Outkast’s Big Boi Goes Digging at Amoeba


Outkast‘s Big Boi recently went shopping at Amoeba Music in Hollywood for the store’s What’s in My Bag? series.

All of his picks were funky except for one: Kate Bush’s 2016 rock album, Before the Dawn. It turns out that the legendary rapper is a huge fan of Bush, citing her as one of his top three artists of all time alongside Bob Marley and N.W.A.

Big’s other picks were Funkadelic’s Cosmic Slop and Maggot Brain, Michael Jackson‘s Off the Wall and Dangerous, and his debut solo album, Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty.

Watch him discuss the albums above.

Related: The Samples Behind Outkast’s ‘Aquemini’

The Samples Behind Outkast’s ‘Aquemini’

Power 106‘s Wax Only series is back to examine Outkast’s classic, third studio album, Aquemini. The album title is a portmanteau of Big Boi and André 3000’s zodiac signs: Aquarius and Gemini.

The project was released on September 29, 1998, and features singles “Skew It on the Bar-B,” “Da Art of Storytellin’ (Pt. 1),” and “Rosa Parks.” The latter became the album’s most successful single.

Produced by Organized Noize, Mr. DJ, and Outkast themselves, Aquemini was certified platinum two months after its release and certified double platinum in 1999. The album peaked at number two on both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts.

Watch Wax Only above.

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