Big Boi, T.I., Ludacris & More Deconstruct OutKast’s ‘Elevators” On ‘Songs That Shook America’

The docuseries, produced by Questlove and Black Thought, revisits the southern duo’s first Top 20 entry.

(AllHipHop News) Sunday night’s episode of the Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America documentary series will breakdown OutKast’s “Elevators (Me & You).” The classic record was one of Big Boi and André 3000’s earliest Billboard hits.

Big Boi and fellow Atlanta-bred Hip Hop representatives T.I., Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri, and Greg Street will appear on the AMC program. La La Anthony, Pharrell Williams, and other influential cultural figures also revisit the impact of “Elevators” for Songs That Shook America.

“Elevators (Me & You)” was released as the lead single for OutKast’s second studio album ATLiens in 1996. The self-produced record peaked at #12 on the Hot 100, becoming the Dungeon Family duo’s highest-charting song at the time.

Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America is part of AMC’s Visionaries series from Jigsaw Productions. Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots, along with Oscar-winning documentary director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side), serve as the show’s executive producers.

“Elevators: 1996” is scheduled to air on November 3 at 12 am ET/CT. Other episodes of Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America cover Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks,” Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” and Run-DMC’s “Rock Box.”