This album really proved that OutKast could mature beyond their first album, which centered on many of the themes that other rappers were rapping about at the time, namely cars, girls, and the hood. Their sophomore album saw OutKast blending R&B, funk and hip-hop in new and unique ways.
Featured the hit song "Rosa Parks," which also put OutKast in a legal battle with the civil rights leader the track was named after. The real Rosa Parks objected to having her name included in the song's title. The judge ruled in OutKast's favor. Outside of the courtroom, the song proved that OutKast could be incredibly successful commercially while also gaining critical praise.
The album that features "B.O.B.," "Ms. Jackson," and "So Fresh, So Clean." It is an incredible album overall beyond just the commercial hits.
OutKast did the unthinkable by releasing this double album in which Big Boi and André essentially worked separately on their own records. But OutKast managed to pull it off, as both albums included huge hits - André's "Hey Ya!" and Big Boi's "The Way You Move."
OutKast's debut record, which featured their first hit single "Player's Ball." OutKast represent their Southern roots to the extreme on this album.