Hard to believe, but it’s been a quarter of a century since our favorite ATLiens Outkast dropped their genre-defying third album Aquemini in September 1998. The set housed several high points, including its hit song “Rosa Parks” and other singles like “Skew It On The Bar-B” and “Da Art Of Storytellin’ (Pt. 1).” However, many would agree that the track from the set they wish would’ve been a single is the seven-minute epic “SpottieOttieDopaliscious.” Now, 25 years later, the song is finally getting the video treatment in celebration of the milestone anniversary.
To craft a visual 25 years in the making, the duo turned to the Atlanta-based, woman-owned animation studio OK Motion Club. The ladies come up with a spectacle worthy of the pimptastic track that includes references to astrology, their beloved Atlanta and a pimpled-out Cadillac. It also captures the otherworldly vibe of the song and Outkast’s vision at the time. While we’ve come to know Outkast as one of the first acts to truly branch out beyond the genre’s expectations, Aquemini was truly the duo’s first foray into the truly weird and experimental sounds and visuals that continued for the remainder of Big Boi and Andre 3000’s careers.
The video is not the only thing happening to celebrate Outkast this year. A limited 25th Anniversary Edition multi-colored vinyl release of Aquemini will be released later this year and is available for pre-order now. There will also be a special vinyl edition of the duo’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, which celebrated its 20th anniversary also in September.
It’s a good time to be an Outkast fan, for sure. Before you snag a copy of the limited edition Aquemini vinyl, reintroduce yourself to the pimped-out futurism of “SpottieOttieDopaliscious” when you check out the new visual below.