Idlewild [Clean Lyrics]

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A lot happened to OutKast between the moment they began to think about making a movie and the release of Idlewild. In 1998, no studio would back the movie they were plotting. Fast-forward eight years, past a fourth successive classic album, a double-disc blockbuster, and countless breakup rumors, as well as moonlighting gigs involving supporting actor roles and a successful dog kennel. Along the way, OutKast's first movie took on an entirely different shape, from Aquemini to Idlewild, and the duo attained enough star power to gain the support of HBO and Universal. After a series of delays with its soundtrack, Idlewild reached theaters in August 2006. Set in the prohibition era, Big Boi plays a speakeasy owner, while ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
A lot happened to OutKast between the moment they began to think about making a movie and the release of Idlewild. In 1998, no studio would back the movie they were plotting. Fast-forward eight years, past a fourth successive classic album, a double-disc blockbuster, and countless breakup rumors, as well as moonlighting gigs involving supporting actor roles and a successful dog kennel. Along the way, OutKast's first movie took on an entirely different shape, from Aquemini to Idlewild, and the duo attained enough star power to gain the support of HBO and Universal. After a series of delays with its soundtrack, Idlewild reached theaters in August 2006. Set in the prohibition era, Big Boi plays a speakeasy owner, while Dré is the relatively introverted piano-playing son of a mortician. These roles are no stretch, and they cross paths in only a handful of scenes; this all befits the together-but-separate presentation the duo has maintained for a few years. That presentation holds true throughout Idlewild's soundtrack, which doubles as the sixth OutKast album. Big Boi and André 1936 share little space on a disc that's not so much a series of misfires as it's filled with shots that reach their targets, albeit softly and with little trace of impact. Rich with color and energy, mischievous asides, and biting observations, the album presents fresh ideas every couple of minutes. However, at the same time, it just keeps on going, and even its highlights fall short of OutKast's past and fail to transcend its assortment of inspirations. Little of it sticks. The music of the '30s seeps through a handful of tracks, the best of which is led by Big Boi protégé Janelle Monaé, a young vocalist who stomps and sways through her time in the spotlight. Despite Dré's likely position as the driving creative force behind the whole project -- and its further strides away from what his detractors think he should be doing -- he's far more effective as an MC than a singer. When it comes to rapping, he's "bored" with "no dragon to battle," yet the verse containing that proclamation outstrips just about all the lines he croons. "Hollywood Divorce" is an exception, where he does triple duty producer, MC, vocalist and guides Big Boi, Lil Wayne, and Snoop Dogg through a modern-day version of "Burn Hollywood Burn." Big Boi is the album's saving grace, still every bit the undervalued force with scythe-like rhymes and gazelle-like moves. Idlewild
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/22/2006
  • Label: La Face
  • UPC: 828767579221
  • Catalog Number: 75792
  • Sales rank: 140,358

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (2:11)
  2. 2 Mighty O (4:16)
  3. 3 Peaches - Scar (3:10)
  4. 4 Idlewild Blue (Don't Chu Worry 'Bout Me) (3:24)
  5. 5 Infatuation (Interlude) (0:48)
  6. 6 N2U - Khujo Goodie (3:40)
  7. 7 Morris Brown - Scar (4:24)
  8. 8 Chronomentrophobia (2:12)
  9. 9 The Train - Scar (4:09)
  10. 10 Life Is Like a Musical (2:14)
  11. 11 No Bootleg Dvds (Interlude) (0:50)
  12. 12 Hollywood Divorce - Lil Wayne (5:23)
  13. 13 Zora (Interlude) (0:16)
  14. 14 Call the Law (4:51)
  15. 15 Bamboo & Cross (Interlude) (0:54)
  16. 16 Buggface (2:45)
  17. 17 Makes No Sense at All (2:53)
  18. 18 In Your Dreams - Janelle Monáe (3:34)
  19. 19 PJ & Rooster (4:27)
  20. 20 Mutron Angel - Whild Peach (4:18)
  21. 21 Greatest Show on Earth (3:06)
  22. 22 You're Beautiful (Interlude) (0:29)
  23. 23 When I Look in Your Eyes (2:43)
  24. 24 Dyin' to Live (2:07)
  25. 25 A Bad Note (8:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
OutKast Primary Artist
Bamboo Vocals
Snoop Dogg Vocals
Preston Crump Bass
Kevin Kendricks Keyboards
Debra Killings Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals
Dave Robbins Bass, Keyboards
Albey Scholl Harmonica
Mike Patterson Bass, Guitar
Joi Gilliam Vocals, Background Vocals
Terry Smith Background Vocals
André Benjamin Vocals
Jerry Freeman Cornet, Horn
David Whild Guitar, Background Vocals
Macy Gray Vocals
Victor Alexander Drums
Cutmaster Swift scratching
Lil Wayne Vocals
Mike Hardnett Guitar
Marvin "Chanz" Parkman Keyboards
Sleepy Brown Vocals, Background Vocals
André 3000 Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Eddie Ellis Conductor
David "Whild" Brown Background Vocals
Janelle Monáe Vocals, Background Vocals
Jason Freeman Horn
Steven Boos Drums
Jeff Bowden Keyboards
Myrna "Peach" Brown Vocals
Dookieblossumgame Vocals
Tuesday Henderson Percussion
Hot Tub Tony Background Vocals
Kevin Kendrix Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Skreechy Peachy Vocals, Background Vocals
Uncoolgirlz Choir Background Vocals
Melissa Zampatti Vocals
Technical Credits
John Fry Audio Production
John Frye Engineer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Kevin Kendricks Producer
Organized Noize Programming, Producer, drum programming
D.P. "Dad" Carter Composer
Chris Jackson Engineer
Matt Still Audio Production
Vernon Mungo Engineer
Ralph Cacciurri Engineer
Sean Davis Engineer, Audio Production
André Benjamin Executive Producer
Jerry Freeman Horn Arrangements
Antwan Patton Executive Producer
P. Brown Composer
Robert Hannon Engineer
Denise Trorman Art Direction
Malik Albert Engineer, Audio Production
André 3000 Arranger, Programming, Producer, drum programming
John Holmes Engineer, Audio Production
Chris Carmouche Engineer, Audio Production
Morris Brown College Gospel Choir Instrumentation
Kori Anders Engineer
Gary Fly Engineer
Johnny Vulture Producer
Janelle Monáe Arranger, Producer
Chuck Lightning Arranger, Producer
Kevin Kendrix Horn Arrangements
Matthew Still Engineer
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