Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is the fifth studio album by American hip hop duo OutKast. It was released on September 23, 2003, by LaFace Records. Issued as a double album, its playtime of more than two hours is distributed over solo albums from each of the group's members. Big Boi's Speakerboxxx is a Southern hip hop album with a P-Funk influence, while André 3000's The Love Below features psychedelic, pop, funk, electro, and jazz styles.
"R&B Love Songs" is a budget-priced U.K. compilation from Sony that features 38 songs, most of which were hit singles. Its selections span the '70s through the early 2010s, but there is a definite emphasis on later material, and the sequencing gradually works its way toward a little earlier fare from the likes of Billy Ocean ("Suddenly"), Mtume ("Juicy Fruit"), and Heatwave ("Always and Forever").
Idlewild is the sixth studio album by American hip hop duo OutKast, released August 22, 2006 on LaFace Records. It also serves as the soundtrack companion album to the duo's musical film Idlewild, released by Universal Pictures in August 2006.
Maya With Love reunites the powerful trio that Harold Mabern assembled in 1997 to record his Mabern's Grooveyard album. Like that recording, this current offering makes the most of the talents of all three players to produce music that is a whirling stream of power. The percussive nature of Mabern's playing is highlighted on the boogie-woogie style of "Boogie for Al McShawn," while the young lion Christian McBride steps out from the background with some impressive bowing on "Lament." Tony Reedus provides a rhythmic framework to hang the whole work on with his impressive and intricate percussion work…