OutKast became one of the biggest groups in hip-hop history through a more traditional grind. After signing with L.A. Reid and LaFace Records when the duo was only 17, they built their following, year after year, by releasing albums that spoke for their evolving worldviews and maturation as men. Each record built on the lessons of the previous one; each release was a bold statement and an unselfconscious reach for an ever-increasing audience.

By the time of the group's last full album, 2003's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, OutKast had become one of pop music's biggest phenomena, racking up Grammy awards and watching the ball roll to their first feature film. It was also the beginning of the end, as they diversified, worked on solo projects, and moved on.

With yesterday being the anniversary of their group's debut, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, we found oursleves thinking about the interesting and unexplored stories from their careers. You may know a lot about OutKast, but here are some you didn't. Click below to check out 25 Things You Didn't Know About OutKast.

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