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Format: CD
Sku: 60609210
UPC: 828765013321
UPC 14: 00828765013321
Release Date: 9/23/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Intro ~ OutKast
2. Ghetto Musick ~ OutKast
3. Unhappy ~ OutKast
4. Bowtie - (featuring Sleepy Brown/Jazze Pha) ~ OutKast
5. Way You Move, The - (featuring Sleepy Brown) ~ OutKast
6. Rooster, The ~ OutKast
7. Bust - (featuring Killer Mike) ~ OutKast
8. War ~ OutKast
9. Church ~ OutKast
10. Bamboo - (interlude) ~ OutKast
11. Tomb of the Boom - (featuring Konkrete/Big Gipp/Ludacris) ~ OutKast
12. E-Mac - (interlude) ~ OutKast
13. Knowing ~ OutKast
14. Flip Flop Rock - (featuring Killer Mike/Jay-Z) ~ OutKast
15. Interlude ~ OutKast
16. Reset - (featuring Khujo Goodie/Cee Lo Green) ~ OutKast
17. D-Boi - (interlude) ~ OutKast
18. Last Call - (featuring Slimm Calhoun/Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz/Mello) ~ OutKast
19. Bowtie - (postlude) ~ OutKast
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Love Below, The - (intro) ~ OutKast
2. Love Hater ~ OutKast
3. God - (interlude) ~ OutKast
4. Happy Valentine's Day ~ OutKast
5. Spread ~ OutKast
6. Where Are My Panties? ~ OutKast
7. Prototype ~ OutKast
8. She Lives in My Lap - (featuring Rosario Dawson) ~ OutKast
9. Hey Ya! ~ OutKast
10. Roses ~ OutKast
11. Good Day, Good Sir ~ OutKast
12. Behold A Lady ~ OutKast
13. Pink & Blue ~ OutKast
14. Love In War ~ OutKast
15. She's Alive ~ OutKast
16. Dracula's Wedding - (featuring Kelis) ~ OutKast
17. Take Off Your Cool - (featuring Norah Jones) ~ OutKast
18. Vibrate ~ OutKast
19. Life In The Day Of Benjamin Andre - (incomplete) ~ OutKast
 
This oft-delayed but eagerly-awaited follow-up to their smash 2000 hit 'Stankonia' is an OutKast

"[The album's] ambition flies so far beyond that of anyone doing rap right now (or pop, or rock, or R&B), awards shows may need to create a special category for it.  Entertainment Weekly
"No one musical entity, or group in the world comes close to the sum of their parts.  Playlouder
"Their records sound very different, but they're both astounding.  Dot Music

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Includes an untitled hidden track at the end of THE LOVE BELOW CD.
Muze PNote Outkast: Andre "3000" Benjamin, Antwan "Big Boi" Patton.
Muze PNote Additional personnel includes: Sleepy Brown, Jazze Pha, Jay-Z, Killer Mike, Big Gipp, Ludacris, Rosario Dawson, Norah Jones, Kelis, Cee-Lo, Lil Jon, Mello, Slim Calhoun, Kuhjo Goodie.
Muze PNote Producers include: Andre 3000, Mr. DJ, Big Boi, Carl Mo, DoJo 5.
Muze PNote SPEAKERBOXXX/THE LOVE BELOW won the 2004 Grammy Awards for Album Of The Year and for Best Rap Album. "Hey Ya!" won for Best Urban/Alternative Performance. The song was also nominated for Record Of The Year.
Muze PNote Includes an untitled hidden track at the end of Disc 2.
Muze PNote Outkast: Andre "3000" Benjamin, Antwan "Big Boi" Patton.
Muze PNote Additional personnel includes: Sleepy Brown, Jazze Pha, Jay-Z, Killer Mike, Big Gipp, Ludacris, Rosario Dawson, Norah Jones, Kelis, Cee-Lo, Lil Jon, Mello, Slim Calhoun, Kuhjo Goodie.
Muze PNote Producers include: Andre 3000, Mr. DJ, Big Boi, Carl Mo, DoJo 5.
Muze PNote SPEAKERBOXXX/THE LOVE BELOW won the 2004 Grammy Awards for Album Of The Year and for Best Rap Album. "Hey Ya!" won for Best Urban/Alternative Performance. The song was also nominated for Record Of The Year.
Muze PNote Simply put, there is no band that does anything close to what Outkast does. Big Boi & Andre 3000 have consistently managed to maintain mainstream success while obliterating the limits of what is considered to be hip-hop. Frolicking at the outskirts of language, they throw every genre into a blender and make every musical turn sound organic. SPEAKERBOXXX/THE LOVE BELOW is actually two solo records fused together, the former by Big Boi, the latter by Andre 3000, with each mind working at an equally frantic pace to create a gloriously split sonic experience.
Muze PNote Big Boi opens with a techno intro that fades into industrial-style grinding on "Ghettomusick," before settling into more traditional, although far from ordinary, rap tracks on "Unhappy" and "The Way You Move." His most salient moment comes on "War," an uncompromising condemnation of American politics that strikes the perfect balance of righteous rage and measured speech. When Dre takes the reins, the concoction gets wonderfully weirder with everything from the piano bar pop of "Love Hater" to the call and response of "She Lives in My Lap" to the mystery mix of the outstanding single "Hey Ya!" Following the remarkable STANKONIA, SPEAKERBOXXX/THE LOVE BELOW cements Outkast's position as rap innovators and keeps them in the lead as the genre's primary visionaries.

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Sleepy Sleepy Brown
Muze Guest Artist Jazze Pha
Muze Guest Artist Jay-Z
Muze Guest Artist Killer Mike
Muze Guest Artist Big Gipp
Muze Guest Artist Ludacris
Muze Guest Artist Rosario Dawson
Muze Guest Artist Norah Jones
Muze Guest Artist Kelis
Muze Guest Artist Cee-Lo Green
Muze Guest Artist Lil Jon
Muze Guest Artist Mello
Muze Guest Artist Konkrete
Muze Guest Artist Khujo Goodie
Muze Guest Artist Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
Muze Guest Artist Slimm Calhoun

Artist Overview

Atlanta-based hip-hop duo Outkast succeeded in bringing an unorthodox rhyme style and quirky, P-Funk-influenced sound and presentation into the rap mainstream. Successful since their 1994 debut, Outkast have gotten progressively more idiosyncratic. Their sophomore release, ATLIENS, took musical and lyrical risks which were reflected in Outkast's video output, such as the Mars-meets-Egyptology production for the album's hit "Elevators." STANKONIA, released in 2000, cemented the duo's reputation as influential hip-hop innovators, while its ambitious follow-up, 2003's SPEAKERBOXXX/THE LOVE BELOW, made Outkast masterminds Andre 3000 and Big Boi international superstars.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Laface Family Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Art Of Storytelling (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Backstage Mixtape (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Totally Hip-Hop
Muze Music Compilations Barbershop 2 - Back In Business (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Music 1's
Muze Music Compilations Underground Kingz (Bonus Cd)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Underground Kingz (Cln)
Muze Music Compilations We Are The South (greatest Hits)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Middle Men (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Muze Music Compilations PLAYLIST:VERY BEST OF GOODIE MOB(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Friday Night Lights
Muze Music Compilations Higher Learning (Ost)

Associated Artists and Works

Goodie Mob
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below [PA] ~ Outcast
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below [Edited] ~ Outcast

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/23/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 50133
Music Label Name Label : LaFace Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00828765013321

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (12/25/03, p.109)
- Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2003" - "The most original record to top the charts in 2003, hip-hop or otherwise..."

Rolling Stone (12/25/03, p.109)
- Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2003" - "The most original record to top the charts in 2003, hip-hop or otherwise..."

Entertainment Weekly (12/26/03-1/2/04, p.142)
- Ranked #10 in Entertainment Weekly's 2003 "Records of the Year"

Entertainment Weekly (9/19/03, pp.83-5)
- "...If released separately, [each solo CD would] be a candidate for Hip-Hop Record of the Year. Packaged together, they make a twofer whose ambition flies so far beyond that of anyone doing rap right now (or pop, or rock, or R&B)
, awards shows may need to create a special category for it..." - Rating: A

Entertainment Weekly (12/26/03-1/2/04, p.142)
- Ranked #10 in Entertainment Weekly's 2003 "Records of the Year"

Entertainment Weekly (9/19/03, pp.83-5)
- "...If released separately, [each solo CD would] be a candidate for Hip-Hop Record of the Year. Packaged together, they make a twofer whose ambition flies so far beyond that of anyone doing rap right now (or pop, or rock, or R&B)
, awards shows may need to create a special category for it..." - Rating: A

Q (01/01/04, p.83)
- Ranked #8 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums of 2003" - "[T]wo fantastic voyages to the outer reaches of psychedelic funk for the price of one..."

Q (01/01/04, p.83)
- Ranked #8 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums of 2003" - "[T]wo fantastic voyages to the outer reaches of psychedelic funk for the price of one...

Uncut (01/04, pp.84-7)
- Ranked #18 in Uncut's "Albums Of The Year 2003" - "Wholly unexpected."

Uncut (01/04, pp.84-7)
- Ranked #18 in Uncut's "Albums Of The Year 2003" - "Wholly unexpected."

The Wire (01/04, p.38)
- Included in Wire's "50 Records Of The Year [2003]"

The Wire (01/04, p.38)
- Included in Wire's "50 Records Of The Year [2003]"

Mojo (Publisher)
(p.65)
- Ranked #22 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[SPEAKERBOXX is] a high-rolling hip hop odyssey, Andre's THE LOVE BELOW dreamy, playful, Prince-inspired R&B pop."

Mojo (Publisher)
(01/01/04, p.60)
- Ranked #2 in Mojo's "The Best of 2003"

Mojo (Publisher)
(9/03, pp.99-100)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...The genius of past Outkast isn't diluted or diminished across these disks, rather it's doubled, expanded and explored. And crucially, confirmed..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(01/01/04, p.60)
- Ranked #2 in Mojo's "The Best of 2003"

Mojo (Publisher)
(9/03, pp.99-100)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...The genius of past Outkast isn't diluted or diminished across these disks, rather it's doubled, expanded and explored. And crucially, confirmed..."

Stylus Magazine 10 of 10
You could of course, if you like, rip the best tracks from each album and burn them together into some kind of RIAA-baiting SuperLoveBoxxx CDR that creams all opposition with its x-ray vision, amazing strength and ability to leap multiple genres in a single bound, but that would be missing the point.

The Guardian 9 of 10
Both albums are sublime. Taken together they're hip-hop's Sign o' the Times or The White Album: a career-defining masterpiece of breathtaking ambition.

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