Outkast‘s evergreen track “Wheelz Of Steel” is a dope piece of work to stimulate the brain.
Outkast‘s incredible offering, Wheels Of Steel is all shades of awesome and never loses its shine. Those who have heard it would very much bless the day in was composed and the number of minds that bore it out together. The track’s parent album, ATLiens is arguably some of the best works the group ever created.
A new report on the iconic album by HotNewHipHop glorifies it, calling it “An integral piece of work in the greater hip-hop canon, and arguably Kast’s strongest album“. We totally agree, even to the statement that the album is the group’s darkest body of work.
Outkast’s Wheelz of Steel was the fourth single in the group’s second studio album, ATLiens. The album was reportedly recorded from 1995 to 1996 in sessions at several studios within Atlanta including Bosstown Recording Studios, Doppler Recording Studios, PatchWerk Recording Studio, etc. The record was released on Aug. 27, 1996 by LaFace Records.
The album was highly successful debuting at number two on the US Billboard 200 and selling nearly 350,000 copies in its first two weeks of release. Critics particularly praised the lyrical content of the album. Over the years, the album has been listed as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time by several magazines and critics.
One particular thing that stands out in the album was the fact that the band donned futuristic personas. Most of songs on the album tackle unconventional topics in hip hop including lyrics on extraterrestrial life and space travel.