Idlewild

Idlewild

by OutKastOutKast

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Overview

It's hard to believe that OutKast has been around for more than 12 years -- a virtual eternity in hip-hop circles. But the Atlanta duo remain relevant through constant revolution and reinvention. In 2003, their galvanizing double disc, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, marked what seemed an insurmountable creative apex for Big Boi and Andre 3000, yet the pair continue to stretch the boundaries of hip-hop with their follow-up, Idlewild. Despite being billed as an official album, the project primarily serves as an admirable musical counterpart to Kast's theatrical release of the same name, set in the jazzy 1930s. Keeping in line with the film's era, Dre kicks his vaudeville-singing act in high gear. Mr. 3000's vocal twang and charismatic flair swing best on the juke jointin' "Idlewild Blue (Don'tchu Worry About Me)" and the Prince-reminiscent "PJ & Rooster." Big, on the other hand, raps with exquisite detail and confidence throughout, and the delectable "Peaches" and the autobiographical "The Train" are lyrical standouts. Although the partners in rhyme spend more mic time apart than not -- continuing to fuel breakup rumors -- whenever they converge on the same track, the results are magical, as on "Hollywood Divorce" and "Mighty 'O'." Idlewild might have resonated even more strongly with more such collaborative moments, but truly, separate but equal never sounded so good. Anslem Samuel

Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/2006
Label: Imports
UPC: 0828767579122
catalogNumber: 6757912
Rank: 51227

Album Credits

Performance Credits

OutKast   Primary Artist
Bamboo   Vocals
Snoop Dogg   Vocals
Preston Crump   Bass
Joi   Vocals,Background Vocals
Debra Killings   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Dave Robbins   Bass,Keyboards
Albey Scholl   Harmonica
Mike Patterson   Bass,Guitar
Terry Smith   Background Vocals
André Benjamin   Vocals
Jerry Freeman   Cornet,Horn
David Whild   Guitar,Background Vocals
Macy Gray   Vocals
Victor Alexander   Drums
Cutmaster Swift   scratching
Lil Wayne   Vocals
Mike Hardnett   Guitar
Marvin "Chanz" Parkman   Keyboards
Sleepy Brown   Vocals,Background Vocals
André 3000   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Eddie Ellis   Conductor
David "Whild" Brown   Background Vocals
Janelle Monáe   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jason Freeman   Horn
Steven Boos   Drums
Jeff Bowden   Keyboards
Myrna "Peach" Brown   Vocals
Dookieblossumgame   Vocals
Tuesday Henderson   Percussion
Hot Tub Tony   Background Vocals
Kevin Kendrix   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Skreechy Peachy   Vocals,Background Vocals
Uncoolgirlz Choir   Background Vocals
Melissa Zampatti   Vocals
Kevin Kendrick   Keyboards

Technical Credits

John Fry   Audio Production
John Frye   Engineer
Organized Noize   Programming,Producer,drum programming
Chris Jackson   Engineer
Matt Still   Audio Production
Vernon Mungo   Engineer
Ralph Cacciurri   Engineer
Sean Davis   Engineer,Audio Production
André Benjamin   Executive Producer
Jerry Freeman   Horn Arrangements
Antwan Patton   Executive Producer
P. Brown   Composer
Robert Hannon   Engineer
Denise Trorman   Art Direction
Malik Albert   Engineer,Audio Production
André 3000   Arranger,Programming,Producer,drum programming
John Holmes   Engineer,Audio Production
Chris Carmouche   Engineer,Audio Production
Morris Brown College Gospel Choir   Instrumentation
Kori Anders   Engineer
Gary Fly   Engineer
Johnny Vulture   Producer
Janelle Monáe   Arranger,Producer
Chuck Lightning   Arranger,Producer
Kevin Kendrix   Horn Arrangements
Matthew Still   Engineer
Dwayne Carter   Composer
Kevin Kendrick   Producer

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