Joe Budden Calls Outkast “The Greatest Group Of All Time”

During his appearance on the Drink Champs podcast, the MC and media personality was asked to choose between the Atlanta duo and Mobb Deep.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Joe Budden Calls Outkast “The Greatest Group Of All Time”

Sure, it's a pretty cold take at this point, but it's still one of the most interesting and tough conversations to have. Joe Budden recently called Outkast "the greatest group of all time" during his appearance on the Drink Champs podcast with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN. Moreover, it seems like they were answering prompts and taking shots, and one of the questions that came up was a choice between the Atlanta duo and Mobb Deep. "Well, Outkast is the greatest group of all time," Budden began. "But I'm from New York... I mean, but Outkast is better than Mobb Deep."

"I'm not gonna be on camera saying otherwise," the Slaughterhouse alum added. However, he still gave due respect to Mobb Deep, which is a strong contender in that conversation in their own right. "But Queens, Mobb Deep, Rest In Peace Prodigy," he remarked to the camera with a salute. As the cohosts agreed, they took a shot, most likely in honor of the fallen hip-hop legend. A lot more groups are usually part of that conversation, but there's no denying that Outkast is often seen as the favorite.

Joe Budden Crowns Outkast As The GOAT Group

Still, it does open up a question about what's considered a rap group in the first place. Sure, Big Boi and André 3000 have an impeccable discography (the best in the genre, some say), but they are two guys stacked up against groups like the Wu-Tang Clan. However, many include Organized Noize in that conversation for their indelible contributions to Big and Dré's production, so that debate could last thirty more years and beyond. Unfortunately, an Outkast reunion or another album seems like the stuff of legend at this point, but one can dream.

As someone known for their often scathing takes, Joe gets a bit too much flack for just speaking honestly. In this case, it's doubtful that many will be at his throat for making such an assumption when a GOAT contender (or two, if we're being fair and honest) is in what he considers the greatest group of all time. The one thing we know for sure, though, is that this is an evergreen point of conversation for the hip-hop world. With that in mind, let us know what you think the greatest group of all time is in the comments and come back to HNHH for the latest on Joe Budden and Outkast.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.