The year was 1998 and Big Boi and Andre 3000 had just released their hit album, Aquemeni. In this clip, the guys are in front of Shatiniques Music, on the Eastside of Detroit.
The pair seem a bit antsy during the interview, as Aquemeni had just been certified platinum. The extra-animated pair reveal their future plans, including Big Bois Pitfall Kennels as well as Dres art business.
In the beginning of the interview, Outkast reveals their humble origins and how they made it into the rap business via a deal with Antonio LA Reid and Kenneth Babyface Edmonds La Face Records.
We met in High School, we was about to shoot some pool down at East Point, Andre 3000 revealed in the interview. We hooked up with Organized Noize, producers of the first album, through a female, a mutual friend. They liked us. We dropped the album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, platinum, ATLiens, platinum.
The groups third album, Aquemeni, hit stores September 29, 1998. The album hit #2 on the Billboard charts, powered by singles like the controversial Rosa Parks, “Skew it on the Bar-B” and others.
Outkast has since ceased releasing albums together, although Big Boi has confirmed that the pair are planning a new album together.
Andre 3000 has an untitled solo album in the works, as does Big Boi.
And while Andre 3000 continues to pepper the rap landscape with stand-out cameo appearances, Big Bois career is coming full circle with Reid, as he is finalizing a deal with Island Def Jam Music Group.