Throwback Thursday is upon us again. After being made aware that the West and East Coast (respectfully) had made up the majority of these trips down memory lane, I decided to put the dirty south in the mix. Enter Andre 3000 & Big Boi, collectively known as Outkast.

Outkast erupted onto the hip-hop scene in 1992 with their debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, which spawned the duo's first hit single: Player's Ball. As a group, and even in their solo efforts, they have pressed the boundaries of traditional hip-hop music, constantly evolving and experimenting with new sounds. And it has been working! Outkast has amassed a lot of awards, including 16 Grammy Nominations and 6 wins. Along with other southern rappers like LudacrisT.I. and Goodie Mob (of whom Ceelo Green is a member), Outkast helped put Atlanta on the map as a hip-hop powerhouse and garnered a big portion of the spotlight that had mostly been held by New York and Los Angeles.

Whether working on their solo projects, doing movies or their many other business ventures, Outkast star power can not be denied.