I Woke Up On My Birthday Pimpin In The Worst Way
Outkast really blew, huh?
It's amazing how several of the rap acts that purists thought would never receive mainstream approval did so and more. Nas, Jay-Z, Q-Tip, Eminem, Common, and Mobb Deep made Illmatic, 'Dead Presidents,' Low End Theory, 'Any Man,' Resurrection, and The Infamous before they became household names.
Still, rap's most amazing, amusing evolution might be two adolescent ATLiens becoming the most famous rap group today. Two things always amazed me about Outkast:
1. Considering as much material as they've made, so few individual cuts have been bad. We all know 'Mamacita.' And I wasn't too keen on 'Stankonia' in general. However, one could argue that 90% or more of Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, Aquemini, and ATLiens was exceptional hip-hop.
2. Their ability to make hits of such various sounds is unbelievable. Comparing 'Players Ball' to 'B.O.B.' to 'Hey Ya' and 'Southernplayalistic' to 'So Fresh, So Clean' to 'The Way You Move' is just unreal. This may sound shocking but 'So Fresh, So Clean' is my favorite song of all time. It speaks to me. So on that note, enjoy the remix, featuring the fearsome foursome of Dre. Big Boi, Sleepy Brown, and Snoop Dogg.
Outkast f/ Snoop Dogg and Sleepy Brown: So Fresh So Clean (Remix) MP3