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How OutKast gained power in 2004

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How OutKast gained power in 2004

AGES 28

They’ve sold 5.4 million of their CD set of conjoined solo albums. They’re in preproduction on their Prohibition-set HBO musical. Andre 3000 is interviewing the Bush and Kerry daughters for a political documentary, while Big Boi cameoed on Omarion’s first single. They won a Best Album Grammy, cleaned up at MTV’s VMAs and the World Music Awards, and should do the same at next month’s AMAs. Imagine what these two guys could accomplish if you got them in the same room.