I'm not into Outkast enough to know much of what they sounded like in the early years, but if their 1998 cut "Spottieottiedopaliscious" is any indication, I've got some more digging to do, It's a seven minute groove that sounds something like a cross between King Tubby and the Budos Band. Really, from the "Hey Ya" guys. Go figure.
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Outkast - Spottieottiedopaliscious mp3 at Mixtape Riot Go there to get it (Right click the song title.)
King Tubby & Soul Syndicate - King Tubby's Key mp3 at Clumsy & Shy
The Budos Band - Budos Rising mp3 at Ear It Now
Budos Band - Past posts
King Tubby - Past posts