#6 – OutKast – “B.O.B.” – (2000)

This was the first OutKast song I ever head (sheltered, I know) and I didn’t care for it immediately. But boy has it grown on me. Andre 3000’s vocals are insane (and so are Big Boi’s). “B.O.B” stands for “Bombs Over Baghdad” which, at the time, was probably referencing earlier bombings of Iraq but were quite the forbearer of bad news. Anyway, the video: it’s full of weird colors and Big Boi wearing a Cincinnati Reds jersey. But what’s really great here (aside from the killer vocals) is the mixture of the drum & bass nature of the music with rap and gospel-esque vocals. The best OutKast song ever in my opinion.