A handful of hip hop albums have ever affected my life and Aquemini is one of them. I remember when my cd collection and grown past 600 and I decided to store them in the garage. I decided to keep about 100 back and I remember removing well all Outkast’s albums as at that time – Southernplaylisticadilacmuzik up to Stankonia , Notorious B.I.G’s Ready to Die, Wutang’s 36 Chambers and Nas’s Illmatic immediately from the pile. They have to be on hand to be listened to forever. Its hard to imagine its been 12 years since the release of the iconic Aquemini album. Creative Loafing has written probably the best music article ever written about an album. The articles explores the making of the Aquemini album with the bulk of the folks involved in its making from members of Organized Noise to Outkast themselves. Its like listening to Quincy Jones’ voice at the end of those Michael Jackson albums – Off The Wall and Thriller – explaining how Michael recorded. Only this time you are reading it. A definite must read article.
On the twelfth anniversary of its release – you know, 12, as in signs of the zodiac – Creative Loafing pays track-by-track homage with an extended breakdown on the making of Aquemini, featuring interviews with Andre 3000, Big Boi, Mr. DJ, Organized Noize mentor Rico Wade, and the numerous featured artists, Atlanta musicians and studio engineers who played an integral role in the creation of one of the best albums ever…[Read the full article]