Outkast is a hip hop group that was formed in the year 1991 in Georgia, East Point, Georgia. This group was composed of several rappers including Andre Benjamin and Antwan Patton. This duo was able to achieve critical acclaim as well as the commercial success in the 1990s and also in the early 2000s, and they played a very crucial role in aiding to popularize the Southern Hip Hop while at the same time experimenting with the different genres including funk, jazz, and techno. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Outkast in the year 2019.
Benjamin and Patton met in the year 1991 at Lenox Square shopping mall, and during this time, they were aged sixteen years old. The duo lived in East point section of the Atlanta and also attended the Tri-Cities High School. During the schooling time, Benjamin and Patton went on and participated in the rap battles in the Cafeteria. Benjamin had his parents’ divorce, and during this time, he was living with the father. Meanwhile, Patton had moved with the four brothers as well as the six sisters to Atlanta. Benjamin and Patton went on and teamed up as they went on and signed to LA and the Baby Face.
Their debut album ‘Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik’ was released in the year 1994. The initial effort has been credited for being able to lay the foundation for the southern hip hop and at the same time has been considered classic by many. Every track on their first album got to be produced by the Organized Noize and also went on to feature members of Dungeon family. What followed was singles, and it included ‘Git UP Git Out,’ which was a politic charged collaboration with the Goodie Mob which would later be sampled by Gray Macy for the 1990 hit dubbed ‘Do Something.’ On the early material, both Andre, as well as Big Boi lyrical contest, reflected lifestyles of the Pimps and the gangsters with political material commenting on African Americans status. They went on and released very many albums that enjoyed massive success.
The group has worked and released several albums that have been gold certified. It’s amazing how the group has been able to perform excellently. Despite the breakup, there is no doubt the group has played a very big role in the growth of Southern hip-hop.
Net Worth & Earnings
Outkast worked together before they later went separate ways. However, the duo has accumulated huge net worth that has come as a result of them working together. Andre 3000 net worth is estimated to be over $50 million while that of Big Boi is over $55 million and their wealth has been generated from their successful career in the music industry.
Outkast is a group that has performed excellently when it comes to music. Just like any other music group, a time reaches when members feel that working solo will help each achieve maximum potential. Fans are always excited when the duo come together to give them a good performance.