the atlanta-based critically acclaimed duo of big boi and dre returns with yet another innovative contribution to hip-hop. 'stankonia', an album borrowing its title from the group-owned recording studio, continues outkast's tradition of delivering groundbreaking music. the two mcs cover topics that only they would rap about, over self-produced tracks that only they could make. songs like 'b.o.b. (bombs over baghdad)' are in contrast to the current hip-hop scene, with its bass music background, while 'ms. jackson,' a dedication to a baby's momma's momma, sports a soulful melody in the tradition of outkast's previous efforts. either way, outkast still proves to be in its own elite class.