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Flashback: Outkast // Ms. Jackson

Despite releasing music for over seven years, it was only upon the release of ‘Ms. Jackson’ that Outkast were really exposed to a worldwide audience, cementing them as one of the biggest Hip-Hop success stories in the world.

The song discusses André 3000’s relationship with Erykah Badu, and in particular his relationship with her disapproving mother. I’m not gonna lie, I always thought that the song’s lyrics were “never mend to make your doggy cry,” but now things make a whole lot more sense since I’ve realised that the actual word is “daughter”. Not that it makes much of a difference to some people though…

The sparse production of the song was futuristic and way ahead of its time, yet also had obvious 80s soul influences. This juxtaposition, which is also reflected through the production being sparse, yet complex, is one of the many things which makes ‘Ms. Jackson’ such a great track. Add random dog, rain and alien likes noises, as well as amazing verses from Big Boi and André 3000 and you’ve got yourself a bit of a masterpiece.

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