Can someone explain white peoples obsession with Andre 3000?

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  1. hex

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    A hit means it charted, "BOB" did not chart.

    It doesn't mean it was played at a tennis tournament. It doesn't mean it got played at your high school.

    We can't just arbitrarily assign meanings to words because we disagree. A "hit" has a very specific definition.
    And no, they didn't have plat singles on their first album. The fukk? :gucci:

    They had zero plat singles until "Stankonia". Check RIAA if you don't believe me.

    The high school thing in particular is especially odd. I have no idea what kind of high school you went to but most of the music we listened to didn't necessarily chart or cross over. I graduated in '95, Outkast got heavy play at the time but the school was literally 99% black and in the hood. So I obviously wouldn't use that as a yardstick of what was considered a "hit" at the time.

    Fred.
     
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    you’re crazy as hell if you don’t think BOB was a hit song. You’re just getting into semantics
     
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    stop talking to me fred

    i wasn't talking bout charting fukking hits just the fallacy that white people didn't listen to Outkast until Hey Ya. shyt isn't that complicated b.

    i'm not going back n forth over this dumb premise and thread. cut the bullshyt
     
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    I worked at a cd/record store in the late 90s/early 00s. White people are the majority buyers of every genre (except maybe R&B) so to single out one or two artists is ridiculous.

    When I worked at CD/Game Exchange it was 100% White kids buying up Pastor Troy & 3-6 Mafia tapes. It was 100% White kids (and Asian) ordering DJ Clue mixtapes. And for the most part Black people listened to what was on the radio or coming out of their local markets. So in DC that meant gogo. Backyard and Rare Essence were more popular than Tribe or Nas. That doesn’t mean Black people didn’t fukk with them.

    :whoa:

    So all you’re doing when you say Black people didn’t fukk with Wutang or Outkast is telling me that you weren’t outside like that and you’re regionally biased. We still made these artists hot enough for white people to pay attention to them. It’s not like now where the reverse is happening.
     
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    In the case of the Dre, he was never a plant, so if cacs want to like him, go ahead. His origins are organic, so there aren't any alarm bells that go off when cacs start swooning like they did for mfers like Chance or Drake (fakkits, the both of 'em).
     
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    Dog, are you drunk?

    YOU mentioned hits.

    Which is why I used hits as an example. Then you countered with "they had plat hits since their debut"....which is 100% false.

    So....yeah. If you want to disengage the convo :manny: knock yourself out but I don't understand you getting upset over some shyt you said.

    Fred.
     
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    i mentioned hits to elaborate the song was popular you started getting technical with chart placements like we wasn't outside:comeon:

    i was merely illustrating that outkast wasn't some underground shyt until Hey ya but like I said i'm not tryna argue

    you got this. BOB wasn't a hit because it didn' chart high enough and Outkast had not mainstream fan fare until Hey Ya

    we are all just delusional and didn't live that timeline.

    you wanna argue for the sake of arguing. you got it.

    shyt is tired and retarded.
     
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    It's not semantics, the example he used didn't make any sense.

    The song got played at a tennis tournament because Jennifer Capriati wanted to "support the troops".

    Which has nothing to do with the song, or Outkast. They actually spoke out against it being used in that manner.

    When a song is mistaken for an anthem

    That's why I asked what definition of the word hit are we using? A street hit? Billboard?

    Fred.
     
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    the clean video version of BoB has 18 million views

    the dirty video version also has 18 million views

    that’s 36 million views total, not including the non official videos that has hundreds of thousands of views. But it wasn’t a hit :mjlol:
     
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    breh i can't with these dudes today man... :mjtf:
     
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    :russ::russ:
     
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    B.O.B (song) - Wikipedia

    Why would a song that wasn’t popular have a Wikipedia page? Hit sure if u wanna argue semantics like u are? It wasn’t billboard charted hit

    but it was most def a song that reached a massive fanbase
     
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    I’ve never thought that cacs stan 3 Stacks more than any other major rapper. But “Hey Ya” is a white people anthem. The weird dressing makes Dre feel like the weird token black friend from the all white suburbs they grew up with since kindergarten though. And cacs love nikkas who “aren’t like all of those other nikkas who only rap about guns, bytches and money”. :mjpls:

    When I think of rappers that cacs stan, I think of Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and Wu Tang specifically. :scust:But cacs stan every rapper underground to mainstream. Cacs are the reason why some underground rappers even have millions of views and streams. And Jay Z would have never went platinum if he didn’t pander to cacs with the Annie sample. :scusthov:
     
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    white people and southern black people love Andre 3000/OutKast for some reason

    I don't really understand it might have to do with slavery :jbhmm:but its all good :yeshrug:
     

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