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OutKast: Stankonia (Arista)

Amy Linden, XXL, 2000

ECLECTICISM IS NOT usually associated with hip hop. Most artists, especially those who sell, want to maintain their base, yet in an effort to keep current will bring in the hottest new producer or showcase the new up and coming rapper. In rap, if it ain’t broke you don’t fix it.

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