The collector’s item is expected to ship later this year
Entertainment company Mass Appeal, Hip Hop 50, and Concrete Jungle have announced the limited release of an Outkast figurine. The collector’s item pays homage to famed ATLiens Andre 3000 and Big Boi, known as the iconic act Outkast, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Aquemini. The record, released in 1998, would be widely regarded as one of the greatest albums ever.
In keeping with its mission to celebrate and honor hip-hop on its momentous birthday in the most authentic way, the company behind the years-long Hip Hop 50 celebration recognizes one of hip-hop’s genre-defining acts. The figurine comes as the duo’s quintessential double album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, gains 13x Platinum certification, making it the best-selling rap album of all time, punctuating Outkast’s continued impact on and presence in music and culture.
Designed by Steven Cartoccio, the sculptor and animator better known as Concrete Jungle, the figurine will feature various aesthetic elements from the rap duo’s famed discography. The 15-pound statue boasts two replaceable heads for Andre 3000 and Big Boi. Fans will also have the option of purchasing an Outkast and Concrete Jungle signed effigy. Known for his ability to artfully conceptualize the unique characteristics of rap legends, Cartoccio has also immortalized Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, and Notorious B.I.G with figurines.
Cartoccio is working with frequent collaborator Sanford Greene of Bitter Root, on the statue’s packaging and collectible print. The figurine will be sold exclusively through Mass Appeal and available signed and unsigned. The statue is available for pre-sale through October 27th.