Sony Music Entertainment’s Legacy Recordings & Certified Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Outkast’s ATLiens with New Official Music Video & Interactive Video Game
Animated “Two Dope Boyz (In A Cadillac)“ Music Video Premieres Today, Thursday, August 26
Produced by London-based F That, Interactive Outkast ATLiens Video Game Coming Soon
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Certified, the digital platform celebrating SME’s R&B and Hip-Hop catalogs, commemorate the 25th anniversary of Outkast’s ATLiens with an official animated music video for “Two Dope Boyz (In A Cadillac)” premiering today and an immersive interactive ATLiens video game coming soon. On Friday, August 27 the digital and vinyl release of ATLiens (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition), an expanded edition of the album–featuring 14 previously unreleased instrumental tracks–mixed in Hi-Res 24bit sound, will be released.
ATLiens producers Organized Noize will also host a live stream event with all members of the group (Sleepy Brown, Rico Wade, and Ray Murray) at The Dungeon on Monday, August 30th. The event will include Brandon Butler of Butter.ATL and Dr. Joycelyn Wilson (Ph. D in Hip Hop and Urban studies) to celebrate the 25th anniversary. The live stream will be on IG Live and Volume.com.
The new “Two Dope Boyz (In A Cadillac)” animated music video is Directed by Rafatoon; Production Company: dreambear; Animation Team: Apus; Producer: Tiffany Bloomfield.
Watch “Two Dope Boyz” animated music video here.
Produced by London-based digital agency F That, the Outkast/ATLiens 25th anniversary video game gives fans the opportunity to play as André 3000 and Big Boi battling aliens in Atlanta. The aim of the game is to collect as many vinyl discs as quickly as possible in order to score maximum points. The game, which works on mobile and desktop browsers, integrates with Apple Music and Spotify. Founded in 2019, F That are a London-based deviant digital agency that produce content designed to make an impact. The agency was founded in 2019 and specialize in gamified and disruptive content made to maximize replay ability and sharing.
Both the “Two Dope Boyz (In A Cadillac)” animated music video and the Outkast/ATLiens interactive video game are part of SME/Legacy/Certified’s 25th anniversary celebration of Outkast’s cinematic hip-hop masterpiece which includes an expanded edition of the album, newly uprezzed HD videos of the album’s key singles, limited edition 25th anniversary merchandise and more.
With ATLiens, Outkast’s second studio album, the American hip-hop duo focused an outer space-inspired musical lens on 1996 Atlanta street culture, finding common ground in a range of characters from hustlers to extra-terrestrials.
Released on August 27, 1996, by LaFace Records. ATLiens entered the Billboard 200 chart at #2 and sold nearly 350,000 copies within two weeks of release. The album It has been certified double platinum by the RIAA, for shipments of two million copies in the United States, and generated the hit singles “Elevators (Me & You)”, “ATLiens”, and “Jazzy Belle”.
Since its release, ATLiens continues to be heralded by top magazines, music critics and aficionados as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time.