big Boi, told Rolling Stone magazine this:

The first single, "Idlewild Blues," is a jazzy romp loaded with drum stomps, muffled trumpets and piano; Dre gives his best Cab Calloway impersonation, and Big flips his hallmark spitfire rhymes. "It's a juke-joint jam," says Big. "I don't know if you can categorize it as a rap song."
Well, tis almost the season: they're (almost) baaaaaaaaaaack! And coming back in jazz mode, too?

By the way, didn't you just love Dre's hip-hop instrumental take on My Favorite Things on his half of the double-CD? I plan to soon compile my list of Best Drum Programming in a Hip-hop Track. This phenomenal beat will be near the top of that list.

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Anonymous Wallace Farmer III said...

the outkast movie may actually turn out alright. i saw dre in 4 brothers and he really did a nice acting job. now if that nukka big boi holds up his end in the flick, it should be on.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Berry said...

Yes, Dre's jazzy numbers were actually my favorites on his side in addition to "prototype" a classic!

8:02 PM  
Blogger Viqi French said...

Oh yeah. "Prototype" is the bomb. So intimate. Hypnotic.

2:35 AM  

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