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Tag Archives: Outkast

Big Boi – Apple Of My Eye

The intro on this track really caught my ear, and that’s not easy especially when the lyrics don’t come in until 42 seconds, which for me at that point I usually skip to a different track but being a huge fan of Big Boi I knew I was going to hear the unexpected.  The creative […]

Outkast – She Lives In My Lap

I’ve been on a new music kick for the past couple of months, so I figured I’d slow things down a bit and remind everyone where the kings lay. I can’t remember if I’ve talked about this on EMPT before, but I’ve been taking DJ classes for the past couple of months. It’s a decision […]

Jeremiah – 773 Love (Cashmere Cat Edit)

There is refined taste and then there is universal taste when it comes to music in my book. I like to think that mine is a combination of the two, and that most of the people who surround me on a day to day basis are the same way. It’s really exciting to encounter someone […]

Outkast – Ms. Jackson (Jean Tonique Remix)

When Outkast unleashed “Ms. Jackson” on the world in January of 2001, the song immediately became a cross-over smash hit. You couldn’t turn on the radio or TV–Z100 or Hot97, MTV or BET–without hearing or seeing Andre 3000 and Big Boi lay the truth down. “Ms. Jackson” hits such a widespread nerve cause it’s a simple song that […]

OutKast – ATLiens

When it comes to Hip Hop, no one will argue that the boys from Atlanta were in a league of their own. OutKast never made gangsta rap, they didn’t make southern hip hop and they sure as hell didn’t make boom bap, they made OutKast. As fads came and went they continued to deliver unique […]

Outkast – Git Up, Git Out

Every man must endure one of two pains in life: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret…” I was recently put on to this quote by one of my brothers, and never in my life has a group of words had such a profound impact on me. It got me thinking about my […]

Kevin Casey’s Sample Saturday – Joe Simon et Outkast

Outkast haters are are almost as hard to find as Bob Marley haters.  Like my boy Hec said once, “Who doesn’t like Bob Marley, think about it…”  I’ll admit while Outkast was releasing their earliest work, my walkman was glued shut with my Wu-Tang tape inside.  But after constant influence from my big homie Evan […]

Diplo – Fabriclive 24

Every day we come across well-intended artists that make an attempt at ameliorating an already epic song by remixing it in their own style. I don’t know about you, but looking for a good remix of a classic tune is like looking for your contact lens in the middle of a crowded dance floor. A […]

Kevin Casey’s Sample Saturday – Willie Hutch et UGK

Southern rap is most commonly backed up by colorful synths and 808 drums – but every now and then you may catch a record that contains a sample (…and 808 drums).  Some producers frown upon sampling using straight loops, but when it works it works, and in this case it does.  The beat is constructed […]

Shawn Lee & The Ping Pong Orchestra

Sometimes my severe eclecticism and ceaseless desire for new music leads me to all sorts of obscure artist and genres, most of which is flat out weird and never makes it to EMPT but this time I think I’ve found a happy medium, Shawn Lee & The Ping Pong Orchestra. I came across Shawn Lee while […]