“Royal Flush” is a promo single by Outkast member Big Boi. The track features fellow Outkast member André 3000 and Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon. It was the first time the three rappers collaborated with each other in 10 years since “Skew It on the Bar-B” in 1998. The song was intended to be included as part of Big Boi’s album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, but was removed from it, due to legal complications from Big Boi resigning from Jive Records.
This song contains sampled elements from the song “Voyage to Atlantis” by The Isley Brothers between each verse. Big Boi refers to this when at the end of his verse he says, “take a voyage to Atlantis”.
The song was nominated for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 51st Grammy Awards.
As far as influences go, Outkast has to be one of the top when it comes to lyrics and creativity. They force you to up your level of thought just to feel competitive and relevant. If one was to ask Lex Luthor of LexZyne Productions, which Southern rapper, group or otherwise, is the most influential, the answer would be Outkast. Hands Down!
Outkast – Royal Flush
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