Outkast: Big Boi, Dre (rap vocals). Additional personnel includes: Erykah Badu, Jamhr Backbone Williams, Frederick Cool Breeze Bell, Joi Gillian, Pat Sleepy Brown (vocals); T-Mo, Big Gipp, Cee-Lo, Raekwon, Khujo, Masada, Witchdoctor (rap vocals); Donny Mathis, Craig Love (guitar); Preston Crump (electric guitar, bass); Marvin Chanz Parkman (keyboards, bass); LaMarquis Jefferson (bass); Victor Alexander (drums); Omar Phillips (percussion); Organized Noize (programming); David Mr. DJ Sheats (DJ); George Clinton, Lil' Wil, Debra Killings, Pat Sleepy Brown, Seven Sirios Benjamin, Playa Paul, Theresa Hightower, 4.0 b.k.a. The Four Phonics (background vocals). Producers: Outkast, Donny Mathis, David Mr. DJ Sheats, Organized Noize. Engineers include: NealHPogue, Bernasky Wall, Kevin Parker. Rosa Parks was nominated for the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group. Every once in a while someone makes an album that actually means something. This time around, Outkast is that someone, and AQUEMINI is that album. With their first album, Outkast created Southern hip-hop, and with their second album, they further defined it. Then, rap groups from the South really took off, and took the sound of the South with them, far from the boundaries set by Big Boi and Dre. However, the two innovative MCs break new ground with AQUEMINI, their third album, not to reclaim their reign of the dirty South, but to establish their mark in the universal scheme of hip-hop. Rap music needs AQUEMINI for its lyrical consciousness, its musical creativity, and its accessibility. One of the album's most impressive qualities is its ability to keep it real without self-consciousness. Outkast takes an everyday situation and turns it into an amazing storytelling journey into outer space. Songs such as the seven-minute SpottieOttieDopaliscious that feature live instruments and poetic lyrics are Outkast at their best.
- Hold On, Be Strong
- Return Of The 'G'
- Rosa Parks
- Skew It On The Bar-B - (featuring Raekwon)
- Synthesizer - (featuring George Clinton)
- West Savannah
- Da Art Of Storytellin' - (part I)
- Da Art Of Storytellin' - (part II)
- Y'all Scared - (featuring T-Mo/Big Gipp/Khujo)
- Liberation - (featuring Cee-Lo)