6. OutKast Southernplaylistic
OutKast took hip-hop and made it their own. Their debut featured street stories and Atlanta slang over funk and soul instrumentals. Andre 3000 and Big Boi proved to be two of the best lyricists in rap on songs such as “Player’s Ball,” “Myintrotoletukonw,” “Git Up, Git Out,” and “Crumblin Erb.” But beyond the music, the album set the stage for Atlanta’s takeover in hip-hop.