Regina Bradley on OutKast's "Aquemini" (1998)

Regina Bradley on OutKast's "Aquemini" (1998)


In 1995, OutKast was booed by an angry crowd at the Source Awards after they won Best New Artist. During his speech, Andre 3000 famously declared "The South got something to say." Nowadays, ATL has a solid place in the history of rap, but OutKast had to fight for a seat at the table. 

OutKast becomes the newest member of the Triple Crown club here on Heat Rocks and we're talking to professor/scholar Regina Bradley about the duo's smothered, covered, diced, and topped LP, Aquemini. We discuss Andre's evolution as a rapper, the deep Atlanta love throughout the record, and where this album ranks in OutKast's discography. 


More on Regina Bradley

OutKasted ConversationsRegina's podcast Bottom of the MapWebsite  Twitter

More on Aquemini

Outkast’s ‘Aquemini,’ the blueprint of the Southern black renaissance, turns 20 (The Undefeated)Aquemini Turns 20 (Stereogum)The Making of Aquemini (Creative Loafing)

Show Tracklisting (all songs from Aquemini unless otherwise indicated):

Rosa ParksSpottieOttieDopalisciousHold On, Be StrongSlumpWest SavannahReturn of the "G"NathanielRosa ParksSpottieOttieDopalisciousMamacitaDa Art of Storytellin' (Pt. 1)LiberationSpottieOttieDopalisciousChonkyfireAqueminiRosa ParksDe La Soul: Patti DookeGoodie Mob: Cell TherapyDungeon Family: Trans D F ExpressEARTHGANG: Blue Moon

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find there
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