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February 1, 1975 Outast member Antwann Andre Patton ("Big Boi") born, Savannah, Georgia
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May 27, 1975 OutKast member Andre Lauren Benjamin born, Atlanta, Georgia
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April 26, 1994 Atlanta based hip-hop group OutKast releases their first album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
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August 27, 1996 OutKast releases their 2nd album, ATLiens
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September 29, 1998 OutKast releases Aquemini
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January 14, 1999 OutKast tour begins. They open for headliner Lauryn Hill
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October 31, 2000 OutKast releases Stankonia, their last album for LaFace Records
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February 2, 2001 Outkast leaves Eminem's European tour so that "Big Boi" Antwann Andre Patton can be present at the birth of his child
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December 4, 2001 OutKast releases "Big Boi and Dre Present OutKast, compiling songs from the Atlanta-based La Face label:"Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik" (1994), "ATLiens" (1996), "Aquemini" (1998) and "Stankonia" (2000).
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September 23, 2003 OutKast releases "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" including the hit single "The Way You Move"
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October 1, 2003 OutKast's "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" becomes the top-selling album in the United States
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December 8, 2003 The U. S. Supreme Court refused to intervene in a lawsuit over the OutKast song Rosa Parks
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February 8, 2004 Atlanta's Outkast wins three grammies including top honors with the Album of the Year for "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below"
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August 30, 2004 Atlanta-based OutKast wins 4 MTV Video Music Awards for "Hey, Ya," including Video of the Year and Best Hip-Hop Video.
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December 28, 2004 Both sides agree to mediation in the long-running battle between the estate of Rosa Parks and hip-hop recording artists OutKast
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April 15, 2005 OutKast settles a lawsuit over the use of Rosa Parks' name on a CD released in 1998.
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Often noted for blending of Southern soul, hip-hop and G-funk into their own smooth and sexy sound, Atlanta based OutKast formed in 1992. Andre "Dre" Benjamin and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton hit number one on the rap charts with "Player's Ball" for local recording label LaFace Records. It would be released on their first album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. The album would not only go gold, but also earn them the Best New Rap Group title at the 1995 Source Awards.

ATLiens had a crossover hit, "Elevators (You & Me)," that made it into the Top 20 on pop charts.
Critical acclaim continued to flow in for the group, and when Dre and Big Boi released "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" in 2003 they went triple platinum within a month.




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