Label: LaFace, Arista

On their third studio album, Outkast's Big Boi (the Aquarius) and Andre 3000 (the Gemini) took full advantage of the live instrumentation of Atlanta musicians with reggae horns on 'SpottieOttieDopalicious' and spoken word lyricism on 'Aquemini.' High off of their out-of-this-world ATliens, Aquemini was certified double platinum and was the first Southern rap album to receive a five-mic ranking from The Source.