Release Date: Sep 23, 2003
Record label: La Face
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With the flavour of mainstream hip-hop currently epitomised by 50 Cent's bread-and-butter gangsta rhymes, there are few artists, aside from the tireless Neptunes, able to satisfy more exotic palates. The freewheeling fifth album from Atlanta, Georgia duo OutKast, however, constitutes a full-blown banquet, with not a minute of its two-and-a-half-hour running time wasted. The Love Below began as a solo album for Andre "3000" Benjamin until Antwan "Big Boi" Patton decided to match it.