Most Influential Rap Albums Of All Time: Outkast – Aquemini

Starting off our list of hip-hop’s most influential albums.




1998 was another banner year for hip-hop as it saw the release of several albums destined to resonate and define the careers of their creators. Perhaps no album defied convention more than duo Outkast’s third studio album: Aquemini.

At once a synth-slathered love letter to P-Funk, Black Pride and the Southern lifestyle, and yet also a mature chastisement of frivolous gangster proclivities, Aquemini defined the sound that was to boom out of for decades to come. An auteur look at the development of emcees Andre ‘3000’ Benjamin and Antwan ‘Big Boi’ Patton, this album has gone on to influence many, and even modern acts such as Run The Jewels stem from the lineage first set down by these Dungeon Family elders.

We are particularly fond of “Synthesizer”, which was the standout track to you? Comment below!

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