Thursday, December 04, 2003

"Hardcore music, electric revival."
In-fucking-deed. As solid as much of Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is, and as much as I love their double-barrel singles attack with "Hey Ya!" and "The Way You Move," I still attest that it's indisputable that OutKast haven't yet topped - and may never top - "B.O.B.," from 2000's Stankonia. This is the sound of Underground Resistance meeting up with P-Funk in a space-age down-south juke joint. This is the future shit, still, even 3 years on. This makes my skull a convertible every time I hear it. This makes a fierce argument for Andre 3000 and Big Boi as some of the most forward-thinkers in music this side of Prince. This ain't the remix. This don't need a remix. This is the widescreen now.

Addendum: Not only have OutKast just ascended to the Billboard Hot 100 throne this week with "Hey Ya!" (up 2-1), with "The Way You Move" hot on its tail (up 4-3), they've got two separate songs both rising in the top 3. The word "unstoppable" comes to mind.

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