Outkast next released the soundtrack for the 2006 musical film Idlewild, which they also starred in.
In 2007, the duo went on hiatus and both members have since pursued solo careers.
Benjamin and Patton formed the group as high school students in 1991.
DJ" Sheats to form the Earthtone III production company, which allowed the group to produce some of their own tracks.
"ATLiens" was the group's second Top 40 single (following "Player's Ball" from their first album), and reflected the beginning of André's increasingly sober lifestyle: "No drugs or alcohol/so I can get the signal clear," he rhymes about himself in the single "ATLiens".
With successive releases including ATLiens (1996) and Aquemini (1998), the duo further developed their sound, experimenting with a variety of styles and achieving commercial success. B." In 2003, the duo released the double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, which featured the number one singles "Hey Ya!
In 2000, Outkast released the critically acclaimed Stankonia, which included the singles "Ms. " and "The Way You Move" and would eventually win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
Every track on Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik was produced by Organized Noize and featured other members of the Dungeon Family.
Follow-up singles included the title track and "Git Up Git Out", a politically charged collaboration with Goodie Mob that was later sampled by Macy Gray for her 1999 hit "Do Something." On this early material, both André and Big Boi contrast lyrical content reflecting the lifestyles of pimps and gangsters with politically conscious material commenting on the status of African Americans in the South.
The album helped the group earn more recognition among East Coast hip hop fans in the East and West coasts.
For this album, Out Kast joined with partner David "Mr.
On ATLiens, André 3000 and Big Boi abandoned the "hard-partying playa characters" of their debut album in favor of more spacey, futuristic personas, and produced many of the songs on their own for the first time.