Da Art of Storytellin' (Pt. 1)

"Da Art of Storytellin' (Pt. 1)" is the third and final single to be released from hip-hop duo OutKast's third studio album, Aquemini. It was released as a single in 1999, but failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, although it managed to peak at #67 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Only the single version of the song features Slick Rick, with his verse completely cut from the album version. This song is not to be confused with Slick Rick's album, The Art of Storytelling, which was released on the same day. This song was sampled in J. Cole's song, "Land of the Snakes" from his album, Born Sinner.

"Da Art of Storytellin' (Pt. 1)"
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Single by OutKast featuring Slick Rick
from the album Aquemini
ReleasedMay 25, 1999
FormatCD
Recorded1998
GenreSouthern hip hop
Alternative hip hop
LabelLaFace, Arista, RCA
Songwriter(s)André Benjamin, Antwan Patton, Ricky Walters
Producer(s)Mr. DJ
OutKast singles chronology
"Rosa Parks"
(1998)
"Da Art of Storytellin' (Pt. 1)"
(1999)
"B.O.B"
(2000)
Slick Rick singles chronology
"Sittin' in My Car"
(1995)
"Da Art of Storytellin' (Pt. 1)"
(1999)
"Street Talkin'"
(1999)

Track listingEdit

CD Single
  1. "Da Art Of Storytellin'" (Clean Mix) - 4:14
  2. "Da Art Of Storytellin'" (Instrumental)- 4:10
  3. "Da Art Of Storytellin'" (Call Out Research Hook) - 0:10
Maxi Single
  1. "Da Art Of Storytellin'" (Album Version) - 4:11
  2. "Da Art Of Storytellin'" (Featuring Slick Rick - Single Version) - 4:10
  3. "Da Art Of Storytellin'" (Featuring Slick Rick - Acapella) - 4:06
  4. "SpottieOttieDopaliscious" (Album Version) - 3:30
12" Vinyl Single
  1. "Da Art Of Storytellin'" (Clean Mix) - 4:14
  2. "Da Art Of Storytellin'" (Instrumental) - 4:11
  3. "Da Art Of Storytellin'" (Dirty Mix) - 4:11
  4. "Da Art Of Storytellin'" (Acapella) - 4:06

ChartsEdit

Chart (1999) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[1] 67

ReferencesEdit