The player and the poet; the funk faithful who raises pit bulls and the slightly spacey, guitar-wielding dandy; the championship singles act whose albums work best as whole units: What about OutKast isn’t a dichotomy? For their first decade as a recording act, Big Boi (player, pit bull-raiser) and Andre 3000 (aka Dre and 3 Stacks; poet, dandy) pushed every rule about what hip-hop could and couldn’t do. They began as prodigies, winning the Source Award for Best New Rap Group just out of high school, and they ended up one of the strangest, most far-reaching groups in all of pop. But they never left hip-hop completely behind, and that’s their strength: as the scions of music made from every other kind of music, they figure they can do anything. And on six albums, they did - often better than anyone. On the eve of their Coachella reunion, we look back at the albums that established their legacy.