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Hey Ya!

The Unauthorized Biography of Outkast

Chris Nickson

St. Martin's Griffin

Since 1994 OutKast have been reinventing the rules of hip-hop, blending different styles of music into a Southern style that is wholly their own, soulful, outrageous, and addictive. They've captured the hearts of fans and music critics alike, and have achieved records and scaled heights in the music world that most artists can only dream of.

The full story of OutKast has never before been told. Now in Hey Ya! you'll go behind the scenes into the world of Big Boi and Andre 3000, from their start as teenage hopefuls in Atlanta to their international rise to fame. Along the way you'll learn about the creative forces that have kept them on the cutting edge of hip-hop for a decade, and keep them pushing forward into tomorrow. From their first breakthrough with "Player's Ball" to their six Grammy wins, their upcoming movie and more, Hey Ya! Is the ultimate look at two of the most creative forces in music today and is the definitive guide to everything OutKast!

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Hey Ya!
1.OH, ATLANTATO UNDERSTAND OutKast, you have to understand Atlanta and the South. Because that's what shaped the band.More African-Americans live in the South than anywhere else in the United States. Beginning a century ago, there was an exodus of blacks to the North, especially to cities like Chicago and Detroit, which offered greater opportunities and wages--and an escape from the blinding prejudice that existed widely in the South at the time.The North, with its cities and industries, was seen as the future, a place of hope, while the South was viewed as backward and even degrading
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Chris Nickson

  • Chris Nickson was born and raised in Leeds, England. A well-known music journalist and author, he's written many celebrity biographies as well as being a frequent contributor to numerous music magazines.
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Hey Ya!

The Unauthorized Biography of Outkast

Chris Nickson

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St. Martin's Griffin

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