- Aquemini

OutKast - Aquemini
CRITIC SCORE
91
Based on 5 reviews
1998 Rank: #1 / 86
USER SCORE
91
Based on
168 ratings

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80
Rolling Stone

Sporting plenty of live chops (check the Felastyle horns of "Spottie Ottie Dopalicious") and soulful harmonies, Aquemini's fresh, original feel defies rap's coastal clichés.

Oct 25, 2015
philthy
100
This is an album that I would love to listen to again for the first time. It's very ambitious, experimental and pushes the boundaries of hip hop and has gone on to be quite influential in the genre. At the same time though it is still very accessible and immediate. Definitely a great gateway record for people who don't have a lot of history with the hip hop genre.

For me, this is OutKast's magnum opus and arguably hip hop in general. This album has an extremely high replay value, thanks to ... read more
Sep 5, 2017
magic_talpa
96
Hip Hop Classics Review #7

Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik and ATLiens are often considered as greatest albums from the Southern Area, hell they're even called greatest hip-hop albums of all-time. But often there's even a third album which seems to take the win out of these two (which I consider superior, though) and it's their legendary album Aquemini. I myself see that hip-hop has had only a few legendary creative albums which really were just too original to even be realized, too creative ... read more
Jul 25, 2017
87
Righteous blend of genres. Meaningful, trippy visionary kind of stuff on here.
May 6, 2017
97
= 97.2 =

Aquemini is the most balanced Outkast got, between the creativity and the pure rapping. You get a bunch of over the top verses from both Andre and Big Boi, and you get their more artistic side like Liberation, SpottieOttieDopaliscious that has amazing spoked words over amazing beat, The tumpets are beautiful, some stories like Slump that is such a great song, not only the verses but the hook is one of the best hooks of all time, West Savannah that is another great personal story. and ... read more
Apr 5, 2015
100
The finest Hip Hop album ever made. From start to finish its (dare I say?) Dopaliscious. It's worth a listen just for all the beautiful horns throughout.
Key Tracks: Return of the G, Slump, Spottieottiedopaliscious, Liberation
Hat tip to Cee-Lo
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Track List
  1. Hold On Be Strong 
  2. Return Of The "G" 
  3. Rosa Parks 
  4. Skew It On The Bar-B 
  5. Aquemini 
  6. Synthesizer 
  7. Slump 
  8. West Savannah
  9. Da Art Of Storytellin' (Part 1)
  10. Da Art Of Storytellin' (Part 2)
  11. Mamacita
  12. SpottieOttieDopaliscious 
  13. Y'All Scared 
  14. Nathaniel 
  15. Liberation 
  16. Chonkyfire
Contributions By
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Added on: September 27, 2011