Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (Explicit Version) CD (2003)

Artist: Outkast

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BEST YET

by tristansgirl101 on 10/25/2003

This CD is there best yet. It has 2 great singles. All the songs are so original. They make their own flare. The beat makes you want to get up and dance. It's a great CD and i suggest everyone who likes originality and likes to dance should get it. Or sing along while drivin down the open rode. Outkast rules Read More

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the best of the best?????????????

on 10/28/2003

I Love them so much and this is the best of the best the two of them are hard because they have two cd and were put out at the same time this is the s***. Read More

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Product Overview

This oft-delayed but eagerly-awaited follow-up to their smash 2000 hit 'Stankonia' is an OutKast

Specifications

Label Arista Records
SKU 60609210
UPC 828765013321
UPC 14 00828765013321
Format CD
Release Date 9/23/2003
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Author Outkast
Compilation Appearance Laface Family Christmas
Compilation Appearance Art Of Storytelling (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Totally Hip-Hop
Compilation Appearance Barbershop 2 - Back In Business (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Underground Kingz (Bonus Cd)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Underground Kingz (Cln)
Compilation Appearance Middle Men (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Compilation Appearance PLAYLIST:VERY BEST OF GOODIE MOB(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance ICON:SLICK RICK(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance We Are The South (greatest Hits)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Friday Night Lights
Associated Artist/Work Goodie Mob
Artist Influence A Tribe Called Quest
Artist Influence Afrika Bambaataa
Artist Influence Bootsy Collins
Artist Influence Funkadelic
Artist Influence George Clinton (Funk)
Artist Influence James Brown
Artist Influence Parliament
Artist Influence Prince
Artist Influence Sly & the Family Stone
Artist Influence Stetsasonic
Artist Influence Ultramagnetic MC's
Artist Contemporary 8Ball and MJG
Artist Contemporary Andr? 3000
Artist Contemporary Big Boi
Artist Contemporary Bosko
Artist Contemporary Cee Lo Green
Artist Contemporary Da BackWudz
Artist Contemporary Devin the Dude
Artist Contemporary Dungeon Family
Artist Contemporary E-40 (Rap)
Artist Contemporary Erykah Badu
Artist Contemporary Field Mob
Artist Contemporary Goodie Mob
Artist Contemporary Gucci Mane
Artist Contemporary Janelle Mon e
Artist Contemporary Jurassic 5
Artist Contemporary Kanye West
Artist Contemporary Lil Wayne
Artist Contemporary Ludacris
Artist Contemporary Lupe Fiasco
Artist Contemporary Missy Elliott
Artist Contemporary Nappy Roots
Artist Contemporary Organized Noize
Artist Contemporary PlantLife
Artist Contemporary Prince Paul
Artist Contemporary Project Pat
Artist Contemporary Shop Boyz
Artist Contemporary T.I.
Artist Contemporary The Knux
Artist Contemporary UGK
Artist Contemporary Wiz Khalifa
Artist Contemporary YoungBloodZ (Rap)
Artist Follower 2 Chainz
Artist Follower Aesop Rock
Artist Follower Big K.R.I.T.
Artist Follower Bruno Mars
Artist Follower Calvin Harris (Scotland)
Artist Follower Clipse
Artist Follower Earl Sweatshirt
Artist Follower Field Mob
Artist Follower Gnarls Barkley
Artist Follower J. Cole (Rap)
Artist Follower Jurassic 5
Artist Follower Mr. Lif
Artist Follower N.E.R.D.
Artist Follower Nappy Roots
Artist Follower RJD2
Artist Follower Trip Lee (rap)
Artist Follower Waka Flocka Flame
Artist Follower Wiz Khalifa
Artist Follower WZRD
Artist Follower YoungBloodZ (Rap)
Technical Info
CatalogID 50133
Lable Name LaFace
Released 09/23/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 56m : 16s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00828765013321
Musical Guests
Sleepy Sleepy Brown
Jazze Pha
Jay-Z
Killer Mike
Big Gipp
Ludacris
Rosario Dawson
Norah Jones
Kelis
Cee-Lo Green
Lil Jon
Mello
Konkrete
Khujo Goodie
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
Slimm Calhoun
Album Notes and Credits
Includes an untitled hidden track at the end of THE LOVE BELOW CD.
Outkast: Andre "3000" Benjamin, Antwan "Big Boi" Patton.
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.
Producers include: Andre 3000, Mr. DJ, Big Boi, Carl Mo, DoJo 5.
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.
Includes an untitled hidden track at the end of Disc 2.
Outkast: Andre "3000" Benjamin, Antwan "Big Boi" Patton.
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.
Producers include: Andre 3000, Mr. DJ, Big Boi, Carl Mo, DoJo 5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..."
Disc 1
1 Intro,Love Below, The - (intro)
2 Ghetto Musick,Love Hater
3 Unhappy,God - (interlude)
4 Bowtie - (featuring Sleepy Brown/Jazze Pha),Happy Valentine's Day
5 Way You Move, The - (featuring Sleepy Brown),Spread
6 Rooster, The,Where Are My Panties?
7 Bust - (featuring Killer Mike),Prototype
8 War,She Lives in My Lap - (featuring Rosario Dawson)
9 Church,Hey Ya!
10 Bamboo - (interlude),Roses
11 Tomb of the Boom - (featuring Konkrete/Big Gipp/Ludacris),Good Day, Good Sir
12 E-Mac - (interlude),Behold A Lady
13 Knowing,Pink & Blue
14 Flip Flop Rock - (featuring Killer Mike/Jay-Z),Love In War
15 Interlude,She's Alive
16 Reset - (featuring Khujo Goodie/Cee Lo Green),Dracula's Wedding - (featuring Kelis)
17 D-Boi - (interlude),Take Off Your Cool - (featuring Norah Jones)
18 Last Call - (featuring Slimm Calhoun/Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz/Mello),Vibrate
19 Bowtie - (postlude),Life In The Day Of Benjamin Andre - (incomplete)
Disc 2
1 Intro,Love Below, The - (intro)
2 Ghetto Musick,Love Hater
3 Unhappy,God - (interlude)
4 Bowtie - (featuring Sleepy Brown/Jazze Pha),Happy Valentine's Day
5 Way You Move, The - (featuring Sleepy Brown),Spread
6 Rooster, The,Where Are My Panties?
7 Bust - (featuring Killer Mike),Prototype
8 War,She Lives in My Lap - (featuring Rosario Dawson)
9 Church,Hey Ya!
10 Bamboo - (interlude),Roses
11 Tomb of the Boom - (featuring Konkrete/Big Gipp/Ludacris),Good Day, Good Sir
12 E-Mac - (interlude),Behold A Lady
13 Knowing,Pink & Blue
14 Flip Flop Rock - (featuring Killer Mike/Jay-Z),Love In War
15 Interlude,She's Alive
16 Reset - (featuring Khujo Goodie/Cee Lo Green),Dracula's Wedding - (featuring Kelis)
17 D-Boi - (interlude),Take Off Your Cool - (featuring Norah Jones)
18 Last Call - (featuring Slimm Calhoun/Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz/Mello),Vibrate
19 Bowtie - (postlude),Life In The Day Of Benjamin Andre - (incomplete)
Reviews
ReviewSource Stylus Magazine
Review 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.
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ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource The Guardian
Review 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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ReviewRating 9
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Entertainment Weekly [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.
Playlouder No one musical entity, or group in the world comes close to the sum of their parts.
Dot Music Their records sound very different, but they're both astounding.
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