Continuing the celebration of Hip Hop’s 50thanniversary, Sony Music Entertainment (SME) and Certified will release Outkast’s Aquemini 25th Anniversary Edition and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below 20thAnniversary Edition in partnership with Get On Down. Both classic albums will be exclusively available on limited-edition collector’s vinyl in various configurations and are now available for pre-order HERE.

Limited to just 2,000 copies, Aquemini 25th Anniversary Multi-Colored Edition is pressed on three unique colored LPs (gold galaxy, cloudy magenta, & cloudy green). It will be housed in a gold foil stamped jacket with a printed lyrics insert, printed inner sleeves, and commemorative OBI. The vinyl will ship in late October. The full Aquemini album will also be released digitally in both Dolby Atmos and 360RA.

For the 20th Anniversary of Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, Get On Down Sony’s Certified is reissuing a limited edition of Outkast’s epic fifth studio album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below pressed on Double “Platinum Chain” and Double “Pearl” colored vinyl packaged in a gatefold jacket. The vinyl will ship at the end of November. As of today, classics off the record “GhettoMusick,” “Unhappy,” “She Lives In My Lap” (feat. Rosario Dawson), and “Roses” are available in Dolby Atmos and 360RA. In celebration of the album reaching its 13x Platinum milestone, Certified is giving one lucky fan a chance to win a certified custom plaque. Enter to win HERE.

Outkast has also just uncovered a brand new animated music video for “SpottieOttieDopaliscious.” Watch HERE. An epic 25 years in the making, the visual unfolds as a feast of seventies-inspired funk style, stoned psychedelic space meandering, and inimitable Afrofuturism directed by OK Motion Club. The clip follows its main character through an otherworldly nightlife “fever dream” where even the smallest move makes a big difference on the board…

Vinyl Me, Please is also offering a bundle that features Outkast’s Southernplaya…and Stankonia, VMP’s June 2019 Hip-Hop and October 2020 Essentials Record of the Month, respectively, available HERE for purchase.

The South certainly had something to say when Aquemini arrived back on September 29th, 1998. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, while “Rosa Parks” notched a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.” Rolling Stone plugged it at #49 on its coveted “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”in addition to #11 on the “100 Best Albums of the 90s.” NPR summed up its impact best by offering “Aquemini was just the lead-up in terms of what Outkast was capable of becoming.”

Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, released on September 23rd, 2003, also included historic singles. Both “Hey Ya!” and “The Way You Move” captured #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while the album itself debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. It received a rare Diamond certification from the RIAA and took home “Album of the Year,” “Best Rap Album,” and “Best Urban/Alternative Performance” for “Hey Ya!” at the GRAMMY® Awards.

Lastly, Outkast released an HD version of their music video for “Rosa Parks” today (watch HERE) and last week, “The Way You Move” received the HD treatment as well (watch HERE).

Stay tuned for more news and announcements coming soon from SME & Certified.

Follow Outkast:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Spotify | Apple Music


Photo by Andrea Cipriani on Unsplash