Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik is the debut album from the Hip HopÂ duo we know asÂ OutKast. In 1992 AndrÃ© 3000 and Big BoiÂ became friends and began recording music as a duo and worked with production team Organized Noize when Atlanta was coming into its own, which led to their signing to LaFace Records. The album was produced by the team and recorded at the Dungeon, D.A.R.P. Studios, Purple Dragon, Bosstown, and Doppler Studios in Atlanta.
Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik was released by LaFace on April 26, 1994, and peaked at number 20 on the charts, eventually being certified platinum. The record received positive reviews from critics and helped distinguish Southern hip hop as a credible hip hop scene, amid East Coast and West Coast hip hop’s market dominance at the time. The album has since been viewed by music journalists as an important release in both hip hop and Atlanta’s music scene.