Speakerboxx/ The Love Below

Published October 30, 2003.OutKastSpeakerboxx/ The Love Below (Arista)The fifth album from OutKast is essentially two halves of the funky, beat-driven OutKast sound. On Speakerboxx, Big Boi proves he’s the Dirty South gangster, with a drawl-like rap and propulsive, bass-heavy tunes. On The Love Below, Andre 3000 is the Bowie of hip-hop, always changing, expanding his sound. The marriage of the two sounds, which clicks on the duo’s first four albums, is missing, proving that sometimes a stew needs both salt and pepper to make it just right. —Johnston Farrow

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