J. Period Releases A Mix Of Mashups & Classics Celebrating 23 Years Of OutKast (Audio)
Today (April 26), OutKast’s debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik turns 23 years old. The 1994 full length introduction of Andre 3000 and Big Boi was one for the ages. Deemed the “Best New Artists” at the following Source Awards, ‘Kast raised the profile of Atlanta, Georgia’s contributions to Hip-Hop simply by creating a whole new lane. That being said, the LaFace Records duo (who were under the tutelage of Organized Noize) were not without their influences. From George Clinton to Slick Rick, OutKast not only stated the revolutionary artists they admire, they welcomed them to their tight Dungeon Family circle.
In paying honor to ‘Kast, J. Period took close note. The Brooklyn, New York-based DJ who has worked with Nas, Common, Q-Tip, Big Daddy Kane, and others dropped OutKast: ReFixed (Recorded Live). This mix takes classics and cult favorites from throughout the duo’s career and surgically attaches instrumentals by Eric B. & Rakim and Slick Rick, as well as modern beats by disciples such as Nicki Minaj and Desiigner. There’s Camp Lo, Juvenile, and Geto Boys instrumentals too, with a cleverly curated cross-section of Three Stacks and Daddy Fat Sax from the ’90s and 2000s.
At a time when OutKast music is scarce, J. Period’s remix project is an entirely new way to hear the duo. More than just blends, this nonstop mix is engaging, presenting OutKast in a different light to new and core fans alike.
Recorded live, the mix clocks in at more than an hour, with no awkward stops. Catch more remix and retrospective projects at J. Period’s site. The artwork is by Dan Lish, who recently did the cover for Raekwon’s The Wild.
#BonusBeat: ‘Dre and Big showed up together to support their D.F./Purple Ribbon disciple Killer Mike and Run The Jewels:
Hopefully this is not the last time they’re together this year…