An OutKast fan was inspired to recreate one of the group’s classic tracks and share it, only to find Killer Mike did the same, accompanied by someone special.
On Tuesday (May 16), Menace, a Dallas DJ, uploaded a clip to his perspective social media pages showing him recreating the beat for OutKast’s “ATLiens.” The clip immediately sparked excitement and nostalgia among fans.
However, this wasn’t what caught the DJ’s attention, it was a message from Killer Mike, who contacted Menace and expressed his love of the rework. Additionally, he mentioned that he had shared it with Big Boi of OutKast.
“How fun is my life? Earlier today I made a video recreating the “Atliens” beat with the original sample. Hours later I get a text from Killer Mike as he’s watching the video with fucking BIG BOI in the studio!!!! Ha! Day made,” he wrote on Twitter.
How fun is my life? Earlier today I made a video recreating the "Atliens" beat with the original sample. Hours later I get a text from Killer Mike as he's watching the video with fucking BIG BOI in the studio!!!! Ha! Day made. pic.twitter.com/XKDUJzQFvB
— MenaceTheDJ (@menacethedj) May 16, 2023
“ATLiens” was the second single from the duo’s classic album of the same name, which was released in August 1996. It debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, and sold nearly 350,000 copies in the first few weeks of release.
OutKast — comprised of André “3000” Benjamin and Antwan “Big Boi” Patton — exploded onto the scene in the early ’90s with their debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, not only making them commercially successful, but driving Southern Hip Hop into the mainstream.
Many people, including Joe Budden, agree that the duo is among the best in Hip Hop history. During his appearance on Drink Champs in March, the rapper crowned OutKast the greatest rap group of all time when asked to pick between Mobb Deep or OutKast.
“OutKast is the greatest group of all time but I’m from New York,” Budden said. “I’m from New York, I mean but OutKast is better than Mob Deep. I’m not gonna be on camera saying otherwise. But Queens, Mobb Deep rest in peace Prodigy.”
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