These 2019 NBA Draft Picks Have No Idea Who OutKast Is
OutKast is universally regarded as one of the best, if not the best, rap duos in hip-hop history. But, apparently, not everyone is hip to the iconic rhymers. The NBA Draft took place on Thursday (June 20). Afterward, ESPN got some of the picks to be in a segment called Name the 90's where the millennial ballers were tasked with naming things from the decade before their time. The players struggled when asked to name the world-famous ATL duo.
The game started off with a Super Nintendo, which none of the players answered correctly. The next card was an Easy Bake Oven and then a fanny pack. Next was a photo of OutKast, the Grammy-winning group that brought us classic albums and a plethora of hits. The players were genuinely stumped. The first player up to bat didn't even attempt to answer. Coby White, who was selected in the first round by the Chicago Bulls, questioned aloud, "What's this group called? Come on, Cob."
Even the Atlanta Hawks' draft pick, Jaxson Hayes, couldn't I.D. the Mighty O. "Couldn't tell y'all who this is," he conceded.
Other face-to-palm inducing answers included "My mind is blank," "rappers" and "Big Boi and Andre 2000." Only Darius Garland of the Cleveland Cavs was able to properly name OutKast.
In their defense, most of these players were born around the year 2000. OutKast's last group album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, was released in September 2003.
Will we ever get a new 'Kast project? At this point chances look slim. Big Boi has been holding it down and continues to drop solo music, while 3 Stacks has been removed from the rap game for years, only making rare cameos. In 2017, Andre said he'd be fine if the group never dropped another album, to the dismay of fans.
Check out the hilarious video of new NBA players struggling to identify things from the 1990s below.
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