A New Video Shows The Music OutKast Had In The Caddy To Make A Classic Album
Yesterday (April 26) marked the 24th anniversary of OutKast’s debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. Looking back, the LP’s influence stretches wide, especially for southern Hip-Hop. The Funk-laden, groovy tunes André 3000, Big Boi, and producers/musicians Organized Noize brought to the culture set the standard for everything that wasn’t New York or West Coast at the time.
Now, all these years later, Power 106 in Los Angeles made a tribute to Southernplaya… the best way they knew how – through the samples that had head’s bobbin’ back in 1994. Their series #WaxOnly takes you through everything that was sampled, from “Peaches (Intro)” to “Player’s Ball (Reprise),” with hard copy vinyl of the records that ‘Kast and O.N. used as backbones and inspiration.
During the video, it’s particularly interesting how Organized Noize was able to flip “Lady Marmalade” by The Eleventh Hour into the LP’s title track. Probably more obvious was how they combined the drums of Isaac Hayes’ “Joe Bell” and instrumentals from Ohio Players’ “Sweet Sticky Thing” to create the entry vibes to “Crumblin’ Erb.” It’s no surprise that a lot of Midwestern Funk and Southern Blues were used to create Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.
For fans who want context, it’s great to see how it was incorporated, showcasing the brilliance of Sleepy Brown, Rico Wade, and Ray Murray.