Aquemini is the third studio album by American hip hop duo Outkast. It was released on September 29, 1998, by LaFace Records. The title is a portmanteau of the two performers' Zodiac signs: Aquarius (Big Boi) and Gemini (André 3000), which is indicative of the album's recurring theme of the differing personalities of the two members. The group recorded the majority of the album in Bobby Brown's Bosstown Recording Studios and Doppler Studios, both in Atlanta, Georgia.
Aquemini is the third studio album by OutKast, released on September 29, 1998 through LaFace/Arista Records. The album title is a combination of the Zodiac signs Aquarius and Gemini, representing Big Boi and André 3000 respectively. While their sophomore album ATLiens was a complete departure from their Southernplaylistic debut album, Aquemini took their new sound to another level.
Listen free to OutKast – Aquemini (Hold On, Be Strong, Return of the "G" and more). In contrast to much of hip hop music in the late 1990s, OutKast did not tone down the regional qualities, like the harmonica break on "Rosa Parks" and distinctive Atlanta slang and diction throughout.
Outkasts third album "Aquemini" (the name being a combination of Andre and Big Boi's star signs) played a major part in taking Outkast to mainsteam popularity (the bigger leap would be made on "Stankonia" and then the Diamond selling "Speakerbox/Love below"). One of the bigger leaps however was in content, moving from "ATLiens" image of "genies" and "pimps", "Aquemini" took a more serious approach to issues facing the US black community, morality and the state of the world.
Aquemini is the third studio album by American hip hop duo Outkast, released on September 29, 1998 through LaFace Records. The album was certified Platinum in November 1998, only two months after its release, and was certified Double Platinum on July 2, 1999 by the Recording Industry Association of America. Aquemini peaked at number two on both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts.
Aquemini (3xLP, Album). Aquemini (Instrumental) (3xLP, Album).
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|1||Hold On, Be Strong
Guitar – Donny MathisKalimba – Andre BenjaminProducer – Donny MathisVocals – 4.0
|2||Return Of The "G"
Arranged By [Orchestral], Conductor [Concert Master] – Charles Veal*Backing Vocals – Khujo*, Lil' Wil*Bass [Moog] – Marvin "Chanz" ParkmanMixed By – Josh ButlerMixed By [Assisted By] – Katy TeasdaleProgrammed By [Music] – Organized NoizeRecorded By – Jean B. SmitStrings, Woodwind – South Central Chamber OrchestraWritten-By – Giorgio Morodor*, Organized Noize
Acoustic Guitar – Donny MathisGuitar [Electric] – Preston CrumpGuitar [Outro] – Martin TerryHarmonica – Pastor Robert HodoMixed By [Assisted By] – John Horesco, IV*Scratches [Cuts] – Mr. DJVocals [Additional] – Debra Killings, Playa Paul
|4||Skew It On The Bar-B
Featuring – RaekwonGuitar – Donny MathisMixed By [Assisted By] – Rico Lumpkin*Programmed By [Music] – Organized NoizeRecorded By – Kevin ParkerWritten-By – Corey Woods, Morton Stevens, Organized Noize
Arranged By [Horns] – Earthtone*Drums – Victor AlexanderGuitar – Craig Love, Preston CrumpHorns – Darian Emory, Jerry Freeman, Jr.*Mixed By [Assisted By] – Rico Lumpkin*Percussion – Omar PhillipsScratches [Cuts] – Mr. DJVocals [Additional] – Ahjahne Green, Sonja Mickey
Backing Vocals – 4.0Bass, Piano, Synthesizer – Earthtone*, Kenneth Wright, Marvin "Chanz" ParkmanCongas – Rajinder "Conga Man" Kala*Featuring – George ClintonGuitar [Lead] – Donny MathisMixed By [Assisted By] – Vernon J. Mungo*Written-By – George Clinton
Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Lead] – Donny MathisBacking Vocals – Theresa HightowerMixed By [Assisted By] – Claudine PontierRap [Additional] – Frederick "Cool Breeze" Bell*, Jamahr "Backbone" Williams*Recorded By [Assisted By] – Alberto Perez*Vocals [Baby] – Seven Sirius BenjaminWritten-By – Frederick Bell, Jamahr Williams
Bass – LaMarquis JeffersonGuitar – Craig LoveMixed By – Jonnie "Most" DavisWritten-By – Organized Noize
|9||Da Art Of Storytellin' (Part 1)
Arranged By, Mixed By – David "Mr. DJ" Sheats*Backing Vocals – Pat "Sleepy" Brown*Congas – Rajinder "Conga Man" Kala*Keyboards – Marvin "Chanz" ParkmanMixed By [Assisted By] – Vernon J. Mungo*Written-By – David Sheats
|10||Da Art Of Storytellin' (Part 2)
Arranged By, Mixed By – David "Mr. DJ" Sheats*Bass, Keyboards – Marvin "Chanz" ParkmanGuitar [Lead] – Donny MathisMixed By [Assisted By] – Claudine PontierWritten-By – David Sheats
Bass – Skinny MiraclesMixed By [Assisted By] – Shawn GroveProgrammed By [Music] – Organized NoizeRap [Additional] – WitchdoctorSynthesizer – Mr. DJVocals [Additional] – Buullllllll!, Masada*Written-By – Erin Johnson, Masada Hogans, Organized Noize
Backing Vocals, Vocals [Additional] – Pat "Sleepy" Brown*Drums – Victor AlexanderGuitar – Martin TerryHorns – Darian Emory, Jerry Freeman, Jr.*Mixed By [Assisted By] – Jason Stokes Percussion – Omar PhillipsVocals [Female] – Andrea Nivet, Delvida FlahertyWritten-By – Patrick Brown
Backing Vocals – "Slim" Jim Smith, Jermaine SmithFeaturing – Big Gipp, Khujo*, T-Mo*Guitar [Lead] – Tomi MartinKeyboards – Marvin "Chanz" ParkmanMixed By – Mr. DJMixed By [Assisted By] – Claudine PontierWritten-By – Cameron Gipp, David Sheats, Robert Barnett, Willie Knight, Jr.*
Voice – Nathaniel
Drums – Victor AlexanderMixed By [Assisted By] – Jason Stokes Percussion – Omar PhillipsPiano – Marvin "Chanz" ParkmanRap [Additional] – Ruben BaileyVocals [Additional] – Cee-Lo, Erykah Badu, Joi Gilliam, Whild PeachWritten-By – Erica Wright, Joi Gilliam, Myrna Crenshaw*, Ruben Bailey, Thomas Burton
Guitar – Tomi MartinMixed By [Assisted By] – Shawn GrovePiano, Synthesizer – Marvin "Chanz" Parkman
|73008-26053-1||OutKast||Aquemini (3xLP, Album)||LaFace Records||73008-26053-1||US||1998|
|73008-26053-1||OutKast||Aquemini (3xLP, Album, RE)||LaFace Records||73008-26053-1||US||2009|
|LFL-6056||OutKast||Aquemini (Instrumental) (3xLP, Album)||LaFace Records||LFL-6056||US||1998|
|73008-26053-1||OutKast||Aquemini (LP, Gol + LP, Blu + LP, Lav + Album, Ltd, Num, RE)||LaFace Records||73008-26053-1||US||2014|
|73008 26053 1||OutKast||Aquemini (3xLP, Album)||LaFace Records, Arista, BMG||73008 26053 1||Europe||1998|