OutKast to Release ATLiens Video Game
This Friday (Aug. 27), OutKast will release a 25th anniversary deluxe edition of their breakthrough album ATLiens. The genre-defining LP, released in 1996, established André 3000 and Big Boi as two of the dopest lyricists from ATL.
To commemorate the album’s quarter of a century anniversary, the dynamic rap duo will release a mobile game produced by London-based digital agency F That. The game will allow users to play as either Big Boi or Three Stacks and battle aliens in Atlanta. The goal is to collect as many vinyl discs as you can to achieve the highest number of points possible.
The game will work on both mobile and desktop browsers with integration through Spotify and Apple Music. No official release date has been set just yet.
In addition to the video game, ’Kast’s ATLiens (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) is a vinyl collector's dream. The collection—available in both digital and vinyl tomorrow—will include the original 14 songs plus previously unreleased instrumental tracks mixed in Hi-Res 24-bit sound in multiple formats. Plus, there will be limited-edition 25th anniversary merchandise to cop as well.
Today (Aug. 26), OutKast dropped an animated music video for the album’s banging track “Two Dope Boyz (In a Cadillac).” The clip, directed by Rafael Perez, a.k.a. Rafatoon, of Dreambear production company, takes viewers on a planetary ride, in a red Cadillac of course, through their ATL hood.
Since ATLiens was released in 1996, the album has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and boasts the classic singles "Elevators (Me & You)", "ATLiens" and "Jazzy Belle".
For more information on OutKast’s ATLiens 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, head over to outkast.com.
Watch OutKast’s "Two Dope Boyz (In a Cadillac)” animated music video below.