Label: LaFace, Arista

The slick compound name of Outkast's sophomore tour de force captures the duality of the album perfectly. The duo often has their eyes on the stars with the spacey, meditative production and other-worldly hook chants and melodies. But their Southern slick talk-on "2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac," most notably-and that unmistakable Mason-Dixon bounce make it abundantly clear which city they rep down here on earth.