OUTKAST Biography - Musicians


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Name: OutKast                                                                         
Origin: East Point, Georgia, United States                                           
OutKast is an American hip hop duo based out of East Point, Georgia, a city           
south of Atlanta, Georgia. Their original musical style was a mixture of Dirty       
South and G-Funk; since then, funk, soul, pop, electronic music, rock, spoken         
word poetry, jazz, and blues elements have been added to the group's musical         
palette. The duo consists of Atlanta native Andre "Andre 3000" Benjamin (formerly     
known as "Dre") and Savannah, Georgia-born Antwan "Big Boi" Patton.                   
The duo is one of the most successful hip-hop groups of all time, having             
received six Grammy Awards. Over 20 million copies have been sold of OutKast's       
eight releases: six studio albums, a greatest hits release, and Speakerboxxx/The     
Love Below, a double album containing a solo album from each member.                 
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is one of only four hip-hop albums to be certified       
Diamond in the U.S. for shipping over 10 million units. Along with OutKast's         
commercial success, they have maintained an experimental approach in their music     
and are widely praised for their originality and artistic content.