Excellent 2001 compilation featuring all their hits up to that date plus 3 new songs!
Big Boi and Dre Presents... Outkast
is not so much of a greatest hits, more of a refresher course for a group with a history nearly as long as their debut album title (Southernplayalisticadillacmusik
, anyone?). It showcases the hits from their four studio albums, including 2000's Stankonia
, which finally saw them gain recognition outside the world of hip-hop for their brand of genre-switching southern beats and flamboyant personas. Presents...
is a glimpse into a style of hip-hop that owes as much to George Clinton's Funkadelic mothership as it does to the wider world of rap with funk workouts (Funkin' Around) be-bop jazz (Movin' Cool) and adrenaline fuelled rump shakers (B.O.B), as well as Miss Jackson, the single that deservedly brought them into the mainstream. Presents...
is a great introduction to a group that seems to be hitting their stride, with a lot more to come. --Chris Blenkarn