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The double-disc of solo albums from Big Boi (Speakerboxxx) and Andre 3000 (The Love Below) mixed the pair’s signature down-South hip-hop grooves with the purest evolution of their pop smarts for a once-in-a-career phenomenon that was both unstoppable and irresistible. Andre’s hit “Hey Ya” was the kind of mega-single that crossed over to every demo, as did Boi’s “The Way You Move,” pushing them to previously unimagined career heights.

On the 10th anniversary of the huge breakthrough — which won three Grammys, including Album of the Year — we spoke to Outkast and some of the people who worked on the albums to get a behind-the-scenes take on the making of the discs.

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