OutKast’s indelible influence on the culture continues to shines through years after their historic run.
As spotted on HipHopDX, James Harden and Russell Westbrook graced the most recent issue of GQ. On the cover of the March 2020 edition, the Houston Rockets starters are seen together paying homage to the classic Stankonia album with the two all-stars posing in front of a black and white rendition of the American flag.
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For further effect Russ is shirtless with a bandana while Harden stands next to him with his hands together with copy that reads “So Fresh and So Clean”. The staging is also identical to one of the press photographs from the album’s original roll out in 2000. Naturally this caught the attention of Big Boi who made it clear he approves of the gesture.
Stankonia marks OutKast’s most successful album to date with millions of records sold and two Grammy Awards. One for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Miss Jackson”.
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Big Boi Approves James Harden & Russell Westbrook’s ‘Stankonia’ Tribute in ‘GQ’ was originally published on hiphopwired.com