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.
Even the sun goes down, heroes eventually die Horoscopes often lie, and sometimes 'y' Nothin' is for sure, nothin' is for certain, nothin' lasts forever But until they close the curtain (y'all know), it's him and I: Aquemini. Naw So don't get caught up in appearance It's OutKast's Aquemini, another black experience. Even the sun goes down, heroes eventually die Horoscopes often lie, and sometimes 'y' Nothin' is for sure, nothin' is for certain, nothin' lasts forever But until they close the curtain, it's him and I: Aquemini.
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.
Some of ATLiens' ethereal futurism is still present, but more often Aquemini plants its feet on the ground for a surprisingly down-home flavor. The music draws from a vastly eclectic palette of sources, and the live instrumentation is fuller-sounding than ATLiens. Most importantly, producers Organized Noize imbue their tracks with a Southern earthiness and simultaneous spirituality that come across regardless of what Dre and Big Boi are rapping about.
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.
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.