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“Shutterbugg”

Big Boi feat. Cutty | 2010

"Shutterbugg" marked OutKast member Big Boi's first solo work, seven years after the chart-topping double-disc album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. The bubbling electro beat features a low-end, voice-like bassline, and singer-rapper Cutty buttresses Big Boi's nimble rapping on the chorus. The concept is "capturing the moment," according to Big Boi, "whether it be your kid's first steps or you got a Polaroid and you with your lady somewhere...It's a funky, get-down, slap-your-sister-in-the-mouth jam."

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“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

Tag Team | 1993

Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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