November 21, 2015

Cherish the Day is the most beautiful music video of all time. It is the most beautiful because it embodies a certain trifecta of brillance - the song (music & lyrics), the imagery, and the artist.

The Song: My brother-in-writing, Ran Walker, is swifter than Don Ch...

November 17, 2015

In the first entry of this blog series, I referred to the timelessness of a classic. OutKast is timeless. Their music, their artistry, and their cultural impact elevates them to iconic status.  The Blues has Bobby Blue Bland. Rock & Roll has The Rolling Stones. Rhythm...

November 14, 2015

Have you ever simultaneously thought - they can't do that and they're the only ones who can do that? Maybe not.  But, I have. Seriously, who ever heard of a duo releasing two solo albums as one double cd?  Then again, if there was anyone to do it, it would have certain...

November 9, 2015

True story - my wife loves to go grocery shopping as a family. I can't explain it nor have I ever fully understood it. Yet, for her, it's good times all around if our family of four is roaming the aisles of Kroger together.  She gets to shop for sales and I am assigned...

November 7, 2015

The release of southernplayalisticadillacmuzik met me during the last vestiges of adolescence.  ATLiens mirrored my formative adult years as I was seeking to chart a unique path for the future. By the time Aquemini dropped, I had a few life successes and disappoinments...

November 6, 2015

This was it. This was when OutKast grew from a group I really liked into "these are my dudes."

 

ATLiens is one of my favorite albums and not just in hip hop, but all genres.  That puts it in the class with Issac Hayes' Hot Buttered Soul, Miles Davis' In A Silent Wa...

November 5, 2015

This past Halloween marked the 15 year anniversary of the release of OutKast's Stankonia.

 

Let's take a moment and process that.

 

15 years, that makes it a classic.

 

I believe there is a distinct difference between a hit and a classic.  A hit will prompt people to dance a...

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