Aquemini (4:52)

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From Aquemini and 9 other releases

Produced by OutKast for Earthtone

A three-dimensional aural massage with a mystical hook that gave cause to question everything you ever thought you believed and to believe nothing you never thought to question

Mr. DJ: On the album before Aquemini, me and Dre grew dreads. We went to Jamaica one time and took our cornrows out and we swam in the ocean, and we decided we were never going to comb our hair again.

After having dreads you realize how people discriminate against you just because of the way you look. Towards the end, around the time we got ready to do this album, we just cut our dreads off. So that’s what Dre was referring to when he says: ‘Is every nigga with dreads for the cause?/Is every nigga with golds for the fall?” He’s just explaining that you can’t judge a book by its cover.

Andre 3000: I was a young man searching, a young black man, so I was looking into Rastafarianism, Islam, whatever. I started to notice that all the stories were similar, it was more about a mutual respect and exchange of energy. When you rap and say anything kinda conscious, all the conscious people approach you. So after ATLiens I got it all - from books on sex to and religion. But you also get introduced to a lot of fake phony ass people, and I addressed it in the song. You find some of the fakest people with dreads pouring oils on you. And it’s really kind of mind-blowing when you’re a young person and you start to find out some of this is bullshit, so then you’re just out there searching.


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Even the sun goes down heroes eventually die
Horoscopes often lie and sometimes "why"
Nothin' is for sure nothin' is for certain nothin' lasts forever
But until they close the curtain

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