Flashback Friday: Outkast and Redman

The past 31 days have already felt like eight months. And we’re just STARTING 2020. Whew.

Let’s hop back in the flashback machine and unwind. We’ve earned it.

Outkast, Stankonia (2000)

Wanna feel OLD? We’re officially at the point where the once-futuristic feeling year of 2000 is now 20 years in the past. I’ve always said that the year 2000 was the beginning of hip-hop’s shift into the mainstream. That, of course, had its pluses and minuses. Though Outkast’s Stankonia isn’t one of my favorites from the duo, it’s the record that broke them into the mainstream. And just because I rank it on the back end of their discography doesn’t mean it’s a poor release – far from it. It’s an incredibly creative album that still sounds fresh … sigh … 20 years later.

Also check out:

“Gasoline Dreams,” featuring Khujo

“So Fresh, So Clean”

Redman, Doc’s da Name 2000 (1998)

I’ve been on a big Funk Doc kick ever since he dropped his new three-song EP a couple of weeks ago. He hasn’t lost a step. Although the title of Doc’s da Name 2000 still bugs me (it dropped in December 1998!) it’s still a highly entertaining listen, becoming Red’s first platinum seller.

Also check out:

“Da Goodness,” featuring Busta Rhymes

“Soopaman Lova IV,” featuring Dave Hollister

Now, it’s your turn. Email soulinstereoblog@gmail.com  hit me up on Twitter @etbowser, or stop by the comments section and share your Flashback Friday album. Leave a couple of sentences describing what makes it so great. I’ll feature your album on the blog.


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