3. Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, OutKast
On any given day, OutKast’s debut album is arguably their best one. That seems ridiculous in the face of the three that came after, but there’s a rawness to their rhymes and a deeply country soul to the beats that flew away after it. Shit, Andre was talking about guns. This was OutKast before OutKast.
What makes them one of the greatest rap groups ever is that they changed their sound from one album to the next. They didn’t take themselves too seriously on their first LP, letting loose and shooting from the hip with whatever rhymes came to their mind. In the epic discography (that ends with Stankonia), their debut is far too slept on.