I’ll be honest…I’ve never listened to Speakerboxxx…like never…but that LOVE BELOW…classsic!!!!
September 23rd – Oukast release the two albums in one set “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below”, on LaFace Records, on this day in 2003.
The fifth full length release from the legendary Atlanta duo would be a conceptual project with “The Love Below” being Andre 3000’s more eclectic and musically diverse collection of songs and “Speakerboxxx” being Big Boi’s more straight ahead funky dirty south hip-hop set.
“Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” would win a Grammy award for Album Of The Year.
The double-set would go on to sell more than eleven million copies worldwide, with each set producing a number one hit; the 1960’s pop-rock inspired “Hey Ya!” off of “The Love Below” and “The Way You Move” from “Speakerboxxx.”
“The Way You Move” would be covered by Kenny G. with Earth, Wind And Fire, the following year in 2004.
“Speakerboxxx” would also contain the single “GhettoMusick” (featuring Andre 3000).
“The Love Below” would also contain the smash hit “Roses” (featuing Big Boi) as well as “Prototype.”
“Speakerboxxx” would feature guest appearances by Sleepy Brown, Jazzy Pha, Killer Mike, Ludacris, Konkrete, Jay-Z, Lil’ Jon & The East Side Boys, Slimm Calhoun, Mello as well as Cee-Lo Green, Big Gipp and Khujo of The Goodie Mob.
“The Love Below” would feature guest spots from Norah Jones, Kelis and Rosario Dawson.
The double album is considered one of the most eclectic and influential in hip-hop history.
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